Bunyan, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Bunyan, New South Wales, towards the former station.jpg
Closed Bombala railway line, looking towards Bunyan station
Bunyan is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates36°09′57″S 149°09′02″E / 36.16583°S 149.15056°E / -36.16583; 149.15056Coordinates: 36°09′57″S 149°09′02″E / 36.16583°S 149.15056°E / -36.16583; 149.15056
Population152 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Snowy Monaro Regional Council
State electorate(s)Monaro
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
Localities around Bunyan:
Murrumbucca Chakola Rose Valley
Murrumbucca Bunyan Numeralla
Binjura Cooma Middle Flat

Bunyan is a locality in the Snowy Monaro Region, New South Wales, Australia.[2][3] It lies on the eastern side of the Murrumbidgee River and on both sides of the Monaro Highway about 110 km south of Canberra and about 10 km north of Cooma. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 152.[1]

Bunyan railway station opened with the extension of the Bombala railway line on 31 May 1889 and was closed on 8 February 1976.[4] The Cooma Monaro Railway operated rail motors on the line from Chakola to Cooma from 1998 to 2014, but this operation is currently suspended due to the condition of the track.[5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bunyan". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bunyan". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Bunyan". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Bunyan station". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  5. ^ "What's New!". Cooma Monaro Railway. Retrieved 17 August 2017.