A prosperous economy that supports jobs and education opportunities

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Business diversity, education and employment opportunities;
  • People who are willing to create new business opportunities;
  • Working hard, diligence and personal motivation;
  • Training, research and education institutions that support economic participation and catering for all skill levels.

Success will be achieved by

  • Urban and residential infrastructure to support economic growth, employment and lifestyle;
  • An open-minded approach and a willingness to take risks;
  • Partnerships between educators and industry to ensure business skills needs are addressed, and people can adapt and learn;
  • A highly skilled and diverse workforce, which will be a competitive advantage for local business;
  • Well-connected and diverse businesses that grow the local economy;
  • Spaces for start-ups to interact and network.


Runway Geelong at Federal Woollen Mills

Latest project


The Gordon launches free COVID-19 infection control training

Geelong employees in customer-facing roles can now access free infection control training as Victoria aims to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Delivered online by The Gordon, the training will help keep the doors of local businesses safely open in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These skill sets have been specifically designed for businesses in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic to keep customers and employees safe in the workplace and to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The state government initiative targets customer-facing workers as part of a larger strategy to manage the ongoing risk of COVID-19 infections.

For more information, visit The Gordon website.





Measures of success

Indicator Current data

School leavers – The number of school leavers engaged in work or postschool study is higher than the Victorian average.

Source: Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Frequency of data: Every five years
29.4% Geelong
30.6% VIC
(2016)

Education – Education provides graduates with the skills businesses require in our city-region.

Source: To be determined
Measure to be determined

Employment – Greater Geelong’s workforce participation rate is higher than the Victorian average.

Source: Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Frequency of data: Every five years
57.9% Geelong
60.5% VIC (2016)

Business diversity – An increase in the diversity of businesses. A lower index value signifies higher industry diversity.

Source: Regional Development Victoria Information Portal Regional Snapshot – Geelong Local Government Area. Frequency of data: Every five years
Industry Diversity Index:
Geelong 27 (2016)
Geelong 50 (2011)