As Victoria’s largest regional town, there are loads of shopping options in Geelong.

The central city area has a high concentration of malls with major department stores and chains, as well as a good mix of specialty shops and independent boutiques.

There are large scale shopping centres in the City Centre as well as Waurn Ponds, Corio and Leopold. Additionally there are major centres in other suburbs including Belmont, Highton, Newcomb and Ocean Grove.  'Home Maker' centres bookend Geelong on the Princess Highway; in Corio and Waurn Ponds.

Pakington Street, running through Newtown and Geelong West, is vibrant and fashionable. Shops here tend to be independent and perfect for finding on-trend fashion or unique homewares.

Westfield Geelong

Located in the heart of Geelong, The Westfield shopping centre offers a great shopping experience for the whole family:

  • over 150 stores including Myer, Target and Big W and Coles supermarket and national retailers and service providers 
  • great range of cafes, restaurants, food court and fresh food
  • free WiFi located on The Bridge on Level 1
  • Kids Playworld and parents rooms
  • secure car parking.

Market Square Geelong

The Market Square shopping centre was named after the original town square of Geelong on which the shopping centre is constructed, offering over 80 fashion, health and beauty, food, services, electronics and homewares retailers including:

  • Cotton On, Cotton on Body, Cotton On Kids, Factorie, Ruby Shoes, Typo
  • Harris Scarf, EB Games, JB Hi-Fi, Best and Less, Ghanda and Lincraft
  • Australia Post
  • Cafes and Food Court
  • secure car parking.


Pakington Street (or ‘Pako’ to locals) is a vibrant, cosmopolitan mix of shopping and eating out.

Fashion stores, boutique giftware, specialty stores and gourmet groceries make up the eclectic mix of shops.

You are likely to finish your day with a killer pair of heels and a bag of locally grown gourmet tomatoes.

Local markets

Stroll amongst the stalls and sample some of the regions finest fresh produce and unique gourmet treats.

A diverse range of fresh ingredients are on offer from a unique mix of food swaps, general, night and farmers markets.

View all markets in our events calendar.

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

Just seven kilometres from the Geelong CBD, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is located between Geelong city centre and the Surf Coast with access from the Geelong Ring Road.

More than 140 stores on one level, cafes and restaurants and free car parking. Retailers include:

  • Rebel Sports
  • Coles
  • Kmart
  • Reading Cinema
  • Target and
  • Woolworths.

Gateway Plaza Leopold

11 kilometres from the Geelong CBD, toward the Bellarine Peninsula,  Gateway Plaza Leopold has free car parking and over 50 specialist stores that include cafes, banks and a fitness centre.

Retailers include:

  • Bunnings
  • Aldi
  • Australia Post
  • EB Games
  • Coles 
  • Kmart.

Corio Village Shopping Centre

Five kilometres north of the CBD, Corio Village Shopping Centre currently includes:

  • K-Mart
  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Best & Less
  • Cotton On
  • Millers
  • a number of Australian Government agencies including the Australia Post and a Centrelink office.

Page last updated: Friday, 22 January 2021