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Coniston is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 2,268.
Coniston has one public primary school, east of the railway, and its main street is Gladstone Avenue which is the business center of the suburb. The suburb has a glorious beach, Coniston Beach, to the east of Wollongong Golf Course, and Coniston railway station is in the suburb's business centre.
Coniston has a fine pub, The Coniston Hotel, formally Gilmore's Hotel Coniston which is a drinking establishment, which has recently undergone a renovation to appeal to a wider audience. Locals of the area are lamenting the hole in the wall that served chips and gravy for $2.50, the Kiwi live band on Friday & Saturday nights, many local patrons are pining for the defunct pool table and juke box.
Coniston is also home to the Coniston Juniors Football Club who play at McKinnon Park, north of the commercial district. This club has a long established reputation of producing may notable football talent. The commercial area also has several specialty stores, including a tattoo parlour, pet hair salon, computer store, aforementioned pub, and grocery store and also a bakery. Coniston bakery is also famous for its fine coffee. Coniston has long been serviced with its own Bulk Billing Medical Centre run by the hard working Sharma doctors, who have loyally served and advocated to the needs of the local community. Coniston is bordered to the west by the hill suburbs of Mangerton and Mount Saint Thomas, and from these good views of the suburb can be had.