Warilla, New South Wales

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City of ShellharbourNew South Wales
Warilla Aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Warilla from the east. Barrack Point is visible on the left, and the Lake Illawarra entrance and Windang Island on the right.
Warilla is located in New South Wales
Coordinates34°33′10″S 150°51′42″E / 34.55278°S 150.86167°E / -34.55278; 150.86167Coordinates: 34°33′10″S 150°51′42″E / 34.55278°S 150.86167°E / -34.55278; 150.86167
Population6,449 (2016)[1]
LGA(s)City of Shellharbour
State electorate(s)Shellharbour
Federal Division(s)Whitlam
Suburbs around Warilla:
Mount Warrigal Lake Illawarra Pacific Ocean
Mount Warrigal Warilla Pacific Ocean
Barrack Heights Barrack Point Pacific Ocean

Warilla is a seaside suburb of the City of Shellharbour, Australia within the Wollongong urban area. It is one of the more established areas and is between the suburbs of Mount Warrigal in the west, Barrack Heights and Barrack Point in the south and Lake Illawarra in the north.


Warilla was officially granted township status on 5 May 1951.[2] It is predominantly a residential suburb with many of the houses being built in the 1950s and 1960s. Warilla's main commercial centre is located on George Street with surrounding shops located on Lake Entrance Road and Shellharbour Road, where Warilla Grove Shopping Centre is also situated. There is also a small industrial park located 1 km (0.62 mi) south at Sunset Avenue where light industries are established. Warilla is also blessed with fine beaches which are very popular with locals and tourist especially in summer.

Warilla held the council chambers for Shellharbour City Council from 1969 to 1991[2] when it relocated to the nearby Shellharbour City Centre. The building, which is still in good condition, is still used for council meetings. Other businesses have also set up inside.

There are two high schools—Lake Illawarra High School and Warilla High School (located in Warilla and Barrack Heights) and two public schools—Warilla North and Warilla Public School.


The Warilla Sports Cricket Club is based at Oakley Park and plays in the South Coast District cricket competition.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Warilla (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Shellharbour Council History