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New South Wales
Exeter central business district (6820659712).jpg
Exeter central business district
Exeter is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 949 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2579
Elevation 723 m (2,372 ft)
LGA(s) Wingecarribee Shire
Region Southern Highlands
County Camden
Parish Sutton Forest
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s)

Exeter is a village in the Southern Highlands district of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. It has a station on the Main Southern railway line south of Sydney. At the 2016 census, Exeter had a population of 949.


The village was founded by James Badgery, who was born in the city of Exeter in Devon, England. He arrived in New South Wales in 1799, and by 1812 was operating a farm with the name "Exeter" on the site of the present village.

There was a railway accident at Exeter in fog on a single line in 1914, killing 14 people.


Schools in Exeter:

  • Exeter Public School
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