Mostly part of the Riverina region, the Hume area encompasses the cluster of towns around the roughly 400km stretch of the Hume Highway, from Yass to as far south as Albury and Tocumwal on the Victorian border.

Living in the Hume area has many advantages, local residents enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle, space, fresh air and liveability, whilst just a short commute away from Albury/Wodonga and Wagga Wagga. Plan your next road trip, explore the natural wonders and be inspired by the region's heritage. Go 4WD or mountain bike riding at Woomargama National Park and enjoy the natural beauty of the mighty Murray River.

There is an abundance of quality schools in this area, where you can discover the inspiring sense of community that is the heart and soul of these regional towns.

Living and working in the Hume area

The Hume area is well connected by road, rail and air.

Google Maps: Gundagai, NSW

Google Maps: Tocumwal, NSW


Several bus lines operate regular coach services between Sydney and Melbourne, travelling the length of the Hume Highway and stopping in several towns including Gundagai and Albury.

Firefly Express and Greyhound Australia both stop in Gundagai which is roughly five and a half hours hours from Sydney and four hours from Melbourne.


NSW Trainlink operates daily express passenger train (XPT) regional services to and from Sydney and Melbourne which stop in Harden, Cootamundra, Junee, Henty and Culcairn.


There are three airports which could be used to arrive in the region, depending on which town you are travelling to: Canberra Airport for the northern section, Wagga Wagga Airport for the mid-section and Albury Airport that serves southern NSW and northern Victoria.

To check the status of the 5G rollout in the area, click on your network of choice:

More information

For more information please contact EdConnect.

  • Existing employees of the department, phone 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online enquiry.
  • New applicants to the department, phone 1300 30 04 98.

Receive updates

Subscribe to be notified about program updates in regional NSW.

Image credit: Destination NSW

Return to top of page Back to top