Breadalbane, New South Wales

For the Scottish clan and geographic area, see Breadalbane (disambiguation).
New South Wales
Coordinates 34°48′0″S 149°27′0″E / 34.80000°S 149.45000°E / -34.80000; 149.45000Coordinates: 34°48′0″S 149°27′0″E / 34.80000°S 149.45000°E / -34.80000; 149.45000
Population 275 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s) Upper Lachlan Shire
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume

Breadalbane /brəˈdɔːlbən/ is a small village located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Upper Lachlan Shire. It is located on the Lachlan River headwaters and not far from Goulburn. At the 2011 census, Breadalbane had a population of 275 people.[1]


This little town is also located nearby and adjacent to the major Hume Highway which links Sydney to Melbourne via an inland route. Previously the highway used to go through the small town however it was bypassed in the early 1990s. Breadalbane is also situated on the Main Southern Railway, the NSW portion of the Sydney–Melbourne rail line.

Breadalbane is also located nearby to the start of the Federal Highway which branches off the Hume Highway just south of Goulburn and heads directly towards Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, and the capital city of Australia where the Commonwealth Federal Parliament sits.

Breadalbane is an historic town and it is located on the Old Hume Highway together with Cullerin and Gunning. There is not much now at Breadalbane aside from a few houses. In the past there was accommodation and a pub, service station and a railway station. However, these services are no longer available, although the former hotel and service station remain standing and are today used as private residences. The railway station opened in 1875 and closed in 1974,[2] although the signal box remained in use until 1979. All trace of the station has been removed, although a loading bank is still standing.


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Breadalbane (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. "Breadalbane railway station". Retrieved 2008-04-08.

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