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Kiama Coast & Country

A great place to live, work and play

Kiama is a great place to live, launch a business, and spend time with your family. 

Living here is easy. The Kiama Region is well known for its areas of natural beauty such as our green rolling hills and clean surf beaches.

Working here also makes great personal and business sense.

The towns and villages of Kiama are places where you can pursue your dreams and find success, joy, and balance, in all aspects of your life.

Kiama is well located and well connected.

The region sits on the national transport corridor which links Sydney (2 hours by car) and Canberra (2.5 hours by car). We are a short 90-minute drive to Sydney's International Airport and a 40-minute drive to the deep working harbour at Port Kembla. We benefit from having the world-class University of Wollongong on our doorstep.

Our strong economy is driven by a work-ready, highly skilled and educated workforce. Kiama has grown to encompass internationally-focussed service industries and first-class tourism facilities.

We have all the benefits of a larger centre–quality business, education and health infrastructure–without the extravagant overheads and hassles.

You won't see traffic jams in Kiama Downs, Jamberoo, Gerringong or Gerroa. There is no such thing as a 'peak hour in Kiama.

Kiama can also provide you with state-of-the-art connectivity to the world. 

We were one of the first regions in Australia to get the National Broadband Network (NBN). Small, medium and home-based businesses, and residents, can now plug into this superior fibre optic service to connect to the rest of the world.

Kiama's connectivity means you have more time to do more of the things that make you happier. 

Positioned between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, our region boasts rainforests and waterfalls, rivers and beaches. We are also proud of our quality local food and wine.

Come and visit our region and let us show you why Kiama is the right move for your family and your business.