A fast, reliable and connected transport network

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Sustainable, connected and networked walking, cycling and public transport services that allow all abilities access into and across the city-region;
  • Fast access to Melbourne and other parts of Victoria.

Success will be achieved by

  • A pedestrian and cycling network that covers the whole municipality;
  • Accessible transport options connecting people within the city-region;
  • Development of Greater Geelong as Victoria’s major logistics and freight centre;
  • Diversion of road traffic around urban centres;
  • Cycling becomes a credible and safe on-road commuter option.

Port Phillip Ferries, Portarlington

Latest project

The Spirit of Tasmania is moving to Geelong

Corio Quay, north of Geelong will be the new home for the Spirit of Tasmania Victorian port operations.

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd will move its Victorian port operations for Spirit of Tasmania from Station Pier, Port Melbourne, to Corio Quay, north of Geelong.

The new 12 hectare dedicated site will include a purpose designed passenger terminal building, a passenger vehicle marshalling area for 600 cars, more efficient passenger vehicle check in, security facilities, public amenities, a cafe, children’s play area and a pet exercise area.

The project is an important investment in regional Australia, which will increase freight and exports for Victoria and jobs and tourism in regional Victoria.

he project is expected to generate up to 75 construction jobs over the two year build program, whilst increasing tourism expenditure in the greater Geelong region by up to $174.1 million by 2029. In addition there will be a number of new opportunities for regional hospitality, agribusiness, and logistics services.

Learn more about the Geelong Port move.

Measures of success

Indicator Current data

Travel to Melbourne – Being able to travel to Melbourne from Geelong within 30 minutes, and from the Bellarine Peninsula within 65 minutes, utilising a variety of travel options.

Source: To be determined

Measure to be determined

The City commissioned a report on the merits of a Regional Fast Rail service between Melbourne and Geelong which was presented to the State Government.
Air travel – An international freight terminal and passenger airport within the city-region, connecting Greater Geelong to all Australian state capitals and Asia. AirAsia X has become the first international airline to fly to Avalon Airport with the inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur landing 5 December 2018.

Travel within Greater Geelong – Being able to access all parts of Greater Geelong within 30 minutes through a variety of travel options.

Source: To be determined
Measure to be determined

Method of travel to work – 50% of journeys to work are made by public transport, walking or cycling.

Source: Journey to Work, Australian Bureau of Statistics / .id City of Greater Geelong community profile. Frequency of data: Every five years
8.7% (2016)