The small town of Tumbarumba sits at the gateway to some of Australia’s most spectacular alpine landscapes.
Tumbarumba has a population of 1,757 and is comprised of approximately 49.3% females and 50.7% males. It has an indigenous population of 35 (2.0%) and the median age is 42.
Tumbarumba is a small town in New South Wales about 480 kilometres southwest of Sydney and 110 km from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
It is located on the western edge of the Snowy Mountains. The highest peak of the Snowy Mountains and mainland Australia-Mount Kosciuszko-can be seen from the town.
The closest regional airport is in Wagga Wagga which is a one hour and 20-minute drive from Tumbarumba and offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
NSW TrainLink operates a daily service to Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga providing access to the Sydney/Melbourne train services.
The major sources of employment in Tumbarumba are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Public administration and safety
- Transport, postal and warehousing
Tumbarumba is a F3 peer grouped 43 bed Multipurpose Service providing emergency, medical and residential aged care services, including palliative care and respite. Of the 43 beds, 33 are funded for residential aged care. Community health services include generalist community nursing, child and family health, physical activity groups, and centre based day care. In addition there are a number of visiting services including a school dental service, dietitian, mental health/ drug and alcohol, radiography, physiotherapy, women’s health, speech pathology and some occupational therapy.
Tumbarumba is on the NSW MPS capital program for expansion. It is in the detailed planning stage to expand to 49 beds including 40 flexible residential aged care beds and nine inpatient beds.
Tumbarumba is supported by an ambulance service.
There are two general practice facilities in Tumbarumba.
No accommodation available.
Tumbarumba offers a long day care service and an out of hour’s school care facility.
Tumbarumba has an IGA as well as number of unique boutique stores. It is just under an hour’s drive to the town of Tumut or one hour and twenty minutes to the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Places of worship located in Tumbarumba include, but are not limited to, Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches.
The closest Mosque is in Wagga Wagga which is a one hour and twenty minute drive from Tumbarumba.
Motor Cycle Sports Club
Tumbarumba Community Activities Directory
Points of Interest
Tumbarumba is tucked into the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is the gateway to some of Australia’s most spectacular alpine landscapes. It is surrounded by idyllic mountain peaks; natural bushland; expansive vineyards; lush agricultural pastures; and crystal-clear streams brimming with trout.
Tumbarumba Shire is perfect for people who live an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoy activities such as bush walking, horse riding, skiing, fishing and cycling.
Tumbarumba hosts a number of annual events including:
- The Tumbarumba Rodeo is held annually at the Tumbarumba Showground on New Years Day (1 January).
- Tumbafest – Annual weekend long music, wine and market festival held on the last weekend in February. Past festivals have attracted significant headline acts, including Leo Sayer (in 2015).
- Tumbarumba Tastebuds – a celebration of local food, wine and art held in the Spring.