Wamboin, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Wamboin bushland
Wamboin is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°15′30″S 149°18′25″E / 35.25833°S 149.30694°E / -35.25833; 149.30694Coordinates: 35°15′30″S 149°18′25″E / 35.25833°S 149.30694°E / -35.25833; 149.30694
Population 1,672 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2620
Elevation 800 m (2,625 ft)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Palerang Council
County Murray
Parish Wamboin
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Hume

Wamboin is a rural residential area in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in the Palerang Council LGA. It is approximately 20 kilometres north-east of the Australian city of Canberra.

Wamboin is about 20 minutes drive from the Canberra CBD, 25 minutes from the Woden Town Centre, and about 10 minutes drive from the city of Queanbeyan. Services in the area include a local church, community centre, garbage tip and fire brigade. Blocks of land range in size from 5 acres (20,000 m2) to 40 acres (160,000 m2).

The name Wamboin is probably derived from Wiradjuri wambuuwayn, meaning "large grey kangaroo".[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wamboin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  2. ^ McNicol, Sally; Hosking, Dianne (1994). "Wiradjuri". Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library. p. 98. 

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