Beautiful, historic Braidwood is one of the little gems of NSW’s Southern Tablelands and the entire town is classified by the National Trust.
The population of Braidwood is 1,500 people, the median age is 44 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up less than 1% of the population.
The town is situated on the Kings Highway halfway between the national capital, Canberra, and the state’s South Coast and is only 3 hours from Sydney. Braidwood was the first complete town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.
Canberra is the closest airport, 88 km from Braidwood.
Murray’s Coaches run daily services between Batemans Bay and Canberra, once each way, through Braidwood.
The main industries people from Braidwood work in are:
- Public administration and safety
- Education and training
- Health care and social assistance
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Retail trade
Braidwood has a small regional public hospital (less than 50 beds) with an emergency department.
The closest major regional hospital is located in Canberra (88 km from Braidwood).
Braidwood is supported by an ambulance station.
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There is one public primary school in Braidwood: Braidwood Central School.
There are a few childcare options in Braidwood for children aged 6 weeks to school age. For more information click here
Braidwood has an IGA supermarket, the Braidwood Food Market and Mutton’s General Store. Braidwood is also full of magical places to shop where the old rubs shoulders with the new, the common with the rare and the plain with the exotic. Stamp your home and yourself with something that expresses your personal taste. Discover retro collectables, antiques, clothing and oil lamps, or find that special gift for someone.
There are a number of places of worship in Braidwood including Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Baptist churches. The nearest Buddhist temple and mosques are located in Canberra (1 hour from Braidwood).
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Points of Interest
There are plenty of things to see and do in and around Braidwood. Browse through galleries, antique shops and craft stores, learn about the gold-rush era at the Braidwood Museum or have a beer at the Royal Mail Hotel.
Nearby are waterfalls, bushwalking trails, caves, and native flora and fauna in the surrounding national parks. Close by in the wider Queanbeyan and Canberra region you’ll find some sensational galleries, museums and heritage locations along with a plethora of other dining and entertainment options.