Bungendore is a traditional Australian country town with a relaxed bush village atmosphere set in a pretty green valley in the NSW Southern Tablelands.
The population of Bungendore is 3,553 and is comprised of approximately 50.2% females and 49.8% males. Bungendore has a population of 60 (1.7%) indigenous people. The median/average age of the people in Bungendore is 37 years of age.
Bungendore is located in the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (SENSWPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the SENSWPHN.
Bungendore is a 30 minute drive from Canberra, 3 hours south-west of Sydney. It is on the Kings Highway near Lake George, the Molonglo River Valley and the ACT border. It has become a popular tourist spot for visitors from Canberra in recent years.
The nearest airport is in Canberra (30 minutes away).
NSW Train Link have train services from Sydney to Goulburn & Bungendore.
Deanes Buslines City Transit run buses from Queanbeyan to Bungendore and Murrays Coaches have bus services from Narooma to Canberra via Bungendore.
The main industries people from Bungendore work in are:
- Public administration and safety
- Retail trade
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Education and training
- Health care and social assistance
Queanbeyan District Hospital is the closest hospital to Bungendore (20 minutes) and has an emergency department and fewer than 50 beds.
Bungendore is only 30 minutes from major hospitals in Canberra.
Queanbeyan is the closest ambulance service.
There is one medical practice in Bungendore.
No accommodation available.
Bungendore has one primary school with numerous other school options in the nearby town of Queanbeyan.
The town offers numerous specialty shops and you can discover art, craft and antique shops in the Bungendore Village Square. There is an IGA supermarket, Biscottis Delicatessen and the Food Lovers Market.
Major shopping centres are located in nearby Queanbeyan and Canberra.
Bungendore has a Catholic and Anglican church. Other Christian churches are only half an hour away in Queanbeyan and Canberra. The nearest Buddhist Temple and Muslim Mosque are located in Canberra.
Points of Interest
If food and wine take your fancy, Bungendore has two wineries for you to visit and sample the fine local wines at Lark Hill and Lerida Estate, both of which are also restaurants. If you crave the great outdoors, there is an abundance of natural attractions further afield in the Queanbeyan area and don’t miss Googong Foreshores or Monga National Park. The town also offers numerous old stone, brick and timber heritage buildings, providing an evocative glimpse of 19th-century life in rural Australia.