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Wollongong is home to a thriving startup and scaleups scene, and businesses that have grown fledgling ideas into commercial success.
These include companies serving clients around the world from Wollongong, including Easy Agile and Accelo.
In Wollongong, work-life balance is the top advantage of living and working in the city cited by employers and employees alike.
Wollongong is located just one hour south of Sydney, with great transport networks to ensure you can remain connected for work (and play).
The benefits of Wollongong don’t end with business: our city is an amazing place to live, with those who have made the move discovering a beautiful city supporting real work-life balance.
The city’s natural environment is stunning and includes coast, lake, forest and mountain. Wollongong has a temperate climate that means the outdoors can be enjoyed all year round.
It’s an active city, with many outdoor parks and fields, great sports infrastructure and a well connected cycling network (Wollongong was recently announced as the first official Bike City in the Southern Hemisphere by the UCI).
The arts and culture scene is well-established, with Merrigong Theatre Company, the Wollongong Art Gallery and Wollongong’s public libraries supporting an emerging creative scene across the city and suburbs.
There’s a big live music scene, with festivals like Yours&Owls, live music venues such as LaLaLa’s and Icon and regular, free performances in Crown Street Mall.
And you’ll never be short of a great brew, with an array of great cafes serving up coffee, many with locally roasted beans.