Get away to country-cool Goulburn.

Goulburn is a thriving regional city incredibly rich in heritage, contemporary services and natural beauty –  making Goulburn the perfect destination to Visit, Live, Work and Invest.

Discover tales of significant heritage, admire the works of local and acclaimed artists, find adventure in unspoilt bushland, cruise the region’s open roads and indulge in some retail therapy and the regions locally grown produce.

All this, just 2 hours from Sydney, less than 1 hour from Canberra and just under 2 hours to the coast.

A Brief History

The region was traditionally a meeting place for many Aboriginal groups, then in 1818 Hume and Meehan first crossed the area where Goulburn was settled. On the 14th of March in 1863, 45 years later, Goulburn was declared Australia’s first inland City by a royal letters patent, issued by Queen Victoria.

Goulburn grew strong agricultural roots from the profitable wool industry. The cathedrals, a short-lived gold rush in the region and the development of the rail system further benefited the City’s growth. Grand historic buildings and homes that stand today illustrate perfectly how Goulburn was a very wealthy city during the 19th century


While you’re here…

  • Learn about  Australia’s industrial revolution at the Rail Heritage Centre and Historic Waterworks
  • Follow our Self-Guided Heritage Tour throughout the City
  • Stroll along Auburn Street and experience our traditional ‘Country Mile of Shopping’
  • Discover the new walking trail along the banks of the Wollondilly River – the perfect place for a family picnic

What’s on

There are lots of things happening this month.
Recall ‘Exhibition of Travel Memories’ – Barbara Nell

This body of work has evolved from my witnessing street processions and performances during my trave...

The Window – Curated by Sally O’Neill

This edition of The Window has been curated by Sally O’Neill. Sally O'Neill has worked at Goulb...

Infinities – Curated by Lauren Reid

‘Infinities’ presents works that defy our human-scale conceptions of time: from the microbial-sc...


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