Cavan, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Wee Jasper Road, Murrumbidgee river.jpg
Wee Jasper Road road in Cavan
Cavan is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°01′S 148°50′E / 35.017°S 148.833°E / -35.017; 148.833Coordinates: 35°01′S 148°50′E / 35.017°S 148.833°E / -35.017; 148.833
Population 47 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2582
LGA(s) Yass Valley Shire
County Cowley
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Localities around Cavan:
Good Hope Good Hope Marchmont
Narrangullen Cavan Jeir
Narrangullen Mullion Mullion

Cavan is a rural community situated on the south bank of the Murrumbidgee River in the Yass Valley Shire.[2][3] At the 2016 census, it had a population of 47.[1] It is situated by road, about 40 kilometres southwest of Yass and 43 northwest of Canberra. It was named after the town of Cavan in Ireland.

Cavan Post Office opened on 1 March 1887, closed in 1902, reopened in 1913 and closed in 1951.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cavan (NSW)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Cavan". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cavan". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11