Moss Vale 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 Moss Vale is 7,792 and is comprised of approximately 52.0% females and 48.0% males. Moss Vale has a population of 182 (2.3%) indigenous people and a median age of 42.
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 Moss Vale work in are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and food services
- Education and training
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 one private primary school as well as one public and one private secondary school in Moss Vale.
Moss Vale 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 Moss Vale) and the closest Muslim Mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (under one hour from Moss Vale).
Southern Highlands Netball Association
Moss Vale Golf Club
Moss Vale Aquatic Centre
Moss Vale Soccer Club
Moss Vale Dragons Senior RLFC
Moss Vale Basketball Stadium
Moss Vale Cricket Club
Moss Vale Tennis Club
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.