Queanbeyan is a city of 28 000 people 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.
Although a township reserve had been established at Queanbeyan in 1828 nothing much happened until a post office and store were established in 1836 to serve the settlers. . It became a city in 1972.