The Illawarra is a diverse economic region, which is why Illawarra First is uniting local businesses to achieve common goals. 

We’re a strong voice for our members and a passionate advocate for our vibrant region that’s home to more than 27,000 businesses that contribute more than $17 billion to the state economy. 

What we do for you

Illawarra First is your Business NSW representative. We champion the strategic interests of our Illawarra-based member businesses and the Illawarra region as a whole. We base our policy positions on a foundation of solid evidence and first-class thought leadership to achieve outcomes that support business growth in our region. 


Executive Director, Illawarra and Far South Coast
Adam Zarth

Business Solutions Executive
James Newton

Business Solutions Executive
Tim Fares

Level 5, 6-8 Regent Street ,
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4229 4722
Fax: 02 4229 6392