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Bowral – Mittagong – Moss Vale

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Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale are located in the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands, only 90 minutes from Sydney.

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Location

Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale are about 120 km (90 min drive) south of Sydney, and 80 km (60 min drive) from Wollongong (80 km), and 170 km (2 hr) north of Canberra.

The Southern Highlands are renowned for heritage villages, old world charm, beautiful gardens and award winning wines.

How to get there

The closest airport to the Southern Highlands is Sydney Airport (70 min drive to the north east).

Train services stop at various Southern Highlands towns daily and coaches are available between the Southern Highlands and Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong.

Population

Collectively Bowral, Mittagong, and Moss Vale are home to nearly 30,000 people, the median age of residents is 47 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up around 2% of the population.

The towns are located within the South Western Sydney NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Needs Assessment provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Bowral and District Hospital is a major rural hospital servicing the Southern Highlands Region. It has 91 beds and offers a range of general and specialised services such as general medical, emergency services, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, surgical, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, and geriatrics.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station at Bowral.

Accredited GP practices

  • Bowral Street Medical Practice
  • Mittagong Healthcare Centre
  • Mittagong Medical Centre
  • Moss Vale Family Practice
  • Moss Vale Medical Centre
  • St Mary Family Doctors
  • Wintergarden Family Practice

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of the Southern Highlands are: cafes and restaurants, aged care residential, secondary education, hospitals, and primary education.
  • Education

There are many schooling options in the Southern Highlands with one public and four private primary schools, and one public and two private secondary schools in Bowral. In Mittagong there is one public and three private primary schools, one public and two private secondary schools, and a special school. There are two primary and two high schools in Moss Vale.
  • Childcare

For young families, Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale have numerous facilities offering a range of after school, long day care, vocation care, early learning, out of school hours and child care facilities.
  • Shopping

For your basic needs there is Woolworths in Mittagong and Bowral, IGA in Bowral and Moss Vale, Harris Farm in Bowral, Aldi in Mittagong and Bowral, Coles in Bowral, and Tuckerbag in Moss Vale and Mittagong. Retail stores include Harvey Norman, Retravision, Betta Electrical, Target, Big W and Bed Bath 'n' Table.
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in Southern Highlands including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Methodist and Baptist churches. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (60 min from Bowral) and the closest mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (60 min drive from Bowral).
  • Points of interest

The Southern Highlands has rustic local eateries and eclectic boutiques, cellar doors, beautiful open gardens in the spring, history, heritage, National Parks, waterfalls, and is home to the Bradman Museum. Annual Events include the famous Tulip Time Festival.
  • Sporting activities

There is a large range of sporting facilities, sporting clubs and teams in the Southern Highlands including rugby league and union, swimming, basketball, cricket, cycling, netball, tennis and golf. A listing of groups and contact details are available at Southern Highlands Sports & Recreation Directory.
  • Community groups and activities

Community groups in the Southern Highlands region include: Aboriginal Community Cultural CentreThe Mittagong PlayhouseMoss Vale Community Garden, and Moss Vale Landcare Group. Or see the list of areas you can get involved at Volunteering at Council.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale. Good places to start are these Facebook pages: Buy, Sell or Swap Moss Vale, Bowral, Mittagong and surrounding areasSouthern Highland NewsBradman Oval BowralBowral Co-Op, and Moss Vale Community.