Greater Hume Shire

Culcairn

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Oasis of the Riverina

The district around Culcairn was originally settled by Europeans in 1834 having been the traditional home and hunting ground for the Wiradjuri Indigenous people up until that point.  

Named after a large property in the Shire of Kiltearn in Scotland, Culcairn is now a busy service centre for the surrounding district and is home to many families who enjoy a relaxed country lifestyle with the convenience of close proximity and easy commute to the larger communities of Albury and Wagga Wagga.

Today, Culcairn offers residents and potential investors alike the ready availability of industrial, lifestyle and residential land, a sound water supply and services, together with a community spirit and safe environment for children and families.  Conveniently situated in the growth corridor between Albury Wodonga and Wagga Wagga, with easy access to the major Olympic and Hume Highways, and Main Southern Rail Line, Culcairn is primed for expansion.

Industries include steel fabrication, a concrete plant, Country Energy Depot, Timbercrete Brickworks, substantial grain silos and the Wet Blue Hide facility.  

The township of Culcairn was established in 1880 and became the hub for the railway system with rail lines through to Wagga Wagga, Albury, Holbrook and also to Corowa.   The original Station Master’s residence, built in 1882, is now a museum featuring the regions rich history. The construction of the Sydney to Melbourne railway saw the town grow significantly.

For its size, Culcairn has a large number of substantial heritage buildings including the Culcairn Hotel, Memorial Hall, Court House, Railway Station and Station Master’s Residence.

One of the major landmarks of the town is the Culcairn Hotel.  Built in 1891, the original building was extended in 1910 with the addition of an accommodation wing of over 70 rooms, stables, a coach house and extensive gardens. Patrons of the hotel could drive their coach or horse to Culcairn, stable it and catch the train to Sydney or Melbourne.  The hotel boasted the town’s first power supply in 1909.

Culcairn today offers residents two quality primary and one high school and a comprehensive range of recreation facilities with football, tennis and netball courts, public swimming pool, golf course, lawn bowls and cricket facilities as well as licensed clubs and picturesque parks and gardens.  Culcairn is also the home to Olympic Gold Medallist, Equestrian Andrew Hoy.

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