At the centre of the City, the Crown Street Mall is a unique shopping and entertainment precinct. It’s a great place to shop major and speciality stores, enjoy a range of food and beverage choices, not to mention laneway bars and hidden cafes!
Besides shopping and eating there’s the live music, many events, cinema, parks, galleries, performance space and more!
Wollongong also has major shopping centres and strips in its suburbs including at Thirroul, Warrawong, Figtree, Corrimal, Dapto, Fairy Meadow, Woonona and Port Kembla.
Wollongong Central is the major shopping centre in the CBD. It is open 7 days a week, however different days means different times. As well, there is lots of retail offering outside of the Centre – many of which are unique product offers.
The recently rejuvenated Crown Street Mall is located through the spine of the shopping precinct. As a community space it is a place that celebrates culture and social events through an annual program of vibrant activities and events.
Our city has a free WiFi service and is available in the outdoor areas on Crown Street between Corrimal Street, Market and Burelli Streets and Keira Street between Smith and Crown Street, as well as in Globe Lane and the Arts Precinct (formerly the Civic Plaza).
You can also stay connected at Wollongong Central Shopping Centre with FREE WiFi.
The Crown Street Mall is a community public home to two weekly markets showcasing the best in local fresh produce, handmade and creative products and unique, quality pieces.
Eat Street ON CROWN is a welcoming place to experience a delicious range of exciting food stalls from local restaurants and traders. Succulent ribs, hot dumplings, yummy hotdogs, fresh Asian salads, tasty burgers, and gourmet desserts – there’s so much to choose from!
Sit back and relax to some funky music and chill out with your friends at Eat Street on Crown. Eat Street aims to support those who are passionate about the food they produce.
East Street is held every Thursday from 5 – 9pm, Crown Street Mall (Western end) Wollongong.
Friday Forage showcases those who are passionate about the food they grow or products they make. Enjoy your weekly shop of fresh produce and tasty treats, take in the talent of local traders and musicians at Friday Forage ON CROWN. This is also an opportunity for producers to share their food stories and connect with the community and visitors.
Friday Forage is held every Friday from 8am – 2pm, Crown Street Mall, Wollongong.
Wollongong CBD also has many small bars, restaurant and cafe’s you can enjoy while you are shopping. The streets with the majority of eateries are
Wollongong Central also has many food and drink options for you and your family to enjoy.
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