UNESCO City of Design

Geelong’s designation as Australia’s first and only UNESCO City of Design was formally launched in May 2018.

The UNESCO designation acknowledges our region’s rich history, including our indigenous heritage, textiles and wool production, auto design and manufacturing and surf culture. It also recognises innovations currently being made in advanced manufacturing and the provision of public art.

The aim of the network is to make creativity an essential driver for sustainable urban renewal and development. It encourages cooperation through inter-city partnerships at the international level with the 30 other Cities of Design around the world.

Read more about UNESCO City of Design designation.

Page last updated: Thursday, 28 May 2020