Barrack Heights is ruled and governed by the local government area of Shellharbour City Council in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The suburb is 16 km south of Wollongong and 2.5 km north of Shellharbour. The postcode is 2528. Around 6,500 people live in the suburb (Census 2011). It is surrounded by Mount Warrigal, Warilla, Oak Flats, Shellharbour City Centre and Barrack Point.