Murrumbateman is a former gold mining town, it is now at the centre of a cool climate wine region and is known for its beautiful boutique wineries.
Murrumbateman is approximately 290 km (approximately 3 hr drive) north east from Sydney and a 40-minute drive from Canberra. The larger town of Yass is only 20 km from Murrumbateman.
Located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, the town is surrounded by rolling vineyards.
The closest airport to Murrumbateman is Canberra Airport which is approximately a 40 min drive. Canberra Airport is a major airport which offers direct flights to most Australian state capitals and regionally to Newcastle, Dubbo and the Gold Coast. Direct international links operate from Canberra with Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Murrumbateman is home to more than 1,700 people, the median age of residents is 38 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 2% of the population.
Yass District Hospital is a ten-bed hospital with three emergency beds and a medical imaging department, it is a 20 min drive from Murrumbateman.
The hospital will undergo a major refurbishment to provide a new emergency department, palliative care room, community health consultation rooms, and a new physiotherapy room.
The nearest major public and private hospitals are in Canberra, including Canberra Hospital (45 min drive from Murrumbateman). It is a tertiary level centre with 672 beds. Services include acute inpatient and day services, outpatient services, women’s and children’s services, paediatrics and pathology.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Yass, 20 min drive from Murrumbateman.