The Hot Pot Run
Illawarra Live Steamers will be holding their 2021 Hot Pot Run during the Queen’s Birthday Weekend on June 12, 13 and 14 and a cordial invitation is extended to all  Members of Clubs Affiliated with AALS (sorry, but  members of the public are not admitted) to join with us in celebrating our Premier Event.
The aim of the weekend is to have a relaxing time, exchange ideas with other live steam enthusiasts and have fun driving our locomotives and experience night time running on a balmy Wollongong evening

Under ILS’s COVID 19 Safety Plan as approved by Service NSW we request that all Members and Visitors:

           * will be required to electronically “sign in” by using their phone and scanning ILS’s unique NSW Government QR Code, as displayed on an adjoining Poster, and entering the required information thereby maintaining the privacy of the Member and/or Visitor information submitted
           * who are unable to “sign in” by using their phone etc then ILS will provide a mobile phone, laptop or tablet thereby allowing their details to be entered into the Service NSW Check-in webform.  This method will maintain the privacy of the information submitted

ILS is a member of the AALS Broker Insurance Scheme and it is a requirement of our policy for ALL persons attending an activity at our Club Grounds to sign a register noting the time of arrival and departure.
Kindly note that at the time of signing the register you will be issued with a HPR Ribbon and it is requested for you to wear the Ribbon over the weekend thereby denoting that you have been duly signed-in
Due to our Safety Plan we will not be able to offer our time honoured tradition of requesting a donation of 3 cans of soup for the weekend hence the weekend will be a dry Hot Pot Run without any soup as well as the delectable fresh bread rolls with lashing of butter.  There is no entrance fee as a result, but all donations will be gratefully accepted
The Club will provide at no cost, foam cups, bottomless tea and coffee, steam and generating oils, kerosene and kindling.  12 volt DC, 240 volt AC plus compressed air  available. Limited coal and char  will be available  due to the impact of COVID on our Club, so visitors are requested to bring fuel (char etc) for their locomotive, if possible, thereby allowing the Event to remain viable.
ILS will provide complimentary morning tea in the “Footplate Grill Area” on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning between the hours of 0900 and 1000. 
We will be providing Breakfast, at a modest cost, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Kindly note that the BBQ area will be available during the weekend between the hours of 1000 and 2000 for the cooking of Lunches and Evening Meals etc. 
The Canteen will not be open for the sale of food during the weekend
We have a well laid out garden gauge configuration and encourage the attendance of garden gauge locos and rolling stock as well as traction engines and boats.
We have invited a number of Suppliers to provide items for sale at their “Trade Stands” on Saturday and Sunday.  
We will  be conducting a “sale/swap meet”, “stump the guru competition” as well as  our Members displaying their work be it finished or partly finished.
The preferred Motels within easy walking distance to the Club are:  Beach Park Motor Inn (10 Pleasant Ave) 02 4226 1577, or the Flinders Motel (19 Flinders Street) 02 4226 6566.
Areas have been set aside from Friday (11th) for camping and caravans within the Club Grounds.   A shower with hot and cold facilities is available (24/7).
Kindly note that Visitors are required to pre-book their Caravans, Camper Trailers, Motor Homes and Tents in with John Wilson (Mary) on mobile 0419 493 010 or per email  Kindly note that the size of the Tent is to be advised at the time of booking
We are no longer providing 240V camping power as our facilities cannot handle the very heavy electrical load during the weekend.  Therefore, to assist our Visitors, generators providing electricity to a site are permitted to be run between the daily hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm
For travel directions to the Club Grounds log on to and enter 2 Virginia Street Wollongong NSW 2500 as the destination.
For further information  kindly contact, our Hot Pot Run Co-ordinator,  Rob Robertson (Lorna) on mobile 0429 846 644 or per email