One of the many suburbs in the Shellharbour Council, Oak Flats is situated near Lake Illawarra and the South Coast region of New South Wales. Holiday vacationers and tourists can experience the therapeutic waters of Lake Illawarra all year round with lovely hotels and guesthouses that provide accommodation. Oak Flats is surrounded by neighbouring suburbs like Blackbutt, Mount Warrigal and Albion Park Rails. The suburb was once the home of the indigenous people of Yuin. Today, Oak Flats is largely a residential area that has nearby parks and schools. People who want to visit Oak Flats may travel through the South Coast line of the North South Wales TrainLink.