Located with access to Geelong Port, Avalon Airport, freight routes and access to western land routes, Geelong offers a central location in the state of Victoria.


Geelong is located just one hour south of Melbourne, with access to some of the major import/export hubs in Victoria. Our central business district (CBD) has access to:

  • Melbourne CBD (60 minutes)
  • Melbourne International Airport (60 minutes)
  • Avalon Airport (20 minutes)
  • container Port of Melbourne (55 minutes)
  • bulk Port of Geelong (10 minutes)
  • logistics and warehousing in Laverton (40 minutes)
  • Vline train services every 10-20 minutes weekdays
  • national standard gauge rail network

Check out our local business registry, Localised, to find a logistics operator in the Geelong region.

Free trade agreements

Free trade agreements (FTAs) are international agreements to remove or reduce trade and investment barriers between countries.

FTAs can be used by large and small businesses. For example, you could take advantage of lower tariffs under an FTA to import into Australia, or look to export your products to FTA markets at lower or zero tariff rates.

Learn more about FTAs on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Government support

Regional Development Victoria

Contact Regional Development Victoria for advice to set up your business to export or import on email ([email protected]).

Trade Victoria

Global Victoria helps connect Victorian exporters with international buyers and business leaders. They can support businesses through providing economic intelligence and data, and guidance on trends overseas.

Contact Trade Victoria on 03 9651 9329.

Export/import grants

There are a range of federal government grants which can assist regional businesses take their products and services offshore.

View the grant opportunities on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Page last updated: Thursday, 22 October 2020