This report is the third in a series and presents the findings of the Area Review in Illawarra as a regional locality in the early stages of Families First rollout. Two sectors were involved in the Area Review, Wollongong and Shoalhaven. The Area Reviews form part of the overall evaluation strategy for Families First. A triangulated methodology was employed to explore the process of development and implementation and the experience of key people in Families First including families, service providers from a wide range of government and non-government organisations and management representatives in Families First. The Area Review methodology involved multiple data collection techniques including document reviews, surveys, interviews and focus groups.