What migrants say about the Illawarra... 


"Choosing RDA Illawarra is the best decision I have ever made."



"Along with the proximity to Sydney, Wollongong has a big market of engineer graduates because of mining and steel industries. It’s helpful to find a job and good environment."

"The city of Wollongong, as well as the rest of Illawarra, is full of great opportunities for employment and living and the nature is breathtaking."

"Wide employment opportunities as a university lecturer in Pharmacology and senior doctor in Neonatal sector (spouse is a doctor in neonatal sector). Illawarra has one of the best universities and research institutions that conduct clinical trials related to pharmacology."


Lifestyle and Location

"The Illawarra is a thriving region, and I have lived and worked here since I have been a student."

"Wollongong is one of the best places in NSW, with lots of beaches, it's a beautiful place."

"I found a job in my nominated area (civil engineering), the region is absolutely beautiful with many beaches and landscapes. It's a great place to raise a family, quieter than the city. There are many good schools. People are mostly friendly."



"I love the Illawarra. It is a wonderful place to raise a family and fulfill your career ambitions at the same time."

"The region is peaceful with friendly neighbourhood"

"Great community support, and I always felt very welcomed and supported by work colleagues, which was greatly appreciated especially during the pandemic."