Open main menu

Bywong is a rural residential area in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council LGA.[2] It is approximately 24 kilometres north-east of the Australian city of Canberra on the Federal Highway. It is also traversed by Macs Reef Road, Shingle Hill Way and Bungendore Road, the last two roads connecting Gundaroo and Bungendore. Its name is derived from an aboriginal word for "big hill".[2][3] At the 2016 census, it had a population of 1,322.[1] It had a public school from 1895 to 1906.[4] It has a community association called Bywong Community Inc. Its local Pony Club is called Gearys Gap Pony Club, which meets at the Les Reardon Reserve, Bywong.

New South Wales
Bywong, New South Wales, 2017.jpg
Bywong is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates35°09′57″S 149°20′02″E / 35.16583°S 149.33389°E / -35.16583; 149.33389Coordinates: 35°09′57″S 149°20′02″E / 35.16583°S 149.33389°E / -35.16583; 149.33389
Population1,322 (2016 census)[1]
Location24 km (15 mi) NE of Canberra
State electorate(s)Monaro
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
Suburbs around Bywong:
Gundaroo Gundaroo Lake George
Sutton Bywong Lake George
Sutton Wamboin Bungendore


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bywong". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017.  
  2. ^ a b "Bywong". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Bywong". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Bywong Public School in the School history database search". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 25 December 2017.