Competition to attract and retain highly skilled staff has become increasingly intense. A key factor in Wollongong’s superiority as a business location is that it offers superb liveability for people of all ages, and a great location to call home.

Affordable living

Wollongong offers a generally lower cost of living, particularly with residential property which is currently priced around 35% less than the Greater Sydney average (Residex). Travel costs are also significantly lower due to reduced journey to work times.

Coastal lifestyle

Located just south of the Royal National Park, Wollongong's spectacular natural environment includes 17 patrolled beaches framed by the backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment, offering an abundance of recreational activities to enjoy. 

Bar/cafe culture

The city has experienced a burst of activity within its bar and cafe scene with 65 new venues opening up in the past three years.

Quality public infrastructure

Wollongong offers relatively short journey to work times, while also being well-connected to Sydney. Its quality health infrastructure includes a major teaching hospital and a number of private hospitals, while its education infrastructure includes a major TAFE institute and world-class university.