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Wollongong Botanic Garden Administration

Our friendly staff are happy to assist with your enquiry

Opening hours:

Non-Daylight Saving Hours (from 5 April 2020 to 3 October 2020): 

  • 7am to 5pm daily

Daylight Saving Hours (from 4 October 2020 to 3 April 2021): 

  • Weekdays 7am to 6pm
  • Weekends & Public Holidays 7am to 6.45pm​
Only closed on Good Friday & Christmas Day.
For urgent enquiries outside these hours please contact Council on (02) 4227 7111.
Entry into the Garden is free.

Friends of Wollongong Botanic Garden (volunteers)

How to Get Here

Please note: We can only accommodate visits which meet NSW Health Guidelines​​. If you’re displaying any flu-like symptoms please do not visit the Garden. 

Wollongong is located in the beautiful Illawarra region of New South Wales, about 85 kilometres south of Sydney. We have easy access to and from Sydney via the F6 freeway. We are also within reach of Canberra, the Southern Highlands and the South Coast.

When travelling from the north or south take the F6 Freeway and exit at the Keiraville exit then follow the signs to the Wollongong Botanic Garden.


  • Main car park - Murphys Avenue, Keiraville, Wollongong
  • Discovery Centre car park - Madoline Street, Keiraville (reserved for educational events on weekdays)
  • Administration Centre car park– Northfields Avenue, Keiraville, Wollongong

Free Gong Shuttle Bus

A circuit linking the Botanic Garden to the city, the beach, the University, Innovation Campus and Fairy Meadow.

The service operates between 7am and 10pm from Monday to Friday. Every 10 minutes during peak (7am - 9pm & 3pm - 6pm) and every 20 minutes off-peak.

The weekend service will operate every 20 minutes between 8:00am and 6:00pm.

The Gong Shuttle travels in both directions and operates all year round. The Gong Shuttle is wheelchair accessible.

Buses travelling via Fairy Meadow - Harbour - Hospital are route 55C and buses travelling via Hospital - Harbour - Fairy Meadow are route 55A. Refer to Gong Shuttle Map for exact stops.  ​

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