Wollongong is home to a wide range of native mammals, birds, amphibians and insects.
All native animals (except dingoes) are protected in New South Wales.
You can support our native wildlife by adding native plants and trees to your garden, and keeping your pets away from native animals.
We also have plenty of environmental volunteer programs you can join to help build and protect habitats for native animals.
There are many types of native animals and plants in our region that are threatened or at risk of becoming extinct.
State laws exist to protect these types of species. You can read more, and learn about threatened species in our area, on the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage’s website.
Aboriginal Culture and Communities
- 2023 Referendum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice
- Community Events
- Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards
- Explore Aboriginal Art and Culture
- Aboriginal Businesses and Cultural Tourism
- Local Networks and Services
- Council Programs and Support
- A Brief History
- Aboriginal Community Members' Stories
- Floods and Stormwater
- Coast and Waterways
- Trees and Plants
- Natural Areas
- Native Animals
- Pest Animals
- Climate Change
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UCI Bike City
- 2022 UCI Road World Championships - Wollongong NSW
- Cringila Hills Mountain Bike Park
- Helensburgh Mountain Bike Park
- Illawarra Criterium Track and Velodrome
- Pop-Up Cycling Routes
- Separated Cycleways
- Using Our Shared Pathways
- Local Bike Tracks
- Info for Cyclists
- Planning for Cycling
- Parking and Transport
- Public Toilets
- Wollongong CBD
- History and Heritage
- Memorial Gardens and Cemeteries
- Sister Cities
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