Council services shift into different gear for UCI – Wollongong

As we welcome the 2022 UCI Road World Cycling Championships to Wollongong, we’ll continue to deliver the services and facilities our community loves.

However, how our facilities operate or how community members get there may be a little different.

With the Olympic-scale event bringing an anticipated 300,000 people to our city across the eight days, it’s important to plan ahead, add extra travel time to your journey and consider alternate means of transportation during the event.

We also encourage our community to check the Wollongong 2022 website for road closure and event information and Transport for NSW website for public transport details.

Here’s a summary of impacted services and programs and recommended alternate routes and transport options.


Our lifeguards will be on the sand ahead of normal swim season at 9 of our 17 patrolled beaches. From Saturday 17 September, people can enjoy a swim at the following spots during their patrolled hours:

  • Stanwell Park, 9am-5pm
  • Austinmer, 9am-5pm
  • Thirroul, 9am-5pm
  • Bulli, 9am-5pm
  • Corrimal, 10am-5pm
  • Fairy Meadow, 10am-5pm
  • North Wollongong, 8am-5pm (all-year round)
  • Wollongong City, 9am-5pm
  • Port Kembla, 9am-5pm

The remaining eight patrolled beaches will open per the normal swim season schedule the following Saturday 24 September.

Remember, no flags = no swim. Before you head out, please plan your trip and factor in impacted traffic conditions – including road closures.

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