Crookwell is a picturesque country town situated amid farmland on the Southern Tablelands, high on the Great Dividing Range more than 900 m above sea level.
The population of Crookwell is more than 2,500 people, the median age is 48 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2% of the population.
Crookwell is located 240 km south-west of Sydney and a 113 km (90 min drive) north of Canberra.
Crookwell is renowned for its seed potato production celebrated on the first Saturday in March each year with the Crookwell Potato Festival.
The nearest airport is at Canberra, a 90 min drive from Crookwell. Canberra Airport is a major airport offering services to state capitals and regional locations.
The Crookwell Bus Service runs between Goulburn and Crookwell three times a day.
The main industries people from Crookwell work in are:
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Public administration and safety
- Education and training
Crookwell Hospital is a small regional hospital with an emergency department and less than 50 beds.
Goulburn Base Hospital (35 minutes from Crookwell) is a public district hospital and is operated by Southern NSW Local Health District and serves as a regional referral facility providing a range of general, surgical and some specialist services. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Australian National University, based in Canberra.
Crookwell is supported by a NSW Ambulance Service station.
There are a number of pre-school and day care options in Crookwell. For more information on childcare options click here
Crookwell has an IGA supermarket and Lost River produce, as well as smaller specialty stores.
Goulburn Square shopping centre (35 minutes away) has over 50 specialty stores including Coles and Kmart. The town also has a Woolworths and Aldi supermarket and a Target store.
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.
Social Media Groups
Crookwell Community Hub
Crookwell Buy, Sell, Swap, Wanted & Community News
Crookwell Potato Festival
Points of Interest
There are plenty of things to see and do around this historic Country NSW town, with its goldmining and bushranging history.
The Upper Lachlan is home to many outstanding artists and their work along with that of other regional and Australian artists is on show in various locations. There are also many outstanding cold climate gardens some of which are open to the public during the Australian Open Gardens Scheme, during special events or by appointment.
If you are into sport Crookwell has a golf course, tennis courts, lawn bowls and squash courts.