Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. It is a popular holiday destination year round, especially in winter. This is due to its proximity to major ski resort developments within the Kosciuszko National Park, including Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass. Originally situated on land that is now under Lake Jindabyne, the township was transferred to its present location in the 1960s due to the construction of Jindabyne Dam, on the Snowy River, as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. At the 2016 census, Jindabyne had a population of 2,629 people. The town's name is derived from an aboriginal word meaning "valley". Jindabyne is one of the highest settlements of its size in Australia, at 918 metres above sea level. Light snowfalls sometimes occur during winter. In mid-July in 2004 and 2005, snow fell up to half a metre following freak snowfalls over a large area of New South Wales. Jindabyne is connected to the surrounding area by Kosciuszko Road & North via Canberra, the Alpine Way West to the Riverina and Wodonga and the Barry Way to the South and Gippsland.

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Community Services  

Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre
49 Kosciuszko Road,

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2/1 Gippsland Street,

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14 Thredbo Terrace,

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Thredbo Terrace,

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 915 m
  • Population: 2,629
  • State electorate(s): Monaro
  • Federal Division(s): Eden-Monaro
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Berridale NSW 2628 (29.9 km, 22 mins)
Buchan VIC 3885 (173 km, 2 hrs 43 mins)
Corryong VIC 3707 (139 km, 2 hrs 12 mins)
Khancoban NSW 2642 (111 km, 1 hr 49 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

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