Community Profile

The Municipality of Kiama (map) is located on the south coast of New South Wales between Shellharbour, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee Local Government Areas. It covers an area of 259 square kilometres, with an estimated population of around 22,000 people. Our residents are mostly Australian born and over 62% of the workforce commutes to Wollongong, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven and Sydney.

Our area takes in beaches, rainforests, mountains, escarpment, and rural landscapes that attract a large tourist base each year. Major towns and villages include Minnamurra, Kiama Downs, Kiama, Jamberoo, Gerringong and Gerroa. Our community has a strong sense of pride that resonates amongst locals and is shown by the rich cultural activities that take place throughout the year. Our strong local communities pull together to provide solid values and cultural pursuits that date back to the Wodi Wodi nation, the Aboriginal peoples of our region.

This website contains economic and demographic information for Kiama. For more information please contact Kiama Municipal Council on ph: 02 4232 0444.

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