Wollongong, New South Wales
Population: 227,522 *
Dialing Code: 02 (+61 2 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
Current Time: 22/05/2013 08:02:19 am
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
Wollongong is situated on the east coast of New South Wales, 82km south of Sydney in an area known as the Illawarra. It is the third largest city in NSW. Wollongong is an aboriginal name, meaning "the sound of the sea".
Main industries here are coal mining, steel production and fishing. The University of Wollongong attracts a great deal of international students.