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

Measures of success

  • Progress towards the target
  • Progress away from the target
  • No change
  • Baseline data only
What we’re aiming for by 2047 Current trend towards success Current data

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 became the first international airline to fly to Avalon Airport in 2018. International flights at Avalon ceased in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and remained closed to overseas travel until Australia’s borders opened in February 2022. International flights are yet to resume.

Access to public transport - An increase in the percentage of residences with proximate (400m) access to regular public transport.

Source: Australian Urban Observatory Liveability Report for Geelong

39.9% (2021)

55.1% (2018)

This was a new measure added in 2021. Figures have been amended from previously reported due to data adjustments and methodology changes.

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

Source: Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Frequency of data: Every five years

4.5% (2021)

A decrease from 2016 (8.75%) may have been due to the 2021 Census being conducted during COVID-19 lockdowns when many occupations were required to work from home, if possible, and some industries were closed, so people did not go to work. The next census will be conducted in 2026.