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New South Wales, Australia

Tumut from the top of Wynyard Street

Tumut is located in New South Wales
Population: 6,086 (2011)[1]
Postcode: 2720
Coordinates: 35°18′17″S 148°13′22″E / -35.30472, 148.22278Coordinates: 35°18′17″S 148°13′22″E / -35.30472, 148.22278
Elevation: 305.0 m (1,001 ft)
LGA: Tumut Shire
County: Wynyard
State District: Wagga Wagga
Federal Division: Riverina
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
21 °C
70 °F
6.6 °C
44 °F
907.2 mm
35.7 in

Tumut /ˈtjuːmət/[2] is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, situated on the banks of the Tumut River. Tumut is at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Tumut Shire is administered from offices located in Tumut.

Tumut is approximately 410 kilometres (250 mi) south-west of Sydney and 525 kilometres (330 mi) north-east of Melbourne.[3] [4]

Tumut is home to a number of historic buildings. One of the more notable building is the Anglican Church, designed by Edmund Blacket.


The word Tumut is derived from the Aboriginal word of doomut or doomat, meaning camping by the river.[5]


Wynyard Street

Tumut Post Office opened 1 January 1849.[6]

Tumut was one of the ten areas short-listed in 1908 as a site for the Australian Capital Territory. Other locations that were short-listed include Albury, Armidale, Bombala, Dalgety, Lake George, Orange, Tooma, Lyndhurst and Yass-Canberra.[7]


Tumut is the centre of a thriving softwood industry based on plantation Pinus radiata. CarterHoltHarvey Woodproducts (Central and Northern Regions) Pty Ltd operate a major sawmill on Adelong Road (the Snowy Mountains Highway) and a chipboard panel factory next door. Eight km further west on the Snowy Mountains Highway the company also operates a sawlog processing plant at Gilmore. The Visy pulp and paper mill is located north of the Snowy Mountains Highway at Gadara (between Tumut and Adelong. The Visy mill is the only paper mill owned by Visy that makes paper from wood (their other mills all use recycled paper as the raw material), and is one of the biggest wood mills in Australia.


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