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Vincentia is a coastal town, located on stunning Jervis Bay.

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Location

Vincentia is located 27 km (28 min drive) from the regional centre of Nowra, and nearly 200 km (2 hr 50 min drive) from Sydney or Canberra.

Jervis Bay is famous for its white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. They are amongst the world’s safest and most beautiful.

How to get there

The closest airport to Vincentia is Sydney International Airport (2.5 hours drive away).

There are regular City Rail services from Sydney Central to Bomaderry Railway Station, 30km from Vincentia. Nowra Coaches run a bus service between Bomaderry Railway Station and Vincentia.

Population

Vincentia is home to more than 2500 people, the median age of residents is 41 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4.4% of the population.

Vincentia is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is the closest large hospital (35 min drive from Vincentia) and provides acute medical and surgical services as well as orthopaedic services. The hospital has an intensive care unit that incorporates high dependency and coronary care beds. The hospital also provides emergency department services.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Vincentia.

Accredited GP practices

  • Collingwood Beach Medical Centre
  • Vincentia Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of Vincentia are: defence, secondary education, primary education, cafes and restaurants, and hospitals (except psychiatric hospitals).
  • Education

Vincentia has two schools: Vincentia Public School and Vincentia High School. A number of other public and private primary and secondary schools are available in the Jervis Bay and in nearby Nowra.
  • Childcare

There is an out of school hours care centre in Vincentia and numerous other preschool, early learning centres, long day care and child care centres in the Jervis Bay area.
  • Shopping

There are two shopping centres in Vincentia offering three supermarkets – Woolworths, Coles and Aldi, plus an array of other shops including a butcher, newsagent, food outlets, clothing stores and bakeries.
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in Jervis Bay including Catholic, Anglican, Jehovah’s Witness, Baptist, Uniting, and Greek Orthodox churches. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (85 min drive) and the closest Muslim mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (90 min drive).
  • Points of interest

Jervis Bay is most well known for its beautiful beaches and lush national parks. It is also a great place for whale and dolphin watching. There are restaurants, a licensed club and nearby the famous Husky Pub. There is a cinema in nearby Huskisson as well as Nowra.
  • Sporting activities

There is a large range of sporting facilities, sporting clubs and teams in the region including rugby union, rugby league, AFL, tennis, basketball, netball, fishing, surfing, cricket and golf.
  • Community groups and activities

In Vincentia community groups and volunteer organisations include Vincentia Bushcare,  Jervis Bay Arts and the Australian Red Cross. A listing of groups and their contact details are available at Shoalhaven Community Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Jervis Bay. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Sanctuary Point/Vincentia Area Buy and SellWe Love Jervis Bay Community ForumJervis Bay Tourism and Shoalhaven City Council.