About Wollongong

About Wollongong

Wollongong is a vibrant, multicultural city, situated on one of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia’s ‘most liveable’ regional city, Wollongong combines a relaxed, coastal atmosphere with cosmopolitan dining, shopping and culture.

Sitting beneath the spectacular Illawarra Escarpment, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the city is bordered by the Royal National Park to the north and Lake Illawarra to the south.

Wollongong is just 80km south of Sydney – about one hour from Sydney International Airport and 90 minutes by road or train from the centre of Sydney.

Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia’s tenth-largest city. More than 400,000 people live in the region. Historically, the city prospered through farming, fishing, coal mining and steel making. However education, IT & telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism have emerged as the industries of the future.

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Last reviewed: 28 February, 2013