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West Wollongong
WollongongNew South Wales
Population 4,447 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2500
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Wollongong
LGA(s) Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around West Wollongong:
Mount Keira Keiraville Mount Ousley
Figtree West Wollongong Wollongong
Figtree Mangerton Coniston

West Wollongong is the innermost western suburb of the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. It is mainly a residential area, serviced by a small commercial strip with a music store, chicken shop, electric goods store and carpet store along the Princes Highway with several petrol stations, two restaurants, a liquor store, a chemist and a flower shop.

Schools in the area include West Wollongong Public School, St Therese Primary School, and Edmund Rice College (an all-boys secondary college).

It is the location of the Mount Keira Road turnoff from the Princes Highway, incidentally the westernmost end of Crown Street.

Illawarra Institute of TAFE also has a campus at West Wollongong with a focus on Information Technology, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Arts and Media, Fashion Technologies, Meat and Allied Trades.

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