Mittagong is in the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands. With its cool climate and rich soil, this area is known for producing award-winning wines and exquisitely manicured gardens.
The population of Mittagong is 5,722 and is comprised of approximately 54.1% females and 45.9% males. Mittagong has a population of 87 (1.5%) indigenous people and a median age of 45.
Only one hour and a half south of Sydney, one hour from Wollongong and two hours north of Canberra, the Southern Highlands are renowned for its heritage villages and old world charm.
The closest airport to the Southern Highlands is Sydney Airport (one hour to the north east).
Sydney trains and NSW Trainlink services stop at various Southern Highlands towns daily.
The main industries people from Mittagong work in are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services
Bowral and District Hospital is an acute care public hospital servicing the Southern Highlands Region. The hospital is centrally located in the town of Bowral and is the only hospital operated outside the Sydney metropolitan area by the South Western Sydney Local Health District. It has 94 beds and an emergency department.
There are 7 medical practices in the Southern Highlands region
There is one public and three private primary schools, one public and two private secondary schools and a special school in Mittagong.
Mittagong offers young families long day care, out of school hours care, family day care and preschool services. For more information on child care options click here.
Take time to browse and fill your treasure chest whilst hunting through boutique and specialty retail precincts scattered throughout the Southern Highlands quirky towns and villages.
For your more basic needs there is Woolworths in Mittagong and Bowral, IGA in Bowral and Moss Vale, Harris Farm in Bowral, Aldi in Mittagong and Bowral, Coles in Bowral, a Tuckerbag in Moss Vale and Mittagong, and the Robertson and Bundanoon supermarkets. Larger retail stores include Harvey Norman, Retravision, Betta Electrical, Target, Big W and Bed Bath n Table.
There are a number of places of worship in Southern Highlands including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Methodist and Baptist. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (one hour from Mittagong) and the closest Muslim Mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (under one hour from Mittagong).
Mittagong Touch Association
Mittagong Soccer Club
Mittagong Cricket Club
Mittagong Lions RLFC
Mittagong Bluebirds Tennis Club
Southern Highlands Netball Association
Highlands Golf Club
Mittagong Swimming Centre
Social Media Groups
Mittagong Buy Sell Swap
Points of Interest
Bowral, Bundanoon, Berrima, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Robertson, Kangaroo Valley or one of the region͛s many small villages offer rustic local eateries and eclectic boutiques in a quiet country setting.
De-stress with a soothing spa treatment, a relaxing massage session or by making your way to one of the Southern Highlands͛ tranquil bushland lookouts. For indulgence of a different kind, satisfy your tastebuds with flavoursome local produce plated at one of the area͛s restaurants or head to a cellar door to sample local cool climate wines.