Yass Valley is a modern community growing at about 3% a year, where people delight in stopping in the main streets to chat and enjoy the extra space and the beautiful clean air the country living has to offer.

Being so close to Canberra, Yass Valley residents have easy access to additional work and education opportunities whilst living in a rural environment.

Yass Valley Council supports and facilitates a range of services and facilities to meet the social, recreational, educational, cultural and child care needs of residents and visitors to Yass Valley. Some of these facilities and services include:

  • Early learning and day care centres, primary schools and a high school
  • Home Living Support Services
  • Community transport
  • Library and mobile library van
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Community Consultation Committees, which include Yass Valley Youth Council and the Yass Valley Aboriginal Advisory Committee.
  • Community Halls for hire and sporting facilities available for use; including a swimming pool at Yass and Binalong.
  • Emergency Services for the Shire, which include Fire Control Centre, Rural Fire Service, SES, and the Yass/Gunning Emergency Management Committee.

Such facilities and services combined with the welcoming and friendly locals, wide open spaces and wonderful experiences on offer make Yass Valley a sought after location for people wanting to live the good life.

Whether you are a first home buyer, looking to build, or wanting to live in a little piece of Yass history, Yass Valley offers a range of housing options, including units, houses on large blocks and small and large acreage properties.

To locate properties for sale or rent in Yass Valley, contact these Yass Real Estate agents:

Elders Real EstateGraham Lovell02 6226 7000
First National Real EstateDeb Johnson02 6226 3338
Landmark Harcourt’s YassDavid Benson0428 275 504
Yass Real EstateTrish Thistleton02 6226 1922
Yass Valley PropertyAndrew Curlewis0429 669 635

Retirement Living – seniors looking to downsize and remain independent, or needing additional assistance and care, are catered for at Linton Village and Thomas Eccles Gardens in Yass.

For more information about living in Yass Valley download our New Resident Guide or call the friendly staff at the Yass Valley Information Centre on 1300 886 014 or drop in and see the team at 259 Comur St Yass.

Testimonials from real people, with real life reasons about why they value the Yass Valley lifestyle:

“We love living in Yass because people have time for each other and care about each other. The world’s best coffee roaster is based in Yass, too!” – Nick

“We love living in Yass because of the great sense of community! It’s a great place for our young family.” – Daniel

“Beautiful, vibrant country town, rich in history with a gorgeous, main street. My son’s favourite places are the train line, bridge into town and the Yass Railway Museum …” – Beatrice

“Moved to Yass recently and apart from the gorgeous countryside, the friendly people and serene lifestyle – there is no status anxiety here!” – Rita