Canberra Region


The Canberra Region Joint Organisation Area (Canberra Region) is located in south-eastern New South Wales, to the immediate north, east and south of the Australian Capital Territory. The Canberra Region encompasses a total land area of nearly 52,000 square kilometres, including national parks, nature reserves and state forests. The Canberra Region is predominantly rural, with major townships at Batemans Bay, Bega, Cooma, Crookwell, Goulburn, Moruya, Narooma, Queanbeyan and Yass. Smaller townships include Bemboka, Bermagui, Berridale, Bombala, Boorowa, Braidwood, Bredbo, Bungendore, Candelo, Captains Flat, Cobargo, Delegate, Eden, Gunning, Harden - Murrumburrah, Merimbula, Michelago, Pambula, Pambula Beach, Taralga, Tathra, Tura Beach, Wolumla, Wyndham and Young, along with numerous villages. The Region includes growing residential and rural-residential areas, particularly in the areas closest to Canberra and along the coast.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Barton Highway
  • Federal Highway
  • Hume Highway
  • Kings Highway
  • Monaro Highway
  • Olympic Highway
  • Princes Highway
  • Snowy Mountains Highway
  • Merimbula Airport
  • Port of Eden
  • Southern Highlands railway line


  • Canberra GPO 10-250km
  • Sydney GPO 100-400km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Bega (north-west)
  • Crestwood (west)
  • Eden (north of township)
  • Eden Wharf
  • Goulburn (several locations)
  • Merimbula (north-west)
  • Pambula (east)
  • Polo Flat
  • Queanbeyan East (north)
  • Queanbeyan West (north-west)
  • South Pambula
  • Young (around Milvale Road)

Canberra Region Joint Organisation area

economic profile