The stunning Snowy Mountains town of Jindabyne is located on the edge of Lake Jindabyne.
The population of Jindabyne is 2,441 and is comprised of approximately 46.0% females and 54.0% males. Jindabyne has a population of 30 (1.2%) indigenous people and a median age of 31.
Jindabyne is located 180km (2 hr 15 minutes) south of Canberra, via the Monaro Highway. It overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains and is a popular holiday destination, especially in winter, due to its proximity to several ski resorts throughout the 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 an ambulance service.
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.
There are a number of places of worship in Jindabyne including Catholic, Anglican, and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist Temples and Muslim Mosques are located in Canberra (2 hr 15 minutes 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.