About Harden

The twin town of Harden-Murrumburrah lies in the centre of a region in New South Wales, strong in agriculture, viticulture, and many thriving businesses. Harden-Murrumburrah lies on the Sydney to Melbourne XPT train line. The town has two busy shopping precincts which contain fantastic retail outlets and eateries. There are an abundance of services available, including wonderful schools, medical and retirement facilities, sport and recreational facilities. Harden-Murrumburrah is blessed with an abundance of Australian history including being the birthplace of the first Australian Lighthorse and being an integral part of the 1850s Gold Trails. The Harden Shire is emerging as a region strong in food and wine production and is a proud member of the Hilltops region, along with Young and Boorowa.

The Harden Shire encompasses the three villages of Jugiong, Galong and Wombat. Wombat is known for the Wombat Hotel, its’ cherry and fruit production which brings an influx of people to the region during fruit picking season, the Australia Day Tractor Pull and the Annual Biker’s Rally held in September. Galong is home to the St. Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre and a historical cemetery. Galong is an area strong in production of all things agriculture – whether it be grain production or stock breeding. Jugiong is renowned for its’ breathtaking views and old-world charm, its’ state of the art sporting facilities and its’ thriving retail precinct.

The Harden Shire is a perfect place to live, work, raise a family, or simply visit. Your opportunity awaits.



Countrylink runs daily services from Melbourne to Sydney & Sydney to Melbourne with Harden being placed midway o...