Yass Valley is renowned for its wool, waterways and wine and is in easy reach of Canberra.
Yass is located about 280 km (3 hr drive) south-west of Sydney and 60 km from Canberra (50 min drive).
The Yass Valley area produces an abundance of cool-climate produce and is a celebrated food and wine destination. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows past the town.
The nearest airport is in Canberra (60 min drive). Flights are available to most capital cities and some international destinations.
Train services run from Sydney to Yass. Coach services and school buses run between Yass and Canberra. Yass also has a local bus service.
Yass is home to 5500 people, the median age of residents is 41 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4.4% of the population.
Yass Health Service is a 10 bed community hospital with a comprehensive community health service. It has three emergency beds and a medical imaging department.
The nearest major public and private hospitals are in Canberra (50 drive).
There is an NSW Ambulance Service station in Yass.