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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.

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Location

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.

How to get there

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.

Population

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.

The town is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

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.

 

Accredited GP practices

  • Murrumbateman Health Hub

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Murrumbateman are: central government administration, defence, computer system design and related services, state government administration and higher education.
  • Education

Nearby Yass (20 min drive) and Canberra (40 min drive) have a variety of schools including primary schools, high schools, private schools and religious schools.
  • Childcare

For young families, Murrumbateman and the surrounding Yass region has numerous facilities offering a range of pre-school, long and occasional day care, after school and vacation care services.
  • Shopping

There are numerous shopping opportunities in nearby Yass including clothing, accessories, homewares, sporting and antiques stores, a deli, butchers, newsagency, Country Target and Home Timber and Hardware. There are three supermarkets - Woolworths, Aldi and IGA. Canberra is home to most major retailers including supermarkets, department stores and specialty stores located in central Canberra as well as suburban shopping centres.
  • Places of worship

In Murrumbateman there are places of worship which include: All Saints Anglican Church and Murrumbateman Community Church. Additional places of worship can be found in nearby Yass or Canberra.
  • Points of interest

Activities in or near Murrumbateman include horse riding, chocolate making at Robyn Rowe Chocolates, wine tasting, visiting museums highlighting local history and heritage or exploring caves and mineral formations at Careys Cave.
  • Sporting activities

There is a large range of sporting facilities, sporting clubs and teams in Murrumbateman and nearby Yass including: cricket, yoga, tennis, pony club, swimming, cycling, golf, karate, rugby and netball. Additional sporting activities can be found in Canberra.
  • Community groups and activities

In Murrumbateman community groups and volunteer organisations include the Murrumbateman Landcare, Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Group, Murrumbateman Rural Fire Brigade, Murrumbateman Lions Club and Murrumbateman Menshed.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Murrumbateman. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Murrumbateman Muse, Yass Valley Community, Murrumbateman buy, swap and sell, Makers of Murrumbateman and Murrumbateman Field Days.