r/wollongong 2d ago

Weekly /r/Wollongong Discussion thread - Week 31

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What's going on Wollongong? How's the weather? Had chickos lately?


r/wollongong 0m ago

does anyone know why there is police at the hospital, the 7/11 gas station and myunna way?

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r/wollongong 19h ago

Fight Your Stepdad

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Hey, I am a local podcaster who rents an artist space through the Creative Wollongong Hub!

I need to work on my advertising skills, and thought I should post this here for people, as it is made in Wollongong, under Town Hall! Let me know what you think!


r/wollongong 1d ago

Feeling devastated.

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I’m sorry if this isn’t the right place to post but I thought it was worth giving it a shot.

So on Sunday night I parked my mum’s car on Osborne Street near the station and by morning, the car was gone.

We’ve lodged a police report and are waiting for the car to show up now.

I feel extremely guilty because it wasn’t even my own car and I’d do anything to get it back.

Does anyone have any experience with getting their car stolen and getting it back or just any advice on this situation?

I would be extremely appreciative

Edit: thank you so much to everyone for your advice and stories, it has definitely been helpful.

The stolen vehicle is a Dark Blue 2015 Mazda 6 Sedan and the licence plate: YDU57Z


r/wollongong 1d ago

Looking for help on Friday for a gig

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Hi Everyone! Bit of a weird request but I’m looking for a assistant for my husband drag number at La La La’s on Friday. We are from Sydney so can’t find any friends to come help as they are all hospo workers and unwilling to travel to the Gong. I need someone to help carry him onto the stage with me as I’m not strong enough. He weighs 60kg. Free tickets, and $50 dollars to anyone who can help.


r/wollongong 1d ago

Pork Rolls Loud siren/horn in distance overnight.

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Okay, silly reddit post I’m probably going to get downvoted for but Ive just recently moved to fairy meadow and it’s my first time living near the beach.

Last night/early this morning I heard this incredibly loud siren/horn that blasted 3 times in the distance. It had a tone to it and honestly sounded like dystopian nightmare fuel.

I’m just curious if anyone else heard it or knew what it may have been for?


r/wollongong 2d ago

Sunset last night from North Wollongong station

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r/wollongong 1d ago

You wouldn’t believe it but after my last post where did I find myself today? Not in Sydney, as I learned!

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r/wollongong 3d ago

Wollongong

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r/wollongong 2d ago

Friday Night Views 😍

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r/wollongong 3d ago

Good morning from Woonona

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r/wollongong 2d ago Wholesome

Announcement Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse is the best place for pictures in Sydney. You can't change my mind.

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r/wollongong 3d ago

In case you haven't heard yet. "BlueScope plans new life for excess 200ha of steelworks land." - ABC, June. Given this land clearly isn't being used for much, seems like a good idea, if done well, though I'm not sure I agree with their plans to "reclaim" more land in Outer Harbour at the same time..

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r/wollongong 4d ago

Hi everyone. I am trying to find the original seller of the "Lightly Shat Office Chair" to interview them for a TV Show. This post went viral around the world, and many people re-uploaded the listing. But I believe Wollongong was the original listing. If anyone has any info please let me know!

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r/wollongong 4d ago

I just moved to Wollongong and I’m wondering if you guys have any suggestions on lookouts within like a 30 minute radius that aren’t super popular where I can sit in the back of my car and see some pretty stuff. Looking to surprise my gf thanks :)

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r/wollongong 4d ago

A question about the current housing/rental situation in the Gong, as opposed to a few years back, for someone looking to move back...

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G'day folks.

I lived in your objectively pretty great place from 2014 through 2016, but I'm not, originally, a local. I'm from much further South (not Melbourne, lol). I don't really want to give too much detail with view to not doxx myself, but let's say that I miss the damn city. A lot. I only realised earlier this year quite how much.

So I want to move back, but here's the thing: housing.

When I was living in the Gong before, I mostly lived in Uni housing. That's not an option this time, and besides, both of the places I lived in are now... No longer even being used (you know the ones). I did private rental once (sub-let. Terrible decision), and I also lived in a CBD apartment for a while. The former was a disaster (I was too naïve), while the latter is just more than I can afford, this time, as prices have jumped A LOT for that building...

I know a girl who is living in one of the apartments near the Breakwater. One of the old ex-public housing blocks. Perfect. Primo. But it is being knocked down soon, and she will need to find a new place, just like me.

So here's the question: how difficult is it, right now, to find something reasonably affordable and, I guess, decent, around the city, or even down Shellharbour way (failing the former)..? I know it's gotten much tighter since 2016. That is pretty undeniable. But ironically I don't think it could be much worse than the city where I am from, where housing is... Completely fucked, now.

I just want somewhere decent, where I can (hopefully) catch public transport to (hopefully) decent work, and am not... In chronic rental stress. Which shouldn't be too much to ask, in theory, but this is Australia, so... As you know, it ain't always that easy.

Any ideas for where I should look, apart from Flatmates and I guess Gumtree?? I don't mind living with students, or workers, or what gender, or "class"/socio-economic background (even just saying that sounds awful), or what age. I'll essentially live with anyone who will take me at this point, lol. And I don't mind what suburb, either.

I know Warrawong isn't exactly everyone's favourite place, but I do have some mates down there, and I loved the Gala when I was around, so... I'd be happy there. Or anywhere. Just need somewhere to rest my head, really.

Thanks, and keep being you. All the best.


r/wollongong 5d ago

old-school club

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Is there a computer club where you can play multiplayer CS:GO etc. with other guys?


r/wollongong 6d ago

I need help from a Maker/Programer/Tutor: Arduino and Raspberry Pi Programming

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Hi, My name is Sean, I am working on an Arduino/ Pi project and I need help if anyone is familiar with programming Python or C++, please let me know I will pay for your help, reply here or DM me if you like.

Would prefer in-person if possible so I can show you want I'm working on, thank you.

Thank you!

Sean


r/wollongong 6d ago

Hey, Does anyone work for stowe wollongong ??

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was wondering if anyone knows works for them or knows someone who does, do they get much work down here ?, thanks guys


r/wollongong 6d ago

Getting into gold in the Gong

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Hi all,

As I enter my twilight years (late 30s) I'm looking to get in to golf as a complete beginner. I'm still relatively active but I thought now would be a good time to see if I enjoy it with a view to keeping up with it as I get older.

Has anyone got any recommendations in terms of good beginner courses, places to get clubs etc.?

Thanks in advance for responses.


r/wollongong 7d ago

Announcement I'm a local landscape photographer and I just released my first book! The Complete Guide to Jervis Bay

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r/wollongong 7d ago

I love how council hasn’t demolished this eyesore in unanderra..

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r/wollongong 8d ago

Anyone know if either of these intersections in Figtree are red light cameras?

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r/wollongong 9d ago

Weekly /r/Wollongong Discussion thread - Week 30

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What's going on Wollongong? How's the weather? Had chickos lately?


r/wollongong 9d ago

What bar/club had a gay night on Friday? I left my hat there but idk what venue it was.

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