About Wollongong


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Wollongong is the place to live, work and study, home to natural beauty, opportunity and one of the world’s best modern universities.

Good. Clean. Fun.

The City of Wollongong is Australia’s tenth largest city and its nearly 300,000 residents get the best of urban living and coastal relaxation just 80km from Sydney.

Here on the south coast of New South Wales at the foot of the Illawarra Escarpment, the city enjoys a pleasant climate, averaging 25°C in summer and 17°C in winter.

The City itself has a vibrant, youthful culture of arts, culture and nightlife. It’s a student city and has a long multicultural history, so down time in Wollongong is a mix of music, food and languages from all over the world.

For nature lovers, the Illawarra region has some of the most pristine beaches in Australia and a great network of mountain walking trails with dazzling views of the coastline. Keeping healthy has rarely looked so good—with running tracks by the sea, bike trails through the mountains and clean Pacific waters to swim in.

A home for students

For UOW students, the range, affordability and accessibility of student accommodation is second to none. Many students moving to Wollongong for study spend at least their first year in a UOW residence, where they thrive in supportive student communities.

A place to live and work 

Working in Wollongong means being able to live in attractive, affordable suburbs and spend less time commuting—to make room for more important things, like family, friends and fitness.

Last reviewed: 2 August, 2016