Wollongong City


Wollongong City is located in the Illawarra Region of New South Wales. The City encompasses a total land area of 714 square kilometres, including bushland, dams, cliffs and beaches. Wollongong City is a rural and residential area, with substantial industrial, port and commercial areas and water catchments. Urban development is mainly along the coast, between the Illawarra Escarpment in the west and the Tasman Sea in the east.

Key employment sectors in Wollongong City include health care, education, retail trade, accommodation and food services and manufacturing. The main health care facility is Wollongong Hospital, with smaller health care facilities at Bulli Hospital, Coledale Hospital, Figtree Private Hospital, Lawrence Hargrave Private Hospital in Thirroul and Port Kembla Hospital in Warrawong. Educational facilities are provided at the University of Wollongong (Innovation and Wollongong Campuses), TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute (Wollongong, Wollongong West and Yallah Campuses and Dapto Access Point), Nan Tien Institute (Wollongong Campus) and numerous schools. Wollongong City is home to three main retail areas: Wollongong City Centre (including Crown Street Mall and Wollongong Central Shopping Centre), Figtree Grove Shopping Centre and Warrawong Plaza. The City also features numerous smaller retail centres, including Berkeley Shopping Centre, Dapto Mall, Lederer Shopping Centre in Corrimal, Parkside Plaza in Dapto, The Piccadilly Centre in Wollongong and Thirroul Plaza. The main industrial areas are centred around Port Kembla Harbour and Port Kembla Steelworks.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Southern Freeway
  • Princes Highway
  • Mount Ousley Road
  • Illawarra railway line


  • Sydney CBD 80km
  • Canberra CBD 250km
  • Sydney Airport 80km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Port Kembla Harbour
  • Port Kembla Steelworks in Port Kembla and Spring Hill
  • Tallawarra Power Station in Yallah
  • Metropolitan Mine in Helensburgh
  • Coniston (between Bridge Street and Springhill Road)
  • Corrimal (around Ruddock Street)
  • Fairy Meadow (around Jardine Street)
  • North Wollongong (around Montague Street)
  • Port Kembla (Kemblawarra Business Park)
  • Russell Vale (between Pacific Highway and the railway line)
  • Unanderra (between Princes Highway and Princes Motorway)

Wollongong City Council

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