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About Geelong 

Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria and is only an hour away from Melbourne by car or train so you can get the best of small city and big city life.   

Geelong is located on the coast, with easy access to stunning beaches, the Great Ocean Road, and other natural attractions including the You Yangs Regional Park and the Barwon River.   

A snapshot of Geelong

Major education providers

Deakin University, Deakin College and the Gordon Institute of TAFE


Over 200,000

The Geelong Waterfront

A popular attraction with its stunning sunset views and many dining options. 


Geelong, VIC. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia. 

Geelong is a vibrant and growing city that offers a variety of shopping options, restaurants, bars and pubs. It also has a strong sense of community, with many local events and festivals throughout the year.  

There are many high-quality educational institutions and study pathways to choose from, including Deakin University and the Gordon Institute of TAFE.   

Geelong’s major industries include advanced manufacturing, health care, education, and tourism.  


Geelong, VIC. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.  

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