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Located on the Southern Tablelands high on the Great Dividing Range – almost 1000m above sea level, Crookwell is a picturesque country town surrounded by farmland.

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Location

Crookwell is located 240 km south-west of Sydney (3 hr drive) and 113 km (90 min drive) north of Canberra, it is only 44 km (30 min drive) from the regional centre of Goulburn.

 Crookwell is renowned for its fine wool and potato production – the Crookwell Potato Festival is an annual event.

How to get there

The nearest airport is in Canberra, a 90 min drive from Crookwell. Canberra Airport is a major airport offering services to state capitals and regional locations as well as international flights.

Population

Crookwell is home to more than 2600 people, the median age of residents is 50 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 3% of the population.

Crookwell 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

Crookwell District Hospital is a small regional hospital with an emergency department and 18 beds. It offers acute care and general medical services.

Goulburn Base Hospital is an 80-bed public district hospital and is located 30 minutes form Crookwell.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station at Crookwell.

Accredited GP practices

  • The Health Care Centre

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Crookwell are: local government administration, sheep farming, aged care residential services, primary education, and hospitals.
  • Education

There is one public primary and one public high school in Crookwell: Crookwell Public School and Crookwell High School. There are a number of additional public and private school options available in the nearby regional centre of Goulburn.
  • Childcare

There are childcare options in Crookwell offering early learning, long day care, and outside school hours care.
  • Shopping

Crookwell has an IGA supermarket, produce store, bakery and a butcher. Other stores include the hardware, clothing, footwear, furnishings and confectionery stores. Goulburn Square shopping centre (35 min drive) has more than 50 specialty stores including Coles and Kmart. The town also has a Woolworths and Aldi supermarket and a Target store.
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in Crookwell including Catholic, Anglican, and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist temples and mosques are located in Canberra.
  • Points of interest

Crookwell has a goldmining and bushranging history that can be explored. There are alpaca farms, cafes and pubs to visit, or try fossicking for gold or trout fishing. There are a range of specialty shops to browse and the well-known Lindner Sock Factory. Annual events include the Crookwell Potato Festival and the Crookwell Garden Festival.
  • Sporting activities

Crookwell has a golf course, tennis courts, lawn bowls, swimming pool and squash courts. Sporting team include hockey, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, and cricket. Contact details can be found at Upper Lachlan Shire Sport, leisure and recreation.
  • Community groups and activities

In Crookwell community groups and volunteer organisations include the Country Women’s Association, Red Cross, Lions Club, Rotary Club, and Men’s Shed. There is also the Crookwell and District Arts Council and the Amateur Dramatic Society. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Upper Lachlan Shire Community Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Crookwell. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Crookwell Community HubCrookwell Buy, Sell, Swap, Wanted & Community News and Crookwell Gazette.