A Lake Heights man was battered unconscious on the verandah of his home.
The 44-year-old man was sitting on the verandah of his home in Denise Street at 7.45pm on Sunday night.
Three men he did not know approached the house armed with a metal pole and repeatedly hit him in the face and head.
He was knocked unconscious in the attack and suffered cuts to his face and head.
He was taken by ambulance to Wollongong Hospital for treatment and scans.
Police investigations are continuing.
Anyone with any information about the attack is asked to call Lake Illawarra detectives on 4232 5599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.