Welcome to the community website for the village of Nimmitabel.
Nimmitabel is a charming historic village on the Monaro region in southeast New South Wales – Australia, and is steeped in farming history. For over a century it has been one of the premium wool growing areas in NSW. At the 2016 Census, Nimmitabel had a population of 320.
Nimmitabel is an Aboriginal word for the ‘dividing of the waters’. It marks the place where southern waters flow into the Snowy River and the northern waters flow into the Murrumbidgee River. As with many other Aboriginal place names in Australia, the Europeans struggled with both the pronunciation and the spelling. In the past Nimmitabel has been spelt Nimitybelle, Nimmitybell, Nimithyball, Nimity Bell and Nimoitebool!
Nimmitabel is on the southern end of the Great Dividing Range, at the west of the Monaro Range, and lies 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of the Wadbilliga National Park. The area around Nimmitabel has the only true chernozem soil in Australia, a very rich, fertile and dark colored soil.