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


We have lift-off! AirAsia and Avalon Airport commenced international flights in 2018, with the first international flight touching down at Avalon Airport in early December.

AirAsia is the first airline to operate international flights at Avalon Airport, connecting the Victorian region to more than 130 destinations throughout Asia. More than 500,000 international passengers are expected to move through Avalon Airport in the first year of these flights operating.

The partnership provides international passengers with easier access and more affordable travel to Melbourne, Geelong and the Great Ocean Road, adding greatly to the country’s visitor economy, whilst providing easier and affordable access to international travel for people living in Geelong and many suburbs of Melbourne.

In addition to the new international airport, Avalon opened a new fully serviced industrial park with enormous capacity for new businesses, thus securing future opportunities for growth and expansion.

For more information on AirAsia and Avalon Airport, visit the Avalon Airport website.

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)