Tahmoor is located in the Wollondilly Shire on the southern outskirts of Sydney.
Tahmoor has a population of more than 4,500, the median age is 37 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4% of the population.
Tahmor is 96 km (90 min drive) from the Sydney CBD.
Tahmoor, and the neighbouring town of Picton, act as the administrative and commercial centre of the Wollondilly Shire.
Trains run from Central Station in Sydney to Moss Vale via Tahmoor and buses run between Campbelltown and Tahmoor.
The closest airport to Tahmoor is Sydney Airport.
The major sources of employment in Tahmoor are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Education and training
- Transport, postal and warehousing.
Bowral and District Hospital (30 minutes to the southwest) is an acute care public hospital servicing the Southern Highlands. The hospital 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.
Tahmoor is serviced by the NSW Ambulance Service based in Picton (10 minutes away).
The Clinic - Tahmoor
There are a number of pre-school, kindergarten and family day care options in Tahmoor.
Tahmoor has three major supermarkets (Woolworths, Aldi and FoodWorks), two of which are located in separate shopping centres, one being the older original Tahmoor Shopping Village and the other in the newer Tahmoor Town Centre. In addition to these there are a variety of small businesses, an expanding medical and dental centre, along with two prominent fast-food outlets, some take-aways and restaurants.
Tahmoor has Catholic, Uniting, Seventh-day Adventist and Anglican churches. To the south of the town is the Kiah Ridge Conference Centre, operated by the Baptist Church.
Tahmoor has sporting fields, and a skate and BMX park. The official soccer team of Tahmoor is the Tahmoor Taipans which compete in the Macarthur District Soccer Football Association League. The team’s home ground is Tahmoor Oval.
Nearby Picton has a number of sporting clubs and a Community Leisure Centre/swimming pool.
Tahmoor has a community function centre owned by the Country Women’s Association.
Community Links Wollondilly Incorporated (CLW) is a not-for-profit non-Government community organisation working in Wollondilly, Camden, Campbelltown and Wingecarribee Local Government Areas. The service supports all members of the community and provides resources to help achieve positive personal and community outcomes through community development, events, groups, workshops, youth programs, crisis support, carer support and family support. More Information
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Points of Interest
Tahmoor has number of places to eat in or out, including a Thai restaurant, an Indian restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and a couple of pizza restaurants and Picton Cinema is just 10 mins away.
The Pot Holes on Rockford Road are a good access point for canoeists wanting to explore the Bargo River. A walking track meanders along the right-hand bank for about 3 km past See Through Pool to Mermaid Pools. Tahmoor House at Myrtle Creek on the old Hume Highway is an old weatherboard inn built in 1821 and extended by subsequent owners in 1824 and 1835. It is the oldest building in the shire and an important surviving remnant on the South Road. A cycleway links Tahmoor to Thirlmere.