The Wollongong Region welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty our region has to offer. For those who require extra assistance when it comes to accessibility – Wollongong offers a range of services including accessible accommodation, attractions, eateries, parking and public transport.
Wollongong City Council has produced a Disability Access Guide which outlines a variety of services and facilities for people with a disability – you can view the full guide here and we’ve included snapshot of accessible Tourism in the Illawarra below.
If you need help or more information on Council’s Disability Guide, please email or call on (02) 4227 7111.
Council is part of the NSW Companion Card program*. Show your Companion Card at our swimming pools, leisure centres, cultural events or festivals to get a free second ticket for your companion.
* Companion card: The NSW Companion Card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities. The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events.
Recreation and leisure
Accessible public swimming pools
These swimming pools have features to support people with mobility difficulties:
Wollongong Continental Pool – ramp and hoist access Port Kembla Pool – ramp access Beaton Park Indoor Pool – hoist access Corrimal Pool – hoist access Dapto Pool – access platform
All of these pools have accessible parking spaces, toilets and easy access change rooms. See the Pools page for location details and hours.
They also have beach-friendly amphibious wheelchairs available at Stanwell Park, Thirroul, City Beach and Port Kembla beaches. These wheelchairs can be used during patrol hours. People using amphibious wheelchairs must be accompanied by a carer. To book, please call:
Stanwell Park Beach: 02 4294 2973 Thirroul Beach: 02 4267 3843 City Beach: 02 4225 8293 Port Kembla Beach/Pool: 02 4274 1232
Council has also rolled out beach matting at Thirroul and Austinmer beaches to help people with disability, limited mobility or prams enjoy the beach.
Destination Wollongong, enabled by the strategic long term support of Wollongong City Council, is charged with delivering visitor economy growth by positioning Wollongong and surrounds as the premier regional tourism, events and conference destination.