The South Coast area refers to the narrow coastal belt from the Shoalhaven district in the north to the border with Victoria in the south, in the South Eastern part of NSW.

An area interlaced with beaches, national parks and lakes, what better place to disconnect, relax and appreciate what you see when the world stops a little. Imagine finishing work at your local school and heading down to the beach to enjoy the striking blue water or perhaps visiting a cafe to indulge in the local produce.

There are four main geographic regions in the South Coast: the Illawarra (including Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama), the Shoalhaven (including Nowra, Ulladulla and Bomaderry), the Eurobodalla Coast (including Narooma, Moruya and Bateman’s Bay) and the Sapphire Coast.

Living and working in the South Coast area

The South Coast is well connected to the Sydney metropolitan area by road and rail.

NSW Trainlink operates regular train services on the South Coast line between Sydney and Bomaderry, (situated approximately 123km south of Sydney on the northern side of the Shoalhaven River), as well as coach services to locations south of Nowra.

Google Maps: Shoalhaven, NSW.

Google Maps: Narooma, NSW.

View the below links to learn more about local sporting facilities, businesses and entertainment venues in the South Coast area:

  • Fibre to the Node NBN is widely available and all three mobile networks have good-to-great 4G signal coverage across the South Coast. 
  • Check availability of NBN at your address here.

Some of the key family services in the South Coast area include:

More information

For more information please contact EdConnect.

  • Existing employees of the department, phone 1300 32 32 32 (select option 3) or log an online enquiry.
  • New applicants to the department, phone 1300 30 04 98.

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