Named after the two areas in which the electoral division is located. The name 'Monaro' is variously believed to be:
derived from the Aboriginal work 'Maneroo', meaning plain, or
an Aboriginal word meaning 'the navel' or 'a woman's breasts'.
41 617 sq km
Eden-Monaro covers an area from Yass, Murrumbateman and Bungendore in the north and south to the Victorian border, excluding the Australian Capital Territory. The main towns include Adaminaby, Adelong, Batlow, Bega, Berridale, Bodalla, Bombala, Braidwood, Bungendore, Cabramurra, Captains Flat, Cooma, Dalmeny, Delegate, Eden, Jindabyne, Merimbula, Murrumbateman, Narooma, Queanbeyan, Talbingo, Tathra, Tumbarumba, Tumut and Yass. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Timber industries, beef cattle, sheep and wool, dairy farming, dairy products and mixed farming. The Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, snowfields and tourism are important industries for this division.
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.