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Community Information

Please note not all services are currently available. Please phone your nearest library to check and book your visit.

Your library is a great place to find information about community services, support and activities.

The Community Services Space is currently unavailable due to social distancing requirements. We apologise for the inconvenience.

We have a Community Services Space on the ground floor of Wollongong Library that can be booked by community service organisations to provide information to library visitors.

See our Community Services Space page for details.

The Community Information Directory is an online guide to services, support and information to help you live in Wollongong.

It includes information about:

  • Emergency services
  • Council and government services
  • Health and welfare
  • Child care
  • Sport
  • Cultural activities
  • Social enterprises
  • Information and support for different age groups, cultures, people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

You can also use the link in the directory to suggest a service you think should be added to this listing.

If you have a question about the Community Information Directory, call us on (02) 4227 7414.

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy is a directory for people who are homeless or in crisis to find housing, meals, support services and more.

Drugs and alcohol issues affect many people across all parts of our community.

Our libraries are part of the New South Wales Public Libraries' Drug Info program.

You can get lots of free information about drugs, alcohol and the law online, or in person at any of our libraries.

Your library is part of a state-wide service that provides free access to legal information.

All of our libraries have:

  • A legal toolkit with plain language information to help answer many common legal questions
  • Copies of 'Hot Topics'. This magazine-style series covers recent changes and current debates in law.

Wollongong Library also has a collection of law books and staff who are trained to help answer your legal questions. You'll find legal information in the reference section on Level 1.

Online legal information

Here are some free online legal resources:

From 3 September, the JP service will recommence at Dapto, Thirroul and Wollongong libraries. Please consult the Library Events Calendar for further information. Alternatively, find a Justice of the Peace in your suburb.

Want to know how many people live in our area, or how our population is expected to change in future?

The Demographics page on Wollongong City Council's website has links to free websites you can explore to find out more about our city.