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Illawarra 200 Calendar

Illawarra 200 Shared values, shared future

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In 1815 some of the Illawarra’s traditional custodians led some white settlers and their cattle down the escarpment. This marked a new chapter in the story of our area, and this new direction that we’re commemorating 200 years

This journey acknowledges the contribution of our indigenous community, early settlers and the many cultures of our region that have sewn the fabric of our history.

The Illawarra 200 Official Calendar includes activities that are focused on the sharing, value and future of one community working together. These events feature unique combined cultural stories.

If you would like your event recognised as part of the Official Calendar you can submit an expression of interest here


WHEN: 31 December
WHERE: Belmore Basinfireworks

Wollongong New Year’s Eve celebrations are growing every year. Over 15,000 people flock to the foreshore to enjoy the celebrations. This family-friendly, alcohol-free event is brought to you by Wollongong City Council.

Live music, roving performers, children's activities, face painting, amusement rides, and food and novelty stalls provide a lively atmosphere in the lead-up to our fireworks spectacular at 9pm. This year, the event will also include a special Illawarra 200 light projection show from 8pm, commemorating the bicentenary of European settlement in this area.

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