We have many general practitioners (GPs) and medical centres throughout Wollongong that are available for non-emergency and preventative care during business hours. We also have many allied health professionals and specialists in Wollongong including audiologists, dietitians, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractor, psychologists, pharmacists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, occupational therapists, podiatrists, optometrists, speech pathologists and exercise physiologists.
In addition to independent practitioner clinics the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District provides you with a list of Allied Health professionals in Wollongong and nearby locations.
Our two major hospitals in Wollongong are Wollongong Public and Wollongong Private Hospital Other hospitals in the region include Bulli Hospital, Coledale Hospital, Port Kembla Hospital and Shellharbour Hospital.
Just over an hour away in Sydney you have internationally renowned hospitals such as St Vincent’s Hospital, North Shore Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital and West Mead.
To browse a full list of hospitals in Wollongong visit the My Hospitals website
The residents and families of Wollongong are well taken care of by the friendly staff at the public Wollongong Hospital. It is a major referral and teaching hospital with a bed base of more than 500 and as a tertiary referral hospital it has the capacity to treat both specialist and complex cases. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services.
Wollongong Hospital has recently received more than $110 million worth of capital works enhancements including the construction of the Illawarra Elective Surgical Services Centre and a new multi deck carpark.
Wollongong Private Hospital is a brand new healthcare facility located in the heart of Wollongong’s medical precinct. Offering a full range of medical, surgical and maternity services, the 151 bed hospital boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including an intensive care unit, nine operating theatres, a cardiac catheter laboratory and a day oncology unit.
Wollongong Private cares for cardiology, orthopaedics, obstetrics, urology, neurosurgery, day surgery, oncology and general surgery. There are also comprehensive diagnostic facilities and medical consulting suites located on site.Contact us
For life-threatening emergencies go directly to the Accident and Emergency department of your nearest hospital. If you need an ambulance, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. This is the same number you use for fire and police services.
For non–life threatening emergencies, visit your nearest GP or medical centre.
Wollongong has a wide range of aged care providers that offer services such as home support and respite care services and residential aged care.
To help our community star healthy Wollongong City Council has installed free outdoor exercise equipment. They are situated along the Wollongong foreshore and also at other convenient locations including walking and jogging tracks. Our community enjoys staying healthy and our outdoor gyms are frequented by many in the community! It also provides newcomers with a great opportunity to meet locals.
Some of the locations our outdoor gyms are located at include:
Wollongong has gyms and fitness centres dotted throughout the region – from Helensburgh to Dapto. You will have plenty of options to stay fit and healthy in Wollongong.