Murrumbateman, New South Wales

Murrumbateman, New South Wales
New South Wales
Murrumbateman is located in New South Wales
Population: 1,758 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode: 2582
Coordinates: 34°57′S 149°01′E / 34.95°S 149.017°E / -34.95; 149.017Coordinates: 34°57′S 149°01′E / 34.95°S 149.017°E / -34.95; 149.017
LGA: Yass Valley Council
State District: Burrinjuck
Federal Division: Hume

Murrumbateman is a small village in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. It is on the Barton Highway, approximately 30 kilometres north-west of Canberra, and is part of the Yass Valley Shire. At the 2006 census, Murrumbateman had a population of 1,758 people.[1]

Some of the surrounding rural properties have been developed as grape growing areas or as boutique wineries. In recent years much of the land has been subdivided into small hobby farm blocks ranging from 2 to 40 acres (0.81 to 16 ha). Similar subdivisions have occurred in other regions around Canberra including Bungendore, Sutton, Gundaroo and Burra. Residents tend to commute to Canberra for work rather than make a living off the small parcels of land. Other nearby towns are Yass, Gunning and Dalton.

The Murrumbateman village has a pub and a handful of retail outlets. The Murrumbateman Field Day is held in October each year and draws large crowds from Canberra and Yass.

Public Facilities

Murrumbateman has the following public facilities:

  • Park
  • Public toilets
  • Takeaway store
  • Hair & beauty salon
  • Petrol station/general Store
  • Pre-school
  • Butcher
  • Rural supplies store
  • Garage
  • Veterinary clinic
  • Library
  • 2 Churches


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