As election day looms, the major parties are sending in their heavy hitters to shore up Illawarra votes.
Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be in Kiama this morning to turn on the NBN and lend his support to Labor candidate Neil Reilly.
Tomorrow, opposition seniors spokeswoman Bronwyn Bishop will drop in to a Nowra hairdresser, the Berry School of Arts and a Kiama newsagent to make a number of announcements for the Coalition.
On Friday, opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull plans to visit the region.
In recent months, the Liberal Party has been focusing its attention on the southern seat of Gilmore, which is held by retiring MP Joanna Gash with a margin of 5.3 per cent.
Party heavyweights including Tony Abbott, John Howard and Julie Bishop have all lent their support to newcomer Ann Sudmalis's election campaign.
"We're steadily making sure that should we win government that our potential ministers know what the issues in Gilmore actually are," Ms Sudmalis said.
"If I am given the chance to bring a shadow [minister] down I will do it [because] I think people really enjoy the fact that the Coalition feels that they count."
Despite the high-profile campaign being run by his competition, Labor's Neil Reilly said he was not worried by the Liberal politicians visiting Gilmore.
"I'm very confident about my Labor values, the team of Labor people we've got here and the people of Gilmore," he said.
"There's something excellent about the level of attention that Gilmore is getting." In safe Labor electorates Throsby and Cunningham, visits from both sides have been much less frequent, however Bob Hawke and Bob Carr have both made an appearance to support candidates during the election lead-up.