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Tahmoor is located in the Wollondilly Shire on the southern outskirts of Sydney.

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Location

Tahmoor is 96 km (90 min drive) from the Sydney CBD, and 36 km (30 min drive) from the Southern Highlands centre of Bowral.

The Mermaids Pool is a beautiful natural water hole on the Bargo River at the start of Tahmoor Gorge, popular as a bushwalking destination and for swimming.

How to get there

Tahmoor station is located on the Southern Highlands Line, to travel to Sydney passengers change trains at Campbelltown. The trip to Sydney Central Station is less than two hours.

The closest airport to Tahmoor is Sydney International Airport, 81 km and just over an hour's drive.

Population

Tahmoor is home to more than 4500 people, the median age of residents is 35 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4.6% of the population.

The town is located within the South Western Sydney NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Needs Assessment provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Bowral and District Hospital (30 min drive to the southwest) is an acute care public hospital servicing the Southern Highlands region. It has 91 beds and offers a range of general and specialised services such as general medical, emergency services, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, surgical, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, and geriatrics.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station at Picton (10 min drive).

Accredited GP practices

  • Tahmoor Medical Centre
  • The Clinic - Tahmoor

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Tahmoor are: supermarket and grocery stores, road freight transport, aged care residential services, hospitals, and poultry processing.
  • Education

Tahmoor has one public primary school and one private primary/high school: Tahmoor Public School and Wollondilly Anglican College. Secondary students can also choose to attend the nearby Picton High School. There are additional schooling options in Campbelltown and the Southern Highlands.
  • Childcare

For young families, Tahmoor and surrounds has facilities offering a range of pre-school, early learning, OSHC, and long day care services.
  • Shopping

Tahmoor has three major supermarkets (Woolworths, Aldi and FoodWorks), located in the town’s two shopping centres - Tahmoor Shopping Village and Tahmoor Town Centre. Other stores include a bakery, butcher, homewares, food outlets, and pharmacy.
  • Places of worship

Tahmoor has Catholic, Uniting, Seventh-day Adventist and Anglican churches. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (50 min drive) and the closest mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (40 min drive).
  • Points of interest

Throughout Tahmoor there are intriguing pockets of history including Tahmoor House, the oldest house in the shire, built in 1825. The Pot Holes on Rockford Rd are a good access point for canoeists wanting to explore the Bargo River. A walking track meanders along bank for about 3 km past See Through Pool to Mermaids Pool.
  • Sporting activities

Tahmoor has sporting fields, and a skate and BMX park. The official soccer team is the Tahmoor Taipans and their home ground is Tahmoor Oval. Nearby Picton has a number of sporting clubs and a community leisure centre/swimming pool.
  • Community groups and activities

Wollondilly Shire Council's Community Directory provides a listing of local arts and cultural groups, environmental groups, service, clubs and community associations.
  • Social media groups

There are social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Tahmoor. A good place to start is the Facebook pages: Picton Tahmoor Thirlmere HappeningsThe Daily DillyBuy and Sell Tahmoor and surrounding areas and Picton and surrounding areas community page.