2019 Geelong calendar
2019 Geelong calendar

2019 Geelong Calendar

This engagement is complete

Date: Monday, 4 March 2019 to Friday, 22 March 2019


Each year the City of Greater Geelong produces and delivers a household calendar. This year we produced 130,000 calendars free of charge and distributed to our residents.

The calendar details a variety of local events, markets and special days to keep you up to date with what's happening in the greater Geelong region.

The calendar competition remains popular with both amateur and professional photographers from around the region.  After receiving more than 800 entries in this years competition, photos were shortlisted and the community voted for their favourite images to be included in the calendar.

We would now like your feedback on the 2019 Geelong Calendar as well as hear your thoughts for future editions of the calendar.

Key findings

62 per cent of respondents received the 2019 calendar. The majority of these (35 per cent) received it in their letterbox.


35 per cent of people voted in the 2019 calendar competition. The majority of people want the competition advertised in the Geelong Advertiser and on social media. This 2019 calendar competition was promoted on social media and in the Geelong Advertiser during September 2018.


79 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the images that appeared in the calendar. 9 per cent of respondents attended the calendar exhibition. With a further 24 per cent aware of it.


96 per cent of respondents rated the content within the calendar 5 or more out of 10.  20 per cent rated the content at 10/10

Over 90 per cent of respondents preferred the change in design which saw an increase to the date boxes allowing more space for personal notes to be made.


78 per cent of respondents found the waste collection calendar useful.


66 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the calendars content in its current form. Some other suggestions included a reduction in event information provided included event sponsor names, reduction of event listings for the Potato Shed, more variety of images, start the week with a Monday instead of Sunday.


51 per cent of respondents did not want the calendar to include other forms of imagery e.g. artwork. Other responses included unsure, yes, don’t mind.


65 per cent of respondents did not want a theme for the 2020 calendar. Commentary was permitted for this question. The majority of comments thought a theme could be restrictive but categories could allow for more variety.


Respondents were asked if they would find anything else useful for inclusion Responses included:

  • School holidays – School start and end term dates are included

  • Moon phases – Full moons are currently included

  • Local market dates – These are included at the end of the calendar

  • AFL dates – The Geelong AFL and AFLW games are listed

  • Tip voucher – The City does not offer Tip voucher however rate payers are entitled to a hard waste collection. This can be arranged by contacting the City.

  • Geelong Gallery events

  • A defined map of the City’s boundary

  • Recycled paper and recyclable plastic wrap