The seaside suburb of Warilla is located in the City of Shellharbour and is situated within the confines of the Wollongong urban area. The suburb is near the Lake Illawarra, a popular tourist destination for those looking to experience its therapeutic waters. Warilla is the first place in the world to have a McDonald’s that has a proper table service and plated food, unlike the fast-food setting in which it is known for. There are four schools in the area that can cater to a number of students. The area is also home to The Warilla Sports Cricket Club, the competing team for the South Coast District cricket competition.