About Wollongong

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 82 kilometres south of Sydney.

With an estimated population of 400,000 it is the third largest city in New South Wales and the tenth largest city in Australia.

Once known as an industrial centre, Wollongong is a city that has been transformed. The city has grown and developed to be a bustling urban centre. It has become a preferred destination for major events and conferences where attendees are able to enjoy world class facilities and services, with the convenience and accessibility of locations in close proximity to each other.

The city provides a gateway from where visitors can explore the many attractions of the greater Illawarra area and further down the South Coast of New South Wales.


Helpful links

Destination Wollongong

Rail from Sydney Airport

Grand Pacific Drive

WIN Entertainment Center


At Night Wollongong Seacliff Bridge Lighthouse

Dee Kramer Photography


Destination Wollongong