CBD Shopping district

Wollongong Central

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.

Visit the Wollongong Central website 

The Crown Street Mall

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.

City Centre Markets

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

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

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.

CBD Dining and small bar areas

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

  • Keira St
  • Crown St West and East
  • Corrimal St
  • Kembla St.

Wollongong Central also has many food and drink options for you and your family to enjoy.