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Bong Bong Common is located on Moss Vale Road, two-and-a-half kilometres north-east of the town of Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The common is situated on gently sloping river flats which rise gradually to the north in terraces from the Wingecarribee River to its boundary with the Briars Inn. The land was acquired by Wingecarribee Shire Council in 1986 to create an area of open space between Moss Vale and Bowral/Burradoo.

Bong Bong Common is not just a green belt between two of the larger towns of the district. It is a place of great significance, with important layers of history and meaning going back in time to Aboriginal occupation of the land. It is the site of the first European settlement in the Southern Highlands where the township of Bong Bong was established from 1820.

In 2008, Wingecarribee Shire Council adopted a Conservation Management Plan for the site which is managed by council's Parks and Property section. The Bong Bong Common Management Committee, a 355 committee of Wingecarribee Shire Council, advises on matters relating to the management of the Common, particularly in relation to its cultural and heritage values.