Dapto is a suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra
region of New South Wales, Australia, located on
the western side of Lake Illawarra
and covering an area 7.15 square kilometres in
According to the 2011 ABS Census, Dapto currently
has a total population of 10,735.
Most of Dapto is residential with several
commercial areas. The main one includes Dapto
Mall, which is on the Princes Highway. A small area
of the escarpment west of Dapto is protected as
part of the Illawarra Escapment State Recreation
Area, though not accessible to the public.