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Ben Bullen
New South Wales
Ben Bullen Railway Station - panoramio.jpg
Ben Bullen railway station in 2011
Ben Bullen is located in New South Wales
Ben Bullen
Ben Bullen
Coordinates 33°13′10″S 150°01′19″E / 33.21944°S 150.02194°E / -33.21944; 150.02194Coordinates: 33°13′10″S 150°01′19″E / 33.21944°S 150.02194°E / -33.21944; 150.02194
Population 100 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2790
Location
  • 174 km (108 mi) NW of Sydney
  • 36 km (22 mi) N of Lithgow
  • 10 km (6 mi) S of Capertee
LGA(s) City of Lithgow
State electorate(s) Bathurst
Federal Division(s) Calare

Ben Bullen is a small mountain village in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Castlereagh Highway (almost) halfway between the small towns of Cullen Bullen and Capertee. In the 2016 census, it recorded a population of 100 people. The place name Ben Bullen is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "high, quiet place".

The village was formed when the railway was constructed in the early 1880s. While goods trains still use the railway line the small railway station is closed. Since the closure of the railway station a bus service serves the community.

Ben Bullen is surrounded by picturesque cattle grazing land and the Gardens of Stone National Park. Farming and coal mining are the main local employers.

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