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2022 Gala Charity Dinner tickets now available!

Charity Dinner Details Update

Address: Shellharbour Council Civic Centre. 76, Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour. 

Time: Drinks from 6.30pm for 7pm seating. 

Dress: Smart Casual but feel free to dress up. 

On Saturday 19th November we will be holding our first Great Illawarra Walk, Gala Charity Dinner. To be held at Shellharbour City Centre at the Council’s function rooms from 6.30pm. The dinner will be a delicious three course meal with a drinks package included. There will also be entertainment and a charity auction.

Tickets are now available at $150 each. The best news is that every cent of the $150 ticket price will be donated in full to the IAS so we can help them build the gym for young athletes living with a disability.

We are able to do this thanks to our wonderful sponsors South 32 who are paying for the food and drinks. Council are also providing the venue free of charge. A shout out to our Mayor Chris Homer for his help with this.

This promises to be an amazing night so click on the button above to secure your tickets now. Numbers are limited so don’t delay.

Click here to purchase your tickets!


We are back for 2023!

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Great Illawarra Walk.

As part of our commitment to supporting young people, we have partnered with the Illawarra Academy of Sport through their Athlete with a Disability (AWD) program.

We will be raising funds to build a purpose-fit gym for athletes with disabilities. Our goal is to raise $150,000 - we know this is a big number but we are determined to get there!!

Saturday 11 March, 40km from Shellharbour to Austinmer



The 2023 Great Illawarra Walk begins at Bean Roasted Espresso Bar Shellharbour (Addison Street) between 6.30am and 7.00am on Saturday 11 March and finishes at Headlands Hotel Austinmer.

Check out the route section of the website for a full breakdown of the walk route.


Great Illawarra Walk - Route Overview

Depart Shellharbour Village – Bean Roasted Espresso Bar, Addison Street

Depart Warrawong – Westfield Warrawong

Depart Wollongong – Tate Park, Tate Street

Depart Fairy Meadow – One Agency Property Division, 19 Princes Highway

Arrive Headlands Hotel Austinmer



2023 Great Illawarra Walk t-shirts are now available for collection at One Agency Corrimal and Warilla (during business hours). A small number of shirts will be available at Bean Roasted (Shellharbour Village) on the morning of the walk.

A huge shout out to our sponsor, South32, for the fresh new shirts.



We are thrilled to announce Rapid Relief Team will once again be providing an epic lunch and snack spread at Tate Park, Wollongong. The team at Rapid Relief do this completely free of charge and we are so excited to have them back for 2023!

One Agency Property Division will once again be providing regular water stops along the way - although it's still a good idea to have a drink bottle with you to stay well hydrated.


Headlands Hotel Austinmer - The After Party

Join us for an end of walk celebration at the Headlands.

The walk finishes at Headlands Hotel Austinmer, with a finale party throughout the afternoon. Most walkers are expected to arrive early afternoon - plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a beverage (or two!).

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30 May, 2018 New Look Great Illawarra Walk All funds raised in the 2019 Great Illawarra Walk will be funding research to be undertaken in the Illawarra - through Saving Chloe Saxby - at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI). Read More

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