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The historic town of Bungendore is set in a pretty green valley near the nation’s capital, Canberra.

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Location

Bungendore is 40 km (35 min drive) from Canberra, and is 280 km (3 hr drive) south­west of Sydney.

The town is located in the Canberra District wine region and offers a range of winery experiences and restaurants serving fresh local produce.

How to get there

The nearest airport is in Canberra Airport (30 min drive from Bungendore).

There are regular train services from Sydney to Bungendore via Goulburn. There is a train/bus service from Canberra to Bungendore.

There is also a coach service to and from the south coast to Canberra via Bungendore.

Population

Bungendore is home to nearly 4,200 people; the median age of residents is 38 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2% of the population.

The town is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Queanbeyan District Hospital is the closest hospital to Bungendore (20 min drive), it has an emergency department and fewer than 50 beds. Major hospitals are located in Canberra (35 min away).

Bungendore is supported by the NSW Ambulance Service based in Queanbeyan.

Accredited GP practices

  • Bungendore Medical Centre

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Bungendore are: central government administration, defence, state government administration, hospitals, and cafes and restaurants.
  • Education

Bungendore has one primary school: Bungendore Public School. There are numerous other educational options in the nearby town of Queanbeyan (20 min drive) or Canberra (35 min drive).
  • Childcare

For young families, Bungendore has facilities offering a range of family day care, before and after school care, vacation care, and long day care services.
  • Shopping

There is an IGA supermarket, delicatessen and the Food Lovers Market in Bungendore. The Village Square offers specialty shops, fashion and gift stores as well as eateries. Bungendore is also a great place to shop for antiques, art and crafts.
  • Places of worship

Bungendore has Catholic and Anglican churches. Other Christian churches are only 20 min drive away in Queanbeyan. The nearest Buddhist temple and mosques are located in Canberra, 35 min drive away.
  • Points of interest

If food and wine take your fancy, Bungendore has wineries for you to visit to sample the local wines or dine in their restaurants. Other local foodie activities include truffle hunting or picking your own chestnuts. Annual events include the Bungendore Rodeo, Bungendore Country Music Muster and the Bungendore Show.
  • Sporting activities

Bungendore offers a range of sporting activities including tennis, netball, rugby union, athletics, basketball, rugby league, Oztag, polocrosse, soccer, martial arts, the rifle club, swimming and a skate park. For contact details see the Bungendore Community Directory.
  • Community groups and activities

In Bungendore community groups and volunteer organisations include the Country Women’s Association, Rotary Club, Landcare, School of the Arts, and the Rural Fire Service. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Bungendore Community Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Bungendore. Good places to start are the Facebook pages: Bungendore Community NoticeboardBeautiful BungendoreBungendore Parents and Bungendore Buy, Sell, Swap & Giveaway.