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New South Wales
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Barton Highway in Murrumbateman
Population 2,846 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2582
LGA(s) Yass Valley Council
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume

Murrumbateman is a village in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. It is on the Barton Highway, approximately 30 kilometres north-west of Canberra, and is part of the Yass Valley Shire. At the 2011 census, Murrumbateman had a population of 2,846 people.

Annual events

  • The Murrumbateman Field Day is held in October each year and draws large crowds from Canberra and Yass
  • The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show is held annually in September

Facilities and services

Murrumbateman has the following:

  • Village Market - Saturday morning on 2nd and 4th Saturday each month
  • Park
  • Public toilets
  • Motel
  • Takeaway store
  • Petrol station/supermarket
  • Garage
  • Accountant
  • Butcher
  • Rural supplies store
  • Pub
  • Guesthouses
  • Restaurants
  • Wineries
  • Australia Post agency
  • Hair & beauty salon
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary clinic
  • Dance school
  • Pre-school
  • Family day care
  • Library
  • Catholic Church
  • Uniting Church
  • I.T. specialist
  • Landcare group

New development

The Fairley Estate, a new 100 home subdivision at Murrumbateman, will add 60 per cent more housing to the village and trigger other infrastructure and commercial developments. Consisting of 19 hectares adjoining the village, the new subdivision is named Fairley after a Murrumbateman teacher of the 1800s. It will include a commercial and tourist precinct with an international hotel chain as a tenant, boutique brewery, bakery, childcare, visitors' centre and cafe and children's park, medical services and post office.

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