Introduction to the City of Greater Geelong in the State of Victoria
Geelong is uniquely located an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s city centre and just fifteen minutes from the Surf Coast and entrance to the scenic Great Ocean Road. It is the second-most populated city in Victoria and the largest non-capital city.
As one of Australia’s largest urban centres, Geelong is the perfect environment in which to study as it offers international students “the best of both worlds”, meaning:
it is a regional atmosphere with some of Australia’s greatest surf beaches, picturesque parks, gardens, restaurants and plenty of shopping opportunities
it has other advantages include affordable cost of living, a safe multicultural environment, with the ability to work up to 40 hours a fortnight, but please refer to your visa conditions. Easy access to Melbourne city and regional areas such as Ballarat, Warrnambool, Bendigo and Shepparton.
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Geelong’s weather is very similar to Melbourne. During summer, December – February, temperatures can range from 15 – 40 degrees Celsius. In winter, June – August, temperatures can range from 8 – 15 degrees Celsius with temperatures at night as low as three degrees. For current weather information, visit Geelong Weather.
Geelong is approximately:
one-hour’s drive or train ride from Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city
one-hour’s drive or a two-hour train ride (connection required) from Ballarat – one of Australia’s largest inland cities and the third largest city in Victoria
two and a half hour’s drive or train ride from Warrnambool – the largest city in the Great Ocean Road region, and Victoria’s largest coastal city outside Port Phillip Bay
three hour’s drive or train ride (connection required) from Bendigo – Victoria’s fourth largest city, with natural bushland surrounding Bendigo. It has been referred to as “a city within a forest”.
three and a half hour’s drive or train ride (connection required) from Shepparton – the rich agricultural landscape of the Greater Shepparton region is what has made the area renowned as Australia’s food bowl.
Our FAQs for International Students might answer some more of your questions. However, if you have further questions about living and studying in Geelong, AGB Training and our training courses, please do not hesitate to contact us!