Illawarra Suburb Guides

Illawarra - Suburb Guides

Illawarra Suburb Guides - written by local parents! Get insider suburb info on what it's really like to live there, great places to go, what is family friendly, any downsides, hidden attractions plus housing market insights. We are adding new suburbs regularly - email info@parents-guide.com.au if you would like to write your suburb guide, or be a sponsor of one!


Austinmer - your family friendly guide to living and visiting!

A much-loved and revered pocket of the Northern Illawarra, Austinmer casts quite a spell over locals and visitors! Click into read the local review, key suburb info and pro's and con's of living in Austinmer... Or find where to visit on a day trip :)

Bulli - your family friendly guide to living and visiting!

Bulli may be small, but this very picturesque and historic township has loads of personality and much-loved landmarks. Boasting a small community feel, it is the place to be in summer. Stunning coastal views and a chilled-out fish-and-chip-vibe in summer, Bulli is always on trend. Click into read the local review, key suburb info and pro's and con's of living in Bulli. Or find where to visit on a day trip :)

Helensburgh - your family friendly guide to all things in the ‘burgh

Helensburgh is one suburb to keep an eye on! It offers a lovely family community feel while still being relatively affordable for new home owners. It also boasts a lot of local history for the Illawarra region. Click into read the local review, key suburb info and pro's and con's of living in Helensburgh... Or find where to visit on a day trip :)

Thirroul - your family friendly guide to living and visiting!

Much loved by the locals, Thirroul is BEAUT of a suburb, click into read the local review, key suburb info and pro's and con's of living in Thirroul... Or find where to visit on a day trip :) Click into read the local review, key suburb info and pro's and con's of living in Thirroul... Or find where to visit on a day trip :)

Woonona - your family friendly guide to living and visiting!

Welcome to Woonona! Woonona is no longer the northern suburb's best kept secret! This busy suburb has huge family appeal and is also a little gentler on the budget when it comes to housing affordability. It has also grown in leaps and bounds when it comes to restaurants, services, gyms, cafes given its growing population. Click into read the local review, key suburb info and pro's and con's of living in Woonona. Or find where to visit on a day trip :)
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