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About Palerang Council

The local government area of the Palerang Council comprises the towns of Bungendore, Braidwood and Captains Flat, the outlying villages of Araluen, Mongarlowe, Majors Creek and Nerriga, and the areas of Wamboin, Burra, Bywong, Hoskinstown and parts of Carwoola and Sutton.


Braidwood Area

Prior to European settlement, the area was occupied by the Walbunja Aborigines who spoke the Dhurga language. The first Europeans to explore the Braidwood district were Hamilton Hume and Dr Charles Throsby in 1820, with settlement occurring shortly after.
Braidwood Economic Indicators Study - Final Report
The Dhurga Language

More about the Braidwood area


Burra Valley Locality

Burra Valley, Royalla (part) and Urila


Palerang Local Government Area



Map of Palerang by Localities


Boundary Map of Palerang


National Parks

The National Parks & Wildlife Service has established some 63,422ha of national park within the local government area.


National Parks

Community profile


The Palerang Community Profile enables you to analyse the population characteristics of our community, understand how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas.


The profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 for the Palerang Local Government Area and for smaller areas within it. The 2011 Census data is now available. This data is presented in easy-to-use tables, charts and commentary covering a wide range of Census questions.


The profile answers the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions and assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the local community.


The Palerang Community Atlas presents key socio-demographic characteristics for the area as interactive maps. Based on data from the ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing, each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial aptterns and trends in the area.