Location, Parking & Public Transport


Illawarra Performing Arts Centre is located at 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong, NSW.

Click to view Illawarra Performing Arts Centre on a map.


Pay and Display machines operate on a number of on street and off street parking spaces in the city centre. These machines are pro-rata, so you pay for how long you want to stay.

On-street parking

On street parking is available in the area around IPAC. Patrons are advised to check restrictions before leaving their vehicle. There are limited disabled parking spaces, 1/4 hour parking and drop-off zones in Burelli Street outside IPAC. Street parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays but time limits apply on Saturday. Please be sure to read street signs carefully. Motorbikes can park for free on the street, but must abide by time restrictions.

Off-street parking

Council operates two off-street car parks located within 5 minutes walk of IPAC:
- Burelli Street East Car Park (former Dywers site) 
- Stewart Street East Car Park 

For both sites, parking fees apply during weekdays. Parking is free and without time restrictions after 4.30pm on weekdays, weekends and public holidays.

Undercover Car Parks

Car parking is available at the Wollongong City Council car park (access from Stewart Street). The car park has 24 hour entry and exit surveilance and is monitored by CCTV. Parking fees apply.

For a detailed map of parking options in Wollongong, please click here.


IPAC is on the free Gong Shuttle route (number 55) which runs between 7am – 10pm on weekdays and 8am – 6pm on weekends. Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au for more information.The weekend service operates every 20 minutes between 8.00am and 6.00pm. Click here for the route map.

Other buses stop on either side of Civic Plaza and Crown St Mall. Click on the links below for all timetable details.


The train station is an easy 15 minute walk away. Visit Cityrail’s website for timetable and other information, http://www.sydneytrains.info/