Invest Geelong

Geelong is one of Australia's largest and most capable regional centres. The City has much to offer any business looking to establish, grow or invest.

Positive local government

We have a dedicated section on our website for business and investment services to provide a first point of contact for business seeking to establish locally. Economic Development's Invest Geelong publication profiles Geelong's major industry capabilities and is prepared to attract investment and support business growth in Geelong.

Robust economy

Geelong is a diverse and strong economy of over 19,500 business enterprises.

We have major industry strengths in education, health, social insurance, advanced manufacturing, tourism, information communications and technology, agribusiness and food and services.

Close to Melbourne - Victoria's capital

Geelong is located only one hour from Victoria's 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.

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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 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, which sets out the Victorian Government's plan to drive change in central Geelong.

Move to Geelong

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

Learn more about why Geelong is the best place to live.

Page last updated: Thursday, 19 August 2021