Moss Vale is in the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands, it is the agricultural centre of the region, with its livestock saleyards, farmers markets and an annual agricultural show.
The population of Moss Vale is more than 8,500 people, the median age of residents is 43 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2.6% of the population.
Moss Vale is 130 km (1 hr 45 min drive) south of Sydney, 69 km (65 min drive) from Wollongong and 163 km (less than 2 hr drive) north of Canberra
Moss Vale is a great base for exploring the Southern Highlands, the area is renowned for its heritage villages and old world charm.
The closest airport to the Southern Highlands is Sydney Airport (90 min drive).
Sydney trains and NSW Trainlink services stop at various Southern Highlands towns daily. Express coaches depart Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and the South Coast 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.
Moss Vale Medical Centre
Moss Vale offers young families long day care, out of school hours care, family day care and preschool services.
For basic needs there are Woolworths supermarkets in Mittagong and Bowral, IGA in Bowral and Moss Vale, Harris Farm in Bowral, Aldi in Mittagong and Bowral, Coles in Bowral, and a Tuckerbag in Moss Vale and Mittagong. Larger retail stores in the area include Harvey Norman, Retravision, Betta Electrical, Target, Big W and Bed Bath n Table.
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.
There are a number of places of worship in the Southern Highlands including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Methodist and Baptist churches. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (1 hr drive from Moss Vale) and the closest mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (1 hr drive 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 some of the region͛s many small villages that offer rustic local eateries and eclectic boutiques.