Yackandandah is a close knit community that has an extremely high number of community organisations. There is an active arts scene, strong sporting clubs and facilities and a rich heritage history. The township of Yackandandah is located at the foothills of Stanley State Forest. The township itself is bordered by forest and hills. Yackandandah is 30km from Albury/Wodonga and 20km from Beechworth.
Yackandandah Primary School is located in the main street, opposite the town library and the memorial gardens.