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The Geelong region offers a unique blend of lifestyle, economic strength, job and education opportunities and unspoilt environment.

Geelong is a city of approximately 200,000 people with a diverse mix of urban, coastal and country precincts. In recent years the Geelong region has become extremely popular with families who appreciate the opportunity to combine a fulfilling career with affordable housing, quality education and the relaxed lifestyle available in Geelong.

Geelong is acknowledged as the original home of what's come to be known as the Sea Change effect - now an Australia wide trend where people are relocating to areas which provide a better lifestyle for themselves and their families.

One of our most awarded attractions is the Geelong Waterfront - this major redevelopment helped stimulate an economic revival of the Geelong region. Featured along the waterfront are more than 100 colourful characters known as the Bay Walk Bollards. Local artist, Jan Mitchell, is responsible for bringing character and personality to the reclaimed pier pylons. The iconic bollards form a narrative of the people and events associated with the history of Geelong.

Geelong's main business, shopping and entertainment precinct is located just minutes from the waterfront and is currently undergoing its own extensive revitalisation. This exciting project will see landscaping themes, already in place on the waterfront, extend into the city - creating a vibrant and inviting environment.

The Geelong Botanic Gardens including the award winning 21st Century Garden - a garden recognised as a model for low water usage and renowned for its collection of rare native and exotic species is also a great place to explore. The Botanic Gardens are located at the eastern end of the waterfront precinct, overlooking the historic eastern beach baths. Also not located far from the waterfront is the National Wool Museum; Australia's only comprehensive museum of wool.

The museum is housed in an historic 1872 bluestone wool store and takes visitors on a fantastic journey through the history of the wool industry.

Other attractions in the city include the Geelong Gallery and the beautifully restored steam driven carousel on the waterfront.

Further afield, Greater Geelong is home to world class ocean beaches, picturesque villages and wineries and of course leads visitors to the famous Great Ocean Road.

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