Avoca, New South Wales

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Avoca
New South Wales
Avoca is located in New South Wales
Avoca
Avoca
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates34°36′55″S 150°29′05″E / 34.61528°S 150.48472°E / -34.61528; 150.48472Coordinates: 34°36′55″S 150°29′05″E / 34.61528°S 150.48472°E / -34.61528; 150.48472
Population199 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2577
LGA(s)Wingecarribee Shire
RegionSouthern Highlands
CountyCamden
ParishYarrunga
State electorate(s)Kiama
Federal Division(s)Whitlam
Localities around Avoca:
Moss Vale Glenquarry Randwick
Moss Vale Avoca Wildes Meadow
Fitzroy Falls Fitzroy Falls Wildes Meadow

Avoca (/əˈvkə/) is a small town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire.

At the 2016 census, Avoca had a population of 199.[1] Situated 700 m above sea level, Avoca is just 10–15 minutes drive from bigger towns such as Bowral and Moss Vale and around 25 minutes drive to Mittagong. The village includes a public school, with around 30 students, an events hall (Avoca Hall) and a fire station base, although it is situated further away from the main centre of the village. Avoca is situated on the main Sheepwash Road. The village also includes several dairy farms, which provide milk to many larger companies such as Pura Milk and Dairy Farmers.

Etymology[edit]

The village of Avoca was named after Avoca Vale in Ireland in 1867.

Events[edit]

  • Annual Avoca XI vs Burrawang XI cricket match on Australia Day.
  • Avoca Bushtime Dance – monthly Friday night dance held at the Avoca Hall, open to all ages.
  • Red Faces – a talent contest held annually with a close association and support from the Avoca Public School.
  • Waratah Ball – annual dinner held in October with all proceeds going to the Hall committee.

Transport[edit]

Daily bus services are provided by Berrima Buslines, morning and afternoons in conjunction with local school times. They travel along the Illawarra Highway and Barrengarry Mountain, en route to Kangaroo Valley and Nowra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Avoca". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata