The stunning Snowy Mountains town of Jindabyne is located on the edge of Lake Jindabyne.
The population of Jindabyne is more than 2,000 people, the median age is 31 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 1% of the population.
Jindabyne is located 180km (2 hr 15 min) south of Canberra, via the Monaro Highway. It is 64 km (50 min) from the larger centre of Cooma.
The town overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains and is a popular holiday destination, especially in winter, due to its proximity to ski resorts in Kosciuszko National Park, including Thredbo and Perisher.
Regional Express (REX) conduct year-round return flights from Sydney into Snowy Mountains Airport in Cooma.
The main industries people from Cooma work in are:
- Accommodation and food services
- Arts and recreation services
- Retail trade
- Education and training
- Public administration and safety
Cooma District Hospital is the nearest regional public hospital (less than 50 beds) with an emergency department and maternity ward.
- 134 overnight beds
- 15 emergency department bays
- 4 emergency medical unit beds
- 46 acute medical inpatient beds
Jindabyne is supported by a NSW Ambulance Service station.
Snowy Mountains Medical Centre
There are four pre-school, day care or child care options in Jindabyne. For more information on child care options click here.
Jindabyne has a small shopping complex anchored with a Woolworths supermarket and a wide range of specialty shops. Being a service town for Australia’s highest ski resort it is highly tourist-oriented with a large range of snow-sport rental outlets, bars, restaurants and cafes.
There are a number of places of worship in Jindabyne including Catholic, Anglican, and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist temple and mosque are located in Canberra (2 hr 15 min to the north).
Points of Interest
In Jindabyne and the nearby Snowy Mountains, there’s lots to do all year round. In winter you can enjoy the nearby snowfields, while in the warmer months the region comes to life with adventure activities, events, festivals and attractions for everyone.