Community Information

Please note: not all services may be available.

Your library is a great place to find information about community services, support and activities.

Wollongong City Council has establised a directory of local and national organisations who offer support to people dealing with the many effects of COVID-19. For more information, access the COVID-19 Support Directory.

The Community Services Space is currently unavailable due to social distancing requirements. We apologise for the inconvenience.

We have a Community Services Space on the ground floor of Wollongong Library that can be booked by community service organisations to provide information to library visitors.

See our Community Services Space page for details.

Ask Izzy is a directory for people who are homeless or in crisis to find housing, meals, support services and more.

Drugs and alcohol issues affect many people across all parts of our community.

Our libraries are part of the New South Wales Public Libraries' Drug Info program.

You can get lots of free information about drugs, alcohol and the law online, or in person at any of our libraries.

Your library is part of a state-wide service that provides free access to legal information.

All of our libraries have access to:

  • A legal toolkit with plain language information to help answer many common legal questions.
  • Online access to State Library of NSW 'Find Legal Answers' website. You can find free legal information there.
  • Online access to State Library of NSW 'Hot Topics' publication. This magazine-style series covers recent changes and current debates in law.

Wollongong Library also has a collection of law books and staff who are trained to find appropriate legal information. You can also find legal information in the Community Services Space on the ground floor. The books in this collection are not for loan. Loan copies and online copies may be available – please ask staff to check.

Online legal information

Here are some more free online legal resources:

Our libraries regularly hold Justice of the Peace sessions in our spaces. Our library staff are not JPs, but instead are able to direct you to one of the sessions below, or your nearest JP service.

Justice of the Peace services are held at the following times and places:

Corrimal Library - 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10.00am - 1.00pm

Dapto Library - 2nd and 4th Friday, and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10.00am - 1.00pm

Thirroul Library - 1st Thursday of the month from 11.00am - 12:30pm

Wollongong Library - 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10.00am - 1.00pm

There is also a Justice of the Peace available every Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm - 4.00pm at the Anglican Op Shop. Dandaloo Shopping Centre, Kanahooka Road Dapto and

Wollongong Central Customer Service Desk from Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 11.30am and 2.30pm - 4.00pm and

H.A.R.S. Museum (Albion Park Airport) Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 10.00am - 3.00pm and

The Lions Club Book Shop, Warilla Grove Wednesdays 9.30am - 3.30pm.

No appointments necessary.

Please consult the Library Events Calendar for further information. Alternatively, find a Justice of the Peace in your suburb.

Want to know how many people live in our area, or how our population is expected to change in future?

The Demographics page on Wollongong City Council's website has links to free websites you can explore to find out more about our city.