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Local Resources

and Activities 

Below are some local resources and services available to you. 

Parents Guide Illawarra is an online resource that provides information on local services and events within the Illawarra area. They also have articles with tips and information on various topics including best family-friendly bushwalks and how to stay sane while stuck at home.

The Frog is an online directory of Youth Services within the Wollongong area which assists young people and youth workers within information about a range of services. 

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW (PCYC) offer a safe space for children and young people as well as educational and development programs like Road Safety. 

ISLHD School Link Newsletters

Park and Play Shellharbour is a Communities for Children Shellharbour initiative that brings children and their families together in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) projects are hosted by NSW Public Schools and led by a local facilitator who coordinates and manages a range of community engagement initiatives and programs supporting families with young children.

Early Start Discovery Space is Australia's first dedicated hands-on children's museum that inspires their imagination and curiosity. They have many activities for children and resources for you including a Blog filled with expert insights and learnings from home activities as well as free professional learning for educators

Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) is a not for profit Specialist Homelessness Service supporting vulnerable women and families in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. They provide a pathway for those using the services to live healthy, connected and productive lives in secure, long term accommodation.

Wollongong Women Infromation Services is the Women’s Centre and the Illawarra Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service and supporting women in the Illawarra. They provide a safe and welcoming space to help can find assistance and support. 

Illawarra Multicultural Services support the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population in the Illawarra. They provide assistance to migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees. They have supported thousands of new arrivals in settling in the region. 

Noah’s Inclusion Services offers flexible, high quality services to children and young people with special needs and caring support to their families. Is an environment where parents of children with special needs could meet and discuss mutual problems with other families and trained personnel.

LifeStart provides support for children and young people living with disabilities. They place the them at the centre of all decision making and planning to support the achievements of thier goals. 

The Disability Trust are committed to providing highly professional care and support to people with disabilities and their families.

The Illawarra Women's Health Centre provides free or low-cost and affordable medical, allied and complementary health care as well as health and well-being programs, groups and education to improve women’s health.

Family Services Australia provides a range of services and advice through their Staying Home Learning Violence Program. This program provides long term support for families and addresses the impact of domestic violence. 

Local Councils

Wollongong City Council

41 Burelli Street, Wollongong

(02) 4227 7111

council@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Shellharbour City Council

79 Cygnet Street, ShellharbourCity Centre

(02) 4221 6111

council@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Kiama Municipal Council

11 Manning Street, Kiama

(02) 4232 0444

council@kiama.nsw.gov.au

Shoalhaven City Council

36 Bridge Road, Nowra

(02) 4429 8999

council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Local Libraries

Wollongong City Libraries

Wollongong Library

41 Burelli Street, Wollongong

Corrimal Library

15 Short Street, Corrimal

Dapto Library

93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto

Unanderra Library

Cnr Factory Road & Princes Hwy, Unanderra

Warrawong Library

Level 1, 67 -71 King Street, Warrawong

Shellharbour Libraries

City Library

79 Cygnet Street, Shellharbour City Centre

Warilla Library

8 Woolworths Avenue, Warilla

Albion Park

Russell Street, Albion Park

Oak Flats

Cnr Central Avenue & Fisher Street

Kiama Libraries

Kiama Library

7 Railway Parade, Kiama

Gerringong Library

Town Hall, Fern Street, Gerringong

Shoalhaven Libraries

Nowra Library

10 Berry Street, Nowra

Sanctuary Point Library

Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point

Ulladulla Library

Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes Highway, Ulladulla

Milton Library

Old Town Hall, Princes Highway, Milton