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Close to Sydney: Easy to travel and visit clients

Wollongong is only an hour south from Australia’s largest city, Sydney. Yet we live and work without the congestion and stress of a major city. This is a big plus for many of the entrepreneurs, business owners and companies who chose to base their business here. Yet, that isn’t the only advantage.

We are also only an hour away from Australia’s most connected airport, the Sydney Airport which has a domestic and international terminal. The reality is that it will often take those who live and work in Wollongong the same amount of time or even less to travel to the airport than many of those who live in Sydney.

Wollongong is also only one hour away from the new Western Sydney Airport, Sydney’s second airport currently under construction. If you base your business in Wollongong you will be spoilt for choice as to which airport you choose to take a well-deserved holiday or head off on a business trip.

Visiting clients in Sydney is also easy given Wollongong is connected to the CBD and other key business centres across Sydney such as Parramatta, Macquarie Park, Liverpool and North Sydney through the M1 Princess Motorway and other major roadways.

One hour from Australia’s cultural capital

Known as Australia’s cultural capital, Sydney boasts many iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the National Maritime Museum.

On the weekends you can easily head to Sydney and attend events like the spectacular Vivid Light Festival or explore Sydney’s many museums such as the Australian Museum or the Museum of Sydney.

Or perhaps you want to see what collections the Art Gallery of NSW is currently displaying or watch your favourite team play at Allianz Stadium. All these options are within your reach when you live in Wollongong.

Close to Australia’s capital city, Canberra

Australia’s capital city, Canberra, is a 2.5 hour drive away from Wollongong. The home of the federal government and its departments, as well as national cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Australia, National Art Gallery and Australian War Memorial, Canberra is in close reach by road.

As well, Australia’s second largest city and CBD, Melbourne can be reached from Wollongong via direct services from our regional airport.

Businesses such as those in professional services or the tech industry can easily meet clients, send their staff to conference or attend business networking events given Wollongong’s proximity to these major cities.

Major, national port terminal

Port Kembla provides businesses based in Wollongong with access to worldwide markets and is situated just five kilometres south of the Wollongong CBD.

Our port is NSW’s largest motor vehicle port and grain export hub. It operates across two precincts, the inner harbour and the outer harbour.

It includes:

  • Six major independently operated terminals
  • 18 import/export berths
  • Two bulk liquid berths
  • 3,410 metres of quay line
  • 186ha of land
  • 3.5 kilometres of road network
  • 29 kilometres of rail network.

Port Kembla is the first NSW approved liquified natural gas (LNG) import terminal being developed by AIE. This terminal will provide a more reliable gas supply to households and businesses, supplying up to 7o per cent of NSW’s gas needs and helping drive down prices for consumers state-wide.

Access to this reliable energy resource has been welcomed by the many Advanced Manufacturing businesses that call Wollongong and NSW home.

Click below to view a copy of the NSW Ports map of Port Kembla.

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Connected by train network and freight rail

Wollongong benefits greatly from being part of the Sydney train network, making travel for business and travel easy. We have our own train line, the South Coast Line, that connects Wollongong to the entire Sydney network including the CBD and other major business hubs.

Many of our travelling business people will take the train right to the Sydney International Airport and get to enjoy the journey that hugs the beautiful Wollongong coastline along the way.

Wollongong is also connected to the national freight network which is regularly used by Australian grain exporters.

National Key Freight Route Map