Kiama Library would like to welcome you to the Kiama district and we hope that the following information will be useful for you.
- Kiama District Statistics
- Kiama District Services
- Public Toilets
- Emergency Numbers
- Local Mystique
- Events and Locations
Kiama District Statistics
Community Profile - includes results from the 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing.
Economic Profile - provides statistics in a map layout based on the Census.
Census 2011 - for Kiama district.
Kiama District Services
Kiama Council Community Services - meeting the needs of the community.
Kiama Library Services - the cultural centre of the community.
Kiama Tourism - for all your tourist needs
Complaints handling - for Council to deal with.
Free public access NBN wifi is available at Kiama and ADSL at Gerringong Libraries and also on Terralong and Manning Streets 24/7.
Ranger services – providing a valuable role.
Community Directory – maintained by Community Services for organisations, groups, clubs etc.
Leisure Centre – for those wishing to maintain fitness or just for fun.
Council Newsletter (Kimunico) – keeping you in touch with Council news.
Dogs and Cats – information about caring for your pets.
Property Development – information about your property.
Waste and recycling – garbage collection, waste recycling and sustainability issues.
Positions Vacant – employment with Council.
List of JPs - in the local area.
Kiama Public Toilets (2533) - handy information to know
Gerringong Public Toilets (2534) - handy information to know
Jamberoo Public Toilets (2533) - handy information to know
Library - use Volunteer Expression of interest to apply being a volunteer at the library.
Friends of Kiama Library - the best friends a library can have.
Youth Services - supporting our youth.
Police, Fire and Ambulance - 000
Council Services - for all Council Services.
Train services for CityRail
Kiama Cabs - 4237 7505
Shoal Bus - Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry and Nowra;
Kiama Coachlines - Jamberoo - Kiama - Kiama Heights - Werri Beach - Gerringong - Gerroa;
Premier Buses - Albion Park - Kiama timetable
Petrol. It is wise to have fuel topped up. There are two local petrol stations in Kiama. Addison's is found on Manning Street as you leave Kiama heading south (now open 24/7) and an independent supplier on Collins Street, opposite the Terrace Cottages. There are two petrol stations at Gerringong, one on Fern Street in the CBD, one on the corner of Belinda Street and the highway. Jamberoo and Gerroa have no petrol stations at all.
Grocery Shopping : Woollies closes at 9pm, IGAs in the district (Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Downs) are 7am to 7-8pm. Check with each store. Manning Street (top end shops) Deli is open 7am to 7pm 24/7/365
Eating : In Kiama, Collins, Terralong and Manning Streets are where most of the dining locations will be found. Gerringong, it's Fern and Belinda Streets and Jamberoo, it's the main street, Jamberoo Road. Kiama Downs has a few places to eat as well.
Mondays and Tuesday nights are very quiet. Many restaurants and the like close these two nights.
- Local free newspaper, "The Bugle" is published by locals for locals.
- The Kiama bends can be a nightmare when a traffic accident occurs. (Kiama and Gerringong can fill with traffic. It may take several hours for the traffic to move).
- Kiama is a tourist destination and so expect the towns in the district to be busy during holiday times. Stockup with provisions as your choices of food can be difficult to obtain during school holidays.
- Trains provide a beautiful coastal trip, especially between Minnamurra to Gerringong. It is wise to check the train is running (Kiama Station tel: 4223 5613). If buses replace trains, it is wise to be 1 hour early to get a timely bus than 1 hour late as they may not match train timetables.
- Taxi ranks can be found at Terralong and Shoalhaven Streets in Kiama and outside the town hall in Gerringong (if you're lucky). Otherwise 4237 7505.
- Gerringong has a most interesting Aboriginal Cultural Centre called Boolarng Nangamai. Located in the industrial estate at Gerringong, this is a must visit for the uninitiated and those wishing to enhance their aboriginal experience.
- Jamberoo has two bus stops for the Kiama Coachlines. Both on Allowrie Street, outside the IGA and outside the School of Arts building.
- During school holiday times the main arterial roads in Kiama become Collins, Bong Bong and Shoalhaven Streets. These assist in avoiding the nightmares of Terralong and Manning Streets.
- Most clubs in towns have a shuttle bus to get you home safely.
- Whale watching season is December to April. Any headland during their migration is a great spot to watch these beautiful creatures.
- Farmers markets are on Wednesday 2pm to 5pm on Black Beach.
- Getting around can be a issue. Use these maps to make things a bit clearer. They include:
Events and Locations ;
Kiama Tourism Events - for an up to date list of what's happening
Captain Christie Ocean Swim – for the adventurous swimmer.
Kiama Show - with over 160 years of history
Carols in the Park - Christmas carols annually in December.
Local Markets – looking for a bargain.
Gerringong Markets - held monthly around the town hall.
Walks and Bikeways – for fun and fitness.
Gerringong Pics and Flics - for the movie lover.
Kiama Jazz Festival - for the music enthusiast.
Art Society - for the artist in us all.
Kiama Community Garden - Membership of the Community Garden is open to all those with an interest in the Garden and a willingness to accept the Garden philosophy and practices.
Kiama Historical Society - for those interested in the local district's history.
Whale watching – Viewing places include Blowhole Point, Bombo Headland, Marsden Headland (just past the Little Blowhole), the whale watching platform in Gerringong (located near the cemetery on Belinda Street) and the headland further south, as well as Black Head Reserve at Gerroa.
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Whale watching locations in the Kiama district. There are of course many places other than those mentioned, but these listed are great viewing spots.
Do you want to share some further information with our community? Please let us know.