Do you offer onsite parking for the cafe or for events?

For cafe parking, we suggest parking on Burelli Street to take advantage of free 2 hour parking. We do not offer onsite parking for events during business hours. We are located only 200m from Wollongong's free bus route navigates Burelli Street or alternatively, council car parks are within close proximity of the centre. Click here for nearby parking.

If your event is after 5:30pm, or on a Saturday, please contact us to see if we can organise onsite parking for your event.


Do you take private bookings for the cafe after hours?

We sure do. Contact us and we'll help you with the planning.


Do you have any spaces to use for Ecumenical, Community Groups & NPO's?

Yes. We have a well-appointed meeting space that is free for any of these groups to use. All we ask is that you purchase a coffee, cake or join us for lunch. We also offer a 10% discount off catering and venue hire rates to these groups.


I'm looking at gaining hospitality experience. How do I volunteer at Cafe Essay and Conference?

Come in during business hours and introduce yourself to the team. We'll be more than happy to discuss volunteering opportunities.


Is the centre available on a Sunday?

Unfortunately no, as we run regular worship services.


Do you cater for special diets?

Yes, we can ensure you are catered for providing you give us 48 hours notice.


Do you allow alcohol to be consumed onsite?

No sorry, we are a dry venue.

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Cafe Essay and Conference is proudly operated by

The Salvation Army Wollongong