Hoskinstown, New South Wales

Hoskinstown is a locality in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia.[2] The town is 38 km southeast of Canberra the Capital city of Australia, and 299 km southwest of Sydney. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 189.[1]

New South Wales
House at Hoskinston, New South Wales.jpg
Hoskinstown is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates35°24′57″S 149°27′02″E / 35.41583°S 149.45056°E / -35.41583; 149.45056Coordinates: 35°24′57″S 149°27′02″E / 35.41583°S 149.45056°E / -35.41583; 149.45056
Population189 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation761 m (2,497 ft)
LGA(s)Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
RegionSouthern Tablelands
State electorate(s)Monaro
Federal division(s)Eden-Monaro
Localities around Hoskinstown:
Bungendore Bungendore Bungendore
Carwoola Hoskinstown Forbes Creek
Primrose Valley Captains Flat Rossi

The town is known for the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope operated by the University of Sydney.

It had a public school from 1869 to 1967.[3] Hoskinstown station was opened along with the Captains Flat railway line in 1940 and it closed in August 1968, a year before the line.[4] The Catholic Church is dedicated to Saint Peter and Paul.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hoskinstown (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2017.  
  2. ^ "Hoskinstown". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 July 2017.  
  3. ^ "Hoskinstown Public School in the School history database search". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Hoskinstown Platform". NSWRail.net. Retrieved 25 December 2017.