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Hoskinstown is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°24′57″S 149°27′02″E / 35.41583°S 149.45056°E / -35.41583; 149.45056Coordinates: 35°24′57″S 149°27′02″E / 35.41583°S 149.45056°E / -35.41583; 149.45056
Population 189 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2621
Elevation 761 m (2,497 ft)
LGA(s) Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Region Southern Tablelands
County Murray
Parish Molonglo
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Localities around Hoskinstown:
Bungendore Bungendore Bungendore
Carwoola Hoskinstown Forbes Creek
Primrose Valley Captains Flat Rossi

Hoskinstown is a locality in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia. The town is 38 km southeast of Canberra the Capital city of Australia, and 299 km southwest of Sydney. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 189.

The town is known for the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope operated by the University of Sydney.

Railway at Hoskinstown, New South Wales
Captains Flat railway line at Hoskinstown

It had a public school from 1869 to 1967. Hoskinstown station was opened along with the Captains Flat railway line in 1940 and it closed in August 1968, a year before the line. The Catholic Church is dedicated to Saint Peter and Paul.

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