About The Yass Region

Come for a day! Stay for a lifetime.

Originally opened up by the great Australian born explorer Hamilton Hume, the country around Yass holds some of the finest agricultural land in Australia. Located 57km North of Australia's capital Canberra, the region is also known for its award winning cool climate wines. Yass is located in a scenic undulating valley on the Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee and in close proximity to Burrinjuck Dam, 262km from Sydney.

Yass boasts many fine historic buildings, and is also known for water sports, fishing, hiking, camping, caving, art, antiques, craft and many recreation grounds that provide many hours of fun for the visitor, some of the most popular are located near the small hamlet of Wee Jasper, 54km South West.

National Trust Property Cooma Cottage, 3km from Yass, is the starting point for the fully sign-posted, 440km Hume & Hovell Walking Track and is also open to the public.

Yass River Railway Bridge

Yass Court House

Yass Show and Rodeo is held in March, the Wee Jasper Festival and the Murrumbateman Field Days are held in October, the Cool Climate Wine Show is held in September and The Dairy Farmer's Yass River Festival is held in November.

Yass offers an outstanding opportunity to escape the rat race of Canberra and experience the quality of life offered by a vibrant and friendly country town yet only a stone’s throw from the nations capital.

Relax in the surroundings of award winning cafes and restaurants that line the main street or experience the entertainment provided by the soldiers club.

The town boasts golf, bowling and sporting clubs that provide great friendship amongst participants.

The outstanding daily bus service to Canberra services all of the major centres in Canberra including more than 50 schools and is now used widely by those living in Yass and working in Canberra.

Shopping is provided by a range of specialty shops along with the major stores such as Target, Woolworths, Frankilins and Aldi.

Full health services are provided by a variety of local GPs and, dentists along with a hospital and medical centres.

Important Contact Information

Yass Valley Council 209 Comur Street, Yass (02) 6226 1477
Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre 259 Comur Street, Yass (02) 6226 2557
Bus - Transborder Express (02) 6299 3722
Train - NSW Trainlink Yass Junction (02) 6118 6000


Berinba Public School Church Street, Yass (02) 6226 2110
Yass Public School Laidlaw Street, Yass (02) 6226 1017
Yass High School Grampian Street, Yass (02) 6226 1771
Mt Carmel School Dutton Street, Yass (02) 6226 3357


Good Start Early Learning 13 Crago Street, Yass (02) 6226 5922
Yass Early Childhood Centre Association (YECCA) Meehan Street, Yass (02) 6226 1560
Yass Pre-Kindergarten 41 Orion Street, Yass (02) 6226 6598
Yass Montessori Pre School 262a Comur Street, Yass (02) 6226 1596
Yass OSCA Laidlaw Street, Yass (02) 6226 1060


Yass Soldiers Club 86 Meehan Street, Yass (02) 6226 1911
Yass Golf Club Worth Street, Yass (02) 6226 1894
Yass Bowling Club Adele Street, Yass (02) 6226 1313