As Australia's first inland city, Goulburn's well-preserved architecture provides a glimpse into days gone past.
The population of Goulburn is more than 21,000 people, the median age is 39 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3% of the population.
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, approximately 195 kilometres south-west of Sydney (two hour drive) and 90 kilometres north-east of Canberra (1 hour drive).
Goulburn is surrounded by agricultural land, the local sheep industry is commemorated by the Big Merino.
The nearest airport is at Canberra (1 hour away), it provides services to capital cities, regional destinations and an increasing number of international locations.
NSW Train Link have train services from Sydney to Goulburn and Melbourne to Goulburn and NSW Train Link Travel Centre are booking agents for a number of coach companies travelling to Goulburn.
City Rail run services from Sydney to Goulburn with the line including Campbelltown, Mittagong and Moss Vale.
The main industries in Goulburn are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Public administration and safety
- Accommodation and food services
- Education and training
Goulburn Base Hospital 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.
Goulburn is supported by an ambulance service.
Goulburn Medical Clinic
Marima Medical Clinic
Goulburn district has 15 primary schools, 3 secondary schools and a special needs school to choose from as well as a TAFE College.
There are numerous pre-school and day care options in Goulburn.
Goulburn Square shopping centre has over 50 specialty stores including Coles and Kmart. The town also has Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets and a Target.
Nearby Canberra offers a large and diverse range of shopping options.
There are a number of places of worship in Goulburn including Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witness, Greek Orthodox and Uniting churches.
The nearest Buddhist temples and mosques are located in Canberra (1 hour from Goulburn).
Points of Interest
Whether you are interested in history, the great outdoors, galleries or shopping there’s something for everyone in Goulburn and surrounds.
Goulburn is home to the oldest theatre company in Australia, Lieder Theatre Company, established in 1891, the company runs a year-round program of critically-acclaimed productions.
It is also close to the wineries and cellar doors of Murrumbateman and Canberra. Or enjoy the weekend markets, art galleries, museums and antique stores of the region.