Wollongong is the third largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and Australia’s ninth largest city with a population approaching 200,000.
Wollongong is located 80km south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.
Wollongong enjoys a magnificent natural environment from rainforests to spectacular sea cliffs and unspoilt beaches.
Wollongong has a mild, sunny coastal climate with winter temperatures averaging 17 degrees and a summer average of 27 degrees tempered with sea breezes. Most rainfall occurs between February and June.
Key economic sectors: manufacturing, education, technology research & development, coal mining, retail services, tourism, port activities, health and community services.
For further information refer to the following websites:
Tourism Wollongong http://www.tourismwollongong.com
Study in Australia http://studyinaustralia.gov.au