Wollongong Event Planners Guide

Wollongong Essentials

Population: approximately 280,000 (Wollongong statistical district)

Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT + 10)

Climate: Summer 18-26 Winter 8-17

Beaches: 23, 17 of which are seasonally patrolled. North Wollongong patrolled every day

Parking: Parking is available at four central locations in the CBD 


Road from Sydney: 1 hr 15 mins, 80kms, F6 Freeway, 
Grand Pacific Drive or the Westlink M7
Road from Canberra: 2 hr 30 mins, 250kms, Hume Highway
Driving Distances/Times from Wollongong:
Shellharbour 29km/30min
Kiama 38km/45min
Bowral 60km/1hr
Nowra 78km/1hr
Rail from Sydney: 1 hr 45 mins, www.131500.com.au 
One of City Rail’s most scenic routes!
Sydney domestic and international airport terminals: 
75 kms by road or 1 hr 30 mins by train
Public transport: Premier Illawarra, Dions and Greens operate throughout the region, the FREE Gong Shuttle circles the CBD regularly and car hire is also available with all major companies represented

PDF Download of the Wollongong CBD MapYou can download a map of the Wollongong CBD by clicking on the thumbnail image.

What We Can Do For You!

Destination Wollongong hopes this guide will be helpful in your planning and allow you to create a blueprint for a fantastic occasion in our City or surrounds. We hope to hear from you as your plans begin to take shape. Wollongong is the best option for any business event or conference, large or small, any demographic or industry. Please be in touch so we can help you put the wheels in motion!