Welcome to Wollongong
Australia's ninth largest city with a population approaching 200,000.
Wollongong is located 80 kilometres south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.
The primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Wollongong enjoys a magnificent natural environment ranging from rainforests to spectacular sea cliffs and unspoilt beaches.
If you are a visitor, the Tourism Wollongong website will tell you everything you need to know about accommodation, restaurants, and other features of our city.
Visitors and residents alike can enjoy Wollongong's great shopping facilities and the many recreational activities on offer, from our 17 patrolled beaches, parks and cycleways to cultural experiences such as the Nan Tien Temple and Wollongong Science Centre.
Throughout the year Wollongong also hosts a busy calendar of community events. Follow the links on the right for more information.
Area: 714 sq km
Climate: mild, temperate
summer 18-26 degrees celsius
winter 8-17 degrees celsius
Key economic sectors:
manufacturing, education, technology research and development, coal mining, retail services, tourism, port activities, health and community services.