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Murrumbidgee & ACT | Western NSW

Tumut, located in the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains, is the gateway to the iconic Snowy Mountains Scheme.

B Grouping
RA2 / MM4

Location

Tumut is 410 kilometres south-west of Sydney (4 hr 20 min drive) and 106 km (80 min drive) from the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.

Early settlers established many European trees in the area, resulting in Tumut being known for its autumn leaf display. It is also the centre of a softwood industry based on radiata pine.

How to get there

The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, a 65 min drive from Tumut. Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offer flights from Wagga Wagga to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

NSW TrainLink provides regular services from Sydney to Tumut.

Population

More than 6000 people live in Tumut – the median age of residents is 43 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.

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

Healthcare facilities

Tumut Health Service includes a 34-bed public hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, and maternity services. A full range of community health services including community nursing, allied health and mental health services are also delivered locally.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Tumut.

Accredited GP practices

  • Fitzroy Medical Centre
  • Connection Medical Centre
  • Tumut Family Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of Tumut are: paperboard manufacturing, retail, aged care residential services, timber resawing and dressing and social assistance services.
  • Education

Tumut has three primary schools and two high schools: TAFE NSW also has a campus at Tumut.  
  • Childcare

Tumut offers a variety of long day care, preschool and out of hour’s school care services.
  • Shopping

Tumut has a Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, Country Target as well as specialty and boutique stores. Tumut is an 80 min drive from the regional city of Wagga Wagga, that offers a wide range of shopping opportunities.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship located in Tumut include Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches. The closest mosque is in Wagga Wagga which is an 80 min drive from Tumut.
  • Points of interest

Bushwalking, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing or enjoying water sports on nearby Blowering Dam are all popular activities for Tumut residents. Annual events include the Festival of the Falling Leaf, Rock the Turf Music Fest, Tumut Rodeo, Lanterns on the Lagoon and Sculptures in the Park.
  • Sporting activities

There are a range of sporting facilities and sporting teams in Tumut including rugby league and union, netball, cricket, tennis golf and swimming. Many of the clubs have their own websites or social media pages and a listing of facilities is available from Snowy Valleys Council.
  • Community groups and activities

There are numerous community, service and social groups in Tumut including Tumut Lions Club, Rotary Club of Tumut and Tumut Art Society.
  • Social media groups

There are a range of social media pages and groups about life in Tumut, notable pages include: Tumut Region, Tumut and Adelong Times, Tumut Community and Snowy Valleys Council.