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 more than 3,000 people, the median age is 37 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2% of the population.
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 and 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 supported by the NSW Ambulance Service based in Queanbeyan.
Major hospitals in Canberra are only 30 minutes from Bungendore.
Bungendore has one primary school: Bungendore Public School. There are numerous other educational 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 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.