A postcard rural community, Robertson is nestled in the Southern Highlands – a beautiful region of rolling farmlands and escarpment rainforest, magnificent waterfalls and spectacular lookouts.
Robertson is in the Southern Highlands on the Illawarra Highway. It is 143 km (2 hr drive) from Sydney and 183 km (just over 2 hr drive) from Canberra. The popular tourist destination of Bowral is 26 km (25 min drive) from Robertson.
The town’s distinctive rich red volcanic basalt soil, known as Robertson soil, combined with a good rainfall and cool winters has made the town famous for its potatoes which are celebrated with the unusual Big Potato.
The nearest airport to Robertson is Shellharbour Airport, which is a 40 min drive from Robertson. It offers direct flights to and from Brisbane and Melbourne. Sydney International Airport is a 2 hr drive from Robertson.
Sydney Trains and NSW Trainlink services stop at various Southern Highlands towns daily.
Express coaches depart Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and the South Coast daily.
Robertson is home to more than 1,300 people, the median age of residents is 42 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 1.6% of the population.
Bowral and District Hospital (25 min away) 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.