Homelessness Resource Guides for Queanbeyan NSW

Queanbeyan is a regional centre in the Southern Tablelands in south-eastern New South Wales adjacent to the Australian Capital Territory.  The city’s mixed economy is based on light construction, high technology, manufacturing, service, retail and agriculture. It is the council seat of the Queanbeyan City Council.  At the 2011 census, Queanbeyan had a population of 37,991.

Following the founding of Canberra, Australia’s federal capital, just 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) to the west, Queanbeyan has become an integral part of the capital city’s economy.  The word Queanbeyan is the anglicised form of Quinbean – an Aboriginal word meaning “clear waters”.

Located on the Queanbeyan River 291 km south-west of Sydney via Tarago and Bungendore and 18 km south-east of the centre of Canberra.  It is essentially in NSW although parts of the city sprawl over the ACT border.  Queanbeyan is situated at an elevation of 576 m.

Agricultural and pastoral industries are still strong in the area (sheep, cattle, wool, an abattoir, nurseries, honey, wine, hay and barley) while the city has strong building, manufacturing, service, retail, recreation and tourism sectors.  Many residents work in nearby Canberra.

The City of Queanbeyan covers 52 square kilometres and is a 15-20 minutes drive from both Canberra City and Tuggeranong, 7-8 minutes from Canberra Airport, 1½ hours from the coast, and a 3 hour drive to the centre of Sydney.





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For further information please contact us at Southern Cross Community Housing, or Tel 02 4421 5145.

Emergency Contact Numbers



Queanbeyan 02 6298 0555



Queanbeyan District 02 6298 9211

National Hotlines / Helplines (24hrs)

Lifeline 131 114
Suicide Prevention Line 1300 659 467
Kids / Youth Helpline 1800 551 800
Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 656 463
Link2Home 1800 152 152
Parent Line 1300 130 052
Victims Support Line 1800 633 063
Life Goes On 1300 364 673
Alcohol & Drug Information Service 1800 422 599
Crisis Pregnancy Counselling 1300 737 732
Gambling Help 1800 858 858
Cannabis Information & Helpline (2-11pm) 1800 304 050
Dept. of Human Services-Centrelink 136 240
Men’s Referral Line 1300 766 491