About Tumbarumba Shire

Nestled in the rolling western foothills of the Snowy Mountains and framed by rugged snow capped mountains, Tumbarumba Shire offers a vibrant country lifestyle whether you are looking to start a business, raise a family or retire.

Tumbarumba Shire is ideally located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne via the Hume Highway, and is just under three hours from Canberra. The regional centre of Wagga Wagga is one hour's drive from the town of Tumbarumba, while Albury is an hour and a half's drive. Selwyn Snowfields are located one hour away - perfect for family ski trips!

The key employer in the region is the timber plantation and processing industry. Other significant employers include agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, tourism, retail, Snowy Hydro Limited and a correctional centre. The Shire is well serviced by quality health, education and community facilities, making it an excellent choice for a country lifestyle in a scenic natural environment.

The Shire's population is around 3,500, of which, around 2,000 people live in the town of Tumbarumba. Khancoban is the next largest town, with a population of 220. The average house price in the Shire is $183,000 - an affordable alternative to urban areas.

Tumbarumba Shire's main attraction is its pristine natural environment. It is surrounded by idyllic mountain peaks; natural bushland; expansive vineyards; lush agricultural pastures; and crystal-clear streams brimming with trout.  Tumbarumba Shire is perfect for people who live an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoy activities such as bush walking, horse riding, skiing, fishing and cycling.

The region enjoys a cool mountain climate with high sunshine hours and brilliant light.  The town of Tumbarumba has an elevation of 645m above sea level while Khancoban has an elevation of 339m. The average annual rainfall is 974mm which falls mostly in winter and spring. The shire has four distinct seasons marked by brilliant summer sunshine; a spectacular display of autumn leaves; winter views of snow capped mountains; and sparkling spring days.

If you would like more specific information, or to arrange a personalised welcome to the Shire, please don't hesitate to contact Council's Economic Development Officer on (02) 6948 9118.

Additional information is also available at Council's Tourism website.

We hope to see you here soon!