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Murrumbidgee & ACT

Located in the Snowy Mountains high country, Tumbarumba is a great base for exploring alpine areas.

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Tumbarumba is a small town about 470 kilometres (5 hr drive) south west of Sydney and 110 km (85 min drive) from the regional city of Wagga Wagga.

Located on the western edge of the Snowy Mountains, outdoor activities such as bushwalking, horse riding, mountain biking and fly-fishing are very popular.

How to get there

The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, about a 70 min drive from Tumbarumba. Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offer flights from Wagga Wagga to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


Nearly 2000 people live in Tumbarumba – the median age of residents is 46 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 6% of the population.

Tumbarumba is located within the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network. The healthcare needs in the region are identified in this assessment.

Healthcare facilities

Tumbarumba Multi Purpose Service includes a 42-bed public hospital delivering a range of aged, medical and community nursing services. Of the 42 beds, 33 are funded for residential aged care. Visiting allied health, dental and mental health services are provided from Tumut and Wagga Wagga. Refurbishment and extension of the service began in November 2017, including new inpatient and residential aged care facilities, and a larger emergency department.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Tumbarumba.

Accredited GP practices

  • Roth's Corner Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of Tumbarumba are: log sawmilling, local government administration, retail, correctional and detention services and road freight transport.
  • Education

Tumbarumba has two primary schools and one public high school:
  • Childcare

Tumbarumba offers a long day care service and an out of hours school care facility.
  • Shopping

Tumbarumba has an IGA supermarket as well as specialty and boutique stores. It is a 60 min drive to the larger town of Tumut or 85 min to the regional city of Wagga Wagga, both offering additional shopping opportunities.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship located in Tumbarumba include Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches. The closest mosque is in Wagga Wagga 85 min drive from Tumbarumba.
  • Points of interest

Better known for cold-climate wines than its gold rush past, Tumbarumba is on the scenic Snowy Valley Ways driving route. Local produce is celebrated at a number of events during the year including Tumbafest and Tumbarumba Tastebuds. The annual Tumbarumba Rodeo is a popular summer event.
  • Sporting activities

There are a range of sporting facilities and sporting teams in Tumbarumba including equestrian, rugby league, netball, cricket, tennis golf and swimming. A listing of facilities and clubs is available from Tumbarumba Community Activities and Groups.
  • Community groups and activities

There are numerous community, service and social groups in Tumbarumba including Tumbarumba Camera Club, Tumbarumba Film Appreciation Society and Tumbarumba’s local theatre company THATCO. A listing of community organisations can be found in Tumbarumba Community Activities and Groups.
  • Social media groups

There are a range of social media pages and groups about life in Tumbarumba, notable pages include: Tumbarumba Live, Tumbarumba Buy, Swap & Sell and Snowy Valleys Council.