There’s a warm welcome waiting for you in Cooma, the capital of the Snowy Mountains region. You’ll love our vibrant and optimistic community and the many opportunities it has to offer – for you, your family and for your business.

Dean Lynch


Cooma is a fantastic place to live, work and bring up a family. It also has so much to offer visitors and presents so many opportunities for investors. We want new residents to come to Cooma and we want more visitors to come here and stop, shop and stay. I invite you to come and experience this unique part of Australia and discover that there is so much to love in beautiful Cooma-Monaro Shire.


Cooma is a fabulous lifestyle choice with as much, or as little, to do as you want.

You’ll love our position, position, position!

Just an hour to the sophistication of Canberra, or the beautiful South Coast, or the roof of Australia in Kosciuszko National Park, gives you so many possibilities to live life to the fullest.

The clean mountain air is a great place to bring up a family in a safe and healthy environment. Our friendly and supportive community provides a choice of private and public schools, modern hospital and medical centres. Cooma also boasts a brand new Universities Centre.

And with homes costing less than half that of Canberra (and a quarter of Sydney’s) your household budget would be in great shape!

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There’s no better place than Cooma to get the work-life balance balanced!

Get rid of the long commutes, daily stress and city hassles so you can really look forward to going to work… and love coming home.

As a major service centre, and biggest town in the Snowy Mountains region, Cooma offers a range of employment opportunities.

This includes retail, hospitality, medical, health and welfare, professional services, trades and technical services, agriculture, tourism, education, construction and manufacturing to name a few of the Shire’s main industries.

And with the nation’s capital right at your doorstep, Cooma is a great base for easy domestic and international business travel.

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Cooma is rich in diversity and full of promise.

With a broad economic base, Cooma is on the threshold of a prosperous new era with exciting new developments on the horizon.

Innovations in rural production, high-tech industries, high-speed broadband and e-commerce are becoming realities. Educational options are expanding too, and tourism and cultural opportunities have never been better.

Cooma is well positioned for growth at the crossroads of south-east New South Wales and enhanced by proximity to Canberra’s new international airport.

And you’ll love Cooma’s cost-effectiveness. Whether you’re setting up a business or expanding an existing network, you’ll find Cooma is sensational value for money with lower costs, rents and a Shire Council keen to help you succeed.

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Cooma is at the heart of it all.

Surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon; ride horses or mountain bikes, fish the rivers and lakes, or hike to the top of Australia – whatever you love to do, you can do it if you live in Cooma.

As the gateway to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest skiing destination, winter is a special treat. However, snow sport is just part of the fun. Year round, there’s car rallying, mountain biking, road cycling, motor biking, water sports, flying, gourmet food, fine wine, arts and crafts – all in a Cooma day’s play.

And with over 40 restaurants to choose from, Cooma serves up a smorgasbord of local produce to whet the most discerning taste buds.

With a full calendar of great local events throughout the Shire and prestigious international attractions right next door in Canberra, Cooma’s leisure time is packed full of wonderful options.

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