Yallah, New South Wales

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WollongongNew South Wales
Albion NSW Aerial.JPG
An aerial view of the area looking south, with Yallah, bottom left; Albion Park Rail, top left; Albion Park, top right; and Lake Illawarra, centre-left.
Yallah is located in New South Wales
Coordinates34°32′S 150°48′E / 34.533°S 150.800°E / -34.533; 150.800Coordinates: 34°32′S 150°48′E / 34.533°S 150.800°E / -34.533; 150.800
Population138 (2016 census)[1]
State electorate(s)Shellharbour
Federal Division(s)Whitlam
Suburbs around Yallah:
Avondale Dapto Koonawarra
Marshall Mount Yallah Lake Illawarra
Calderwood Albion Park Rail Haywards Bay

Yallah is a western suburb in the City of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, located on the western shore of Lake Illawarra. It contains a mixture of rural, commercial and light industrial areas.


Yallah is an Australian Aboriginal word for which a number of meanings are given; native apple tree; a nearby lagoon; and "go away at once".[2]


The Tallawarra Power Station on the shores of Lake Illawarra and adjacent to Yallah was commissioned in 1952 and commenced operations in 1954 as a thermal power station. The station closed in 1989 and was reconditioned as a 435-megawatt (583,000 hp) combined cycle natural gas power station.[2]

The Yallah railway station opened in 1887,[2] and closed in 1974.[3]

The Princes Motorway southern terminus is located south of Yallah and north of Albion Park Rail, at the junction of the Princes Highway with the Illawarra Highway.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yallah". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Online resources: Suburb Profiles". City of Wollongong. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Yallah Station". www.nswrail.net. Retrieved 7 February 2016.