Geelong is the largest regional city in the State of Victoria. Located only 55 minutes from Melbourne, the State Capital, the city is located on the shores of Corio Bay and the region boasts some of the world’s best surf beaches.
Geelong’s Eastern beach looking across to the waterfront precinct. (Photograph: Katrina Lawrence)
What is Geelong like?
The Geelong region has a population of 215,000 and combines the best elements of a cosmopolitan city without the congestion. A range of lifestyle choices are on offer – inner city, suburban, waterfront, coastal and rural. The property market offers great value for money and home ownership is attainable.
Geelong offers the highest standard in education, both public and private at the primary and secondary level. The City is home to Deakin University and the Gordon TAFE college offering a broad selection of tertiary and vocational education.
State-of-the-art health-care services are a feature of the City, with three major hospitals and a fourth under construction and a broad range of allied and community health services.
The City’s retail centres have a range of major department and discount stores, as well as it’s own unique boutique shopping.. The Waterfront precinct accommodates stylish eateries, weekend markets, botanical gardens and public art encircled by walking, cycling and skating paths.
Geelong has its own nationally recognised Geelong Art Gallery and Geelong Performing Arts Centre and cinemas.
Recreation opportunities are boundless and offer something for everyone from water related sports (sailing, surfing, fishing), to club based pursuits such as horse riding, golf, cricket, basketball and football. There are also many opportunities for pursuing individual hobbies.
Geelong is the gateway to the internationally iconic Great Ocean Road , and is ideally located for weekend gateways.
Strong & diverse economy with key industry sectors
The City supports a strong and buoyant economy with many diverse employment opportunities.
The City has particular capability in a range of areas including:
|Health and Community Services
|Education and Research
||Food and Retail
Who migrates to Geelong?
Geelong appeals to people who place a high priority on their quality of life and work/life balance. The City is a great alternative for those seeking to getaway from overcrowded cities, pollution or those looking for a better future for themselves and their family.
Geelong enjoys four seasons – Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring – and weather includes warm summers with sea breezes and long twilight evenings. Whilst temperatures above 30°C are not uncommon, the average summer temperature ranges from 13- 23°C. Winter has bright sunny days with an average temperature range of 6-15°C.
Geelong – the opportunity you’ve been looking for
If you are considering a new life in Australia, take a close look at Geelong. A range of employment opportunities in health and other industries are available.
Health professionals can check out the opportunities at Barwon Health – the largest regional health provider in Victoria.