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Welcome to Australian Homestay Network Wollongong!

A seaside city located south of Sydney, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. Wollongong is renowned for its heavy influence from industry and its quality of life along the coastline. It is the gateway to the NSW south coast area. Wollongong has many natural attractions and great fishing spots. It is also home to an evolving arts scene.

Studying in Wollongong

University of Wollongong

We’re here to make sure you have the best homestay experience possible. Our team has been operating in Wollongong for over 10years, so we know the city well, and can provide you with advice about the local area, community events and public transport options.

Video supplied by Destination Wollongong

Places to Visit

  • Nan Tien Temple. Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is so much to offer: the visual delights of grandeur architecture, art & culture including unique exhibitions & festivals, Buddhist festivals, vegetarian culinary delights, educational & healthy life style classes & retreats, accommodation, top class conference and auditorium facilities as well as beautiful gardens & walks.
  • Grand Pacific Drive is a 140km coastal drive, starting just 45 minutes south of Sydney, NSW, Australia in the beautiful Royal National Park. Driving scenery includes, coastal rainforests to quaint villages and over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge.
  • Port Kembla Beach is regarded as one of Wollongong’s most prestigious beaches. It is located approximately 11 kilometres south of Wollongong.

Annual Events


Wollongong has an oceanic feel with a cool sea breeze. Wollongong has a moderate sea climate. Temperatures in summer and winter are alike, sitting around the 20°C. Rain fall is evenly spread throughout the year. During the warmer months chances of precipitation are a little higher. During these months there may be downpours and thunder storms are not uncommon.

For a comprehensive overview visit –  Wollongong Weather

Cost of Living

Rent per month – city centre
(1 bedroom apartment)

Rent per month – outside city centre
(1 bedroom apartment)

One-way ticket on public transport

McMeal/combo meal at McDonald’s

330ml bottle of Coca-Cola

Movie ticket

Regular cup of coffee

You can also use the Insider Guides Cost of Living Calculator to estimate living expenses in cities around Australia.

Contact Us!

Phone: 1300 024 628
Email: info@homestaynetwork.org

Enjoying the experience very much they are lovely young ladies. They seem to be happy.

A good family. I enjoy to live in this house.

I really enjoyed hosting Ali he was a delight.