About the Greater Geelong municipality

Geelong’s lifestyle is hard to beat. With quality living, wide-ranging recreational choices, a strong and growing economy and a cosmopolitan, vibrant community, there is real reason to love Geelong.

With an estimated population of over 276,000 (2022), the City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city.

Where is Geelong

Located 75 kilometres south west of Melbourne, the municipality covers an area of 1,247 km2, comprising suburban, coastal, and country areas. Greater Geelong is bounded by the Moorabool Shire in the north, Wyndham City Council and the Borough of Queenscliffe in the east, Surf Coast Shire and Golden Plains Shire in the west, and Bass Strait to the south.

The region is characterised by the multi-award winning Waterfront overlooking Corio Bay, the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, the Barwon River, You Yangs Regional Park, wetlands, beautiful parklands and wildlife sanctuaries.

Geelong is also the gateway to the world renowned coastline of south-west Victoria via the Great Ocean Road.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 7 February 2024