Bega is set in a valley at the junction of the Bega and Brogo Rivers and surrounded by rich dairy country, Bega is a handsome, historic town with a proud tradition of cheese making.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIt as been nominated by the NSW State Government as the regional centre for the Far South Coast and has undergone big changes with the construction of a major retail developments, a $100 million health and medical facility scheduled for completion in 2016 and a highway bypass.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIt was founded in 1834 as the service centre for sheep farmers, who later turned to dairy and beef cattle, and it continues as a service town for the Shire with major shopping facilities, banks, educational and medical facilities, government departments, courthouse, regional gallery and stock saleyards to name a few.replacenewlinereplacenewlineImage of Bega.Headquarters for the Bega Valley Shire Council, electricity and gas providers, the Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Services are also located in Bega.replacenewlinereplacenewlineBega is also home to the Bega Cheese Co-Operative Society, which trades as Bega Cheese and is the Shire’s biggest employer.

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Around Bega NSW 2550

Our Picks on what to Do in Bega NSW

Brogo Wilderness Canoes

Bega Valley Regional Gallery

My Black Dog

Our Picks on where to Stay in Bega NSW

Aragunnu campground

Bega Caravan Park

Fernmark Inn Guest House

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Bega NSW

Red Cafe

Bega Thai Restaurant

Littleton Cafe

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 51 m
  • Population: 4,141
  • State electorate(s): Bega
  • Federal Division(s): Eden-Monaro
  • Established (yr): 1851
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Cooma NSW 2630 (114 km, 1 hr 28 mins)
Tathra NSW 2550 (16 km, 16 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Bega NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Yuin acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.