Shellharbour Local Government Area

Shellharbour City is located in the Illawarra Region of New South Wales, about 100 kilometers south of the Sydney CBD. Shellharbour City is bounded by Wollongong City in the north; the Tasman Sea in the east; the Municipality of Kiama in the south and Wingecarribee Shire in the west. The traditional custodians of the Shellharbour LGA land are the Wodi Wodi people, part of the Dharawal people who lived in coastal areas south of Sydney.

Shellharbour City is a picturesque coastal city rich in heritage and history. Around Shellharbour, you will find everything from city to farmland; suburbia to lakeside; industry to seaside.

The residents of Shellharbour love and value the land and place they live and Council would like to celebrate these people, listening to their stories, meeting their needs and working with them to create the best city possible.


Population of Shelharbour 76,443

Age groups

Age groups of Shellharbour


Employment of Shellharbour


Households of Shellharbour

Level of Advantage or Disadvantage

Households of Shellharbour


Health of Shellharbour

Crime and Safety

Crime and Safety of Shellharbour

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion of Shellharbour

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