The Shoalhaven City is located on the eastern seaboard of Australia within the state of New South Wales. Nowra, the administrative centre of Shoalhaven, is 160km south of Sydney within a coastal area of 4,560 square kilometres which stretches from the rural township of Berry in the north to some 85 kilometres south of the harbourside township of Ulladulla. The region is bounded by the Illawarra Escarpment to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Its topography combines mountainous terrain, flat coastal plain, bays, inlets, lakes and rivers.
The Shoalhaven’s beautiful natural environment plays a central role in the quality of life of the local community. The region’s temperate coastal climate, rich array of native flora and fauna, many natural attractions, thriving commercial and retail sectors and abundance of raw materials make the Shoalhaven an appealing place to live and work.