Geelong is located one hour south west of Victoria’s state capital Melbourne. Framed by Corio Bay to the north and the Barwon River to the south, the city has a beautiful and unique living environment.
- Population 240,000 expected increase of 80,000 by 2036
- Growth 4.3% annual growth rate
- Gross $14.3B Regional Product Value
The city has a population of 240,000 with an expected increase of 80,000 by 2036. The gross regional product is valued at $14.3B with an annual growth rate of 4.3%. Geelong has a diverse and robust economy diversifying from manufacturing to new growth sectors including:
- Financial and insurance services
- Healthcare and social assistance
- Education and training
- Creative and entrepreneurial industries
- Advanced manufacturing
There has been a range of transformative projects in the city over the past 20 years. The Waterfront has undergone redevelopment to become one of the most beautiful bays in the southern hemisphere encompassing the Geelong Youth Activity Area precinct and skate parks, the iconic heritage Carousel, landscaped gardens, beach access and a backdrop of restaurants.
Major investment is underway with government agencies TAC, NDIA and WorkSafe relocating to the Geelong CBD to create a social insurance hub. The Cultural Precinct project is being realised with the award winning Library and Heritage Centre opening in 2015 and the Geelong Performing Arts Centre undergoing massive redevelopment.
Geelong has infrastructure that is second to none. Avalon Airport is only 20 minutes from the CBD, with return flights to Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Hobart. The Airport has recently partnered with AirAsia to offer flights from Geelong all across Asia, expanding the domestic service to international.
Vline train services provide frequent daily services, connecting Geelong and Melbourne in 60 minutes.
Geelong is a lifestyle destination and is home to a range of cultural and arts projects and festivals. The region offers award winning wineries and eateries plus a diverse range of galleries, community events and entertainment. Known for its ‘turquoise lifestyle’, the Geelong region blends the magnificent bay, coastal and river precincts with wide green open spaces that inspire recreational living.