Wolumla, New South Wales

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Wolumla
New South Wales
Wolumla Railway Hotel.JPG
Wolumla Railway Junction Hotel, named after the proposed railway that would have passed through the village.
Wolumla is located in New South Wales
Wolumla
Wolumla
Coordinates 36°50′00″S 149°48′30″E / 36.83333°S 149.80833°E / -36.83333; 149.80833Coordinates: 36°50′00″S 149°48′30″E / 36.83333°S 149.80833°E / -36.83333; 149.80833
Population 703 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2550
LGA(s) Bega Valley Shire
State electorate(s) Bega
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Wolumla Memorial Gates

Wolumla is an historical locality in New South Wales, Australia and is between Bega and Merimbula. Wolumla is a small rural village located off the Princes Highway to the south of Bega. Wolumla is located on rolling hills on the coastal hinterland near the headwaters of Frogs Hollow Creek and has been predominantly cleared for beef, dairy and sheep grazing. At the 2016 census, Wolumla had a population of 703.[1]

The township receives a small holiday population during peak holiday periods. The township consists of predominantly low density urban housing with a very small commercial area located on the main street consisting of a hotel, hair dresser, and general store including a post office agency. Also The Carpet Place established in 2009.

Wolumla is the home town of Australian rugby league international representative footballer, Matt McCoy.

Gold was discovered very near Wolumla in 1896.[2]

Wolumla has a public school with kindergarten to year 6, which was established in 1882.[3]

Wolumla is the site for a National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite ground station consisting of four 13.5 m dishes.[4]


Wolumla Memorial Hall

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wolumla (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The Wolumla Gold Field". The Town and Country Journal. 15 January 1898. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wolumla Public School". Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Beech, Alexandra (18 September 2014). "NBN completes base station at Wolumla on NSW far south coast". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 April 2018.