Candelo, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Candelo is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 36°46′0″S 149°41′0″E / 36.76667°S 149.68333°E / -36.76667; 149.68333Coordinates: 36°46′0″S 149°41′0″E / 36.76667°S 149.68333°E / -36.76667; 149.68333
Population 393 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1860s
Postcode(s) 2550
LGA(s) Bega Valley Shire
State electorate(s) Bega
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

Candelo is a town in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. The town is located in the Bega Valley Shire local government area, 448 kilometres (278 mi) south of the state capital, Sydney and 24 kilometres (15 mi) north-east of the popular coastal holiday destination of Merimbula. In 2006, Candelo had a population of 393 people.[1]

The area around Candelo was first settled by Europeans in the 1830s and the village was developed in the 1860s at a crossroads following the passage of the New South Wales Land Act of 1861 allowed closer settlement.[2]

Candelo hosts the Candelo Village Festival, a biennial music and arts festival. The inaugural festival was held in 2008.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Candelo (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Candelo". Walkabout. Fairfax. Retrieved 2007-06-17.