About Geelong

If you’re not already in Geelong, you should be.

Geelong is one of Australia’s largest and most capable regional centres.  The City has much to offer any business seeking to establish, grow or invest.  Here’s a few of the reasons why.


Positive local government

The City of Greater Geelong has a dedicated resource in Enterprise Geelong as a first point of contact for business seeking to establish locally.

Robust economy

Geelong is a diverse and strong economy of over 16,000 business enterprises.  We have major industry strengths in knowledge & research, health, defence, advanced manufacturing, tourism, information communications and technology, food and horticulture.


Close to the Victorian Capital Melbourne

Geelong is located only one hour from the Victorian capital Melbourne.  The two cities are strongly linked for professional and technical services, transport and logistics and a skilled labour force.  Geelong is growing rapidly and is earmarked to accommodate additional urban growth to ease development pressure on metropolitan Melbourne.

Land and Infrastructure

Geelong is in a unique position to offer a comprehensive range of infrastructure assets not commonly found in a regional centre - road, rail, sea and air.

There are large tracts of greenfield land and established sites ready for redevelopment that will suit a range of projects.

Labour force Capability

There is a highly skilled and capable labour force in Geelong able to support a range of business sectors.   Deakin University and the Gordon TAFE provide opportunity for up-skilling and retraining. Geelong is also a successful at sourcing high level skills for the region.

Recognised local Business and Industry Networks

Geelong has a strong network of business and industry specific organisations to assist with business to business support, networking and to champion industry specific issues.

Revitalising Central Geelong

Central Geelong is being transformed through the Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan.

Move to Geelong

As one of Australia’s largest urban centres, Geelong provides the perfect environment to achieve work/life balance.

Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city, located one-hour’s drive south west of the State capital Melbourne. The Region is an important contributor to the Victorian State economy.

For more information about Geelong's Lifestyle, Education, Health and Jobs visit the Move to Geelong website