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Living and working in healthcare jobs in Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast NSW
The Grand Pacific Drive winding its way south from Sydney, along the South Coast of New South Wales, takes you on a spectacular journey through Illawarra, with its rainforests, over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge and through the coastal cities and townships of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven in South Coast NSW. Overlooked by the charming and alluring Southern Highlands, the juxtaposition of mountain and beach gives this region its unique breathtaking character.
More than 400,000 people live in the Illawarra region. Just 80 kilometres south of Sydney, Wollongong is NSW’s third largest city. Historically, the city prospered through farming, fishing, coal mining and steel making. Presently, education, IT & telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism are the emerging industries. The University of Wollongong, which ranks among the top 2% of universities globally, is based here. Flanked by campuses of the Illawarra Institute of TAFE, top schools and colleges, education is one of the leading sectors. Health care and social assistance employs more than 18,000 in the Illawarra region.
Wollongong is well connected by scenic highways and railways and takes just 90 minutes to reach from Sydney. Wollongong is serviced by Illawarra Regional Airport, which is also the base for the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS). From beautiful beaches and spectacular wilderness to sports, adventure and delectable food and wine, the NSW South Coast is brimming with unforgettable experiences. In addition to swimming, surfing, hang-gliding, cycling, skydiving, fishing, boating and bushwalking, visitors are also treated to a vibrant calendar of art, festivals, concerts and shows. Kiama’s famous Blowhole, the largest in the world, is not one to be missed!
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Careers in Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast NSW
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District caters to health needs of the region. It has nine hospitals and allied community health services. Wollongong Hospital, the region’s major referral and teaching hospital, with more than 500 beds, is closely affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. The Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre here is the largest of its kind in the South. Health professionals of this region are served by the South-Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (PHN).
Regarded as Australia’s ‘most liveable’ regional city, Wollongong combines a relaxed, coastal atmosphere with cosmopolitan dining, shopping and culture. With a median house price of $792,000 and median weekly rent of $280, it has also become Australia’s third most expensive city. But the magic of the escarpment meeting the sea keeps winning everyone over.
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