Description

Yass is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Council. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'. Yass is located 280 km south-west of Sydney, on the Hume Highway. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows past the town. Yass is 59 km from Canberra.

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Yass Valley Information Centre
259 Comur Street, Coronation Park,
YASS NSW 2582

Yass Valley Council
209 Comur Street,
YASS NSW 2582

Yass Police Station NSW
47 Rossi Street,
YASS NSW 2582

Yass Hospital
145/145 Meehan Street,
YASS NSW 2582

Yass Valley Library NSW
88 Comur Street,
YASS NSW 2582

Yass Memorial Swimming Pool NSW
Laidlaw Street,
YASS NSW 2582

Location Information 

  • Population: 6,506
  • State electorate(s): Goulburn
  • Federal Division(s): Eden-Monaro
  • Established (yr): 1837
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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Travel To  

Goulburn NSW 2580 (91.4 km, 59 mins)
Gundagai NSW 2722 (98.9 km, 1 hr 4 mins)