New South Wales
Barton Highway in Murrumbateman
|Population||1,758 (2006 Census)|
|LGA(s)||Yass Valley Council|
Murrumbateman is a 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.
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 16.19 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.
Murrumbateman has the following facilities:
- Public toilets
- Takeaway store
- Petrol station/supermarket
- Australia Post agency
- Hair & beauty salon
- Rural supplies store
- Veterinary clinic
- Catholic Church
- Uniting Church
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Murrumbateman (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
- Ellery, David (28 February 2014). "A weekend in your suburb: 36 hours in Murrumbateman". The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media). Archived from the original on 6 March 2014.
Media related to Murrumbateman, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons www.murrumbateman.org.au