Young is a town in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and the largest town in Hilltops Council. At the 2011 census, Young had a population of 6,960.
Young is marketed as the Cherry Capital of Australia and every year hosts the National Cherry Festival. Young is situated on the Olympic Highway and is approximately 2 hours drive from the Canberra area. It is in a valley, with surrounding hills. The town is named after Sir John Young, the governor of NSW from 1861 to 1867.