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Bellambi
WollongongNew South Wales
Bellambi is located in New South Wales
Bellambi
Bellambi
Coordinates 34°22′S 150°55′E / 34.367°S 150.917°E / -34.367; 150.917Coordinates: 34°22′S 150°55′E / 34.367°S 150.917°E / -34.367; 150.917
Population 3,947 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2518
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Keira
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Bellambi:
Russell Vale Woonona
Bellambi
Corrimal East Corrimal

Bellambi is a suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It has a railway station (opened 1889) on the NSW TrainLink South Coast Line.

Bellambi is situated directly north of Corrimal and east of Russell Vale. It has a beach, Bellambi Beach, on the Wollongong to Thirroul Bike Track.

Bellambi lies on the flat northern Illawarra coastal plain, with views of the escarpment to the west, one of note being Broker's Nose, 440 metres high. To the east is Bellambi Beach and a creek inlet in a reserve, and to the south of the inlet is Bellambi Harbour (formerly known as Port Bellambi) and Bellambi Point.

The original jetty was constructed in 1858. On August 28, 1862, a telegraph line was constructed between Wollongong and Bellambi. In 1863 a second jetty was built at the harbour. In 1887 a new jetty was constructed at Bellambi Bay. In 1927 the Bellambi Mines Rescue Station was established. The public school was opened in 1956. In 1965 the rock pool was under construction.

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