Cowper Street, Stroud, looking south


Stroud is set in the beautiful Karuah Valley, and is growing after many decades of relative stability. Improved regional roads and motorways are helping to draw new residents from the Newcastle district and Sydney.

Rural industries include wine growing alongside the more traditional cattle, timber and poultry. Excellent wine and verjuice is being produced from our vineyards.

The well-preserved 19th century townscape, the local pride in the historic buildings and its location as a gateway to Barrington Tops and Gloucester Tops underpins the attractiveness of the village. Local Government, (Great Lakes Council) recognises the uniqueness of the village and the importance of our national heritage which is preserved here.

The St John’s Group buildings are individually important but it is as a group, together with Quambi and privately owned original buildings in Stroud, that they preserve for the nation an image of the past which is not to be found elsewhere.

For current information about services offered, sporting facilities and cultural pursuits in this active community go to the Stroud Community Web



Held each year on the 3rd Saturday in July the procession through the town, to the Showground, heralds the start of the day's events.