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New South Wales
Yanco welcome sign, hotel and Bills horse trough.jpg
Yanco Hotel, welcome sign and a Bills horse trough
Yanco is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°36′0″S 146°24′0″E / 34.60000°S 146.40000°E / -34.60000; 146.40000Coordinates: 34°36′0″S 146°24′0″E / 34.60000°S 146.40000°E / -34.60000; 146.40000
Population 505 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2703
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Leeton
LGA(s) Leeton Shire
County Cooper
Parish Yarangery
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
24.0 °C
75 °F
11.4 °C
53 °F
391.4 mm
15.4 in

Yanco is a village with a population of 505 in Leeton Shire in south western New South Wales, Australia.[1] Yanco is a Wiradjuri aboriginal language word meaning the sound of running water.[2] Yanco is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Leeton along Irrigation Way. Yanco is home to the Powerhouse Museum, McCaughey Park, J Bush and Sons Abattoirs, Murrumbidgee College and Yanco Agricultural High School.

Yanco North Post Office opened on 1 March 1888. It was renamed Yanko in 1892 and Yanco in 1928.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Leeton Yanco (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yanco". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 

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Griffith–Yanco line Terminus
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Hay Line
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