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Bowning is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 573 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2582
Elevation 602 m (1,975 ft)
LGA(s) Yass Valley Shire
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Localities around Bowning:
Binalong Kangiara Laverstock
Bookham Bowning Bango
Woolgarlo Good Hope Yass

Bowning is a small town in the Southern Tablelands, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) west of Yass on the Hume Highway in Yass Valley Shire. Bowning is an aboriginal word meaning 'big hill'. At the 2016 census, Bowning and the surrounding area had a population of 573.

Nearby Bowning Hill is 796 metres (2,612 ft) AHD  and Hume and Hovell mentioned it in their 1824 journal. Bowning was one of the earliest settlements in the district.

Historic buildings include the Troopers Cottage on the Binalong Road and the old Cobb and Co Coaching Station in Bogolong Street. The coaching station was built sometime between 1850 and 1870. The original local school was amongst the earliest established schools in inland New South Wales, founded in 1849, but now replaced.


Bowning railway station is on the Main South railway line, and opened in 1876 consisting of two island platforms. The station closed in 1992; however, the structure is still largely intact with a double storey station building on the down platform (now a local craft shop).

Heritage listings

Bowning has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


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