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The Committee for Geelong provides strategic leadership and influence to leverage the economic potential of the region to make Geelong a world-class place. We work with our members, leaders, stakeholders and governments to independently advocate for the best overall long-term outcomes for Geelong.

The Committee for Geelong is an independent, member-based organisation committed to leading and influencing to achieve our strategic objectives for Geelong.

With a resident population of nearly 220,000, greater Geelong comprises of the central business district, local industrial precincts and residential suburbs, as well as semi-rural property and broad acre farmland.

The geography of the surrounding Barwon region - also known as the G21 region - includes three significant water features: the Barwon River, Corio Bay and the surf coast stretching westward from the southern side of the Bellarine peninsula.

At the close of 2013, change had established itself as the constant in Geelong's development. The city is poised to take advantage of its second city status, using all the natural assets and its road, rail, air and port infrastructure to full advantage.

The focus is now on growing the scale and strength of Geelong's economy as it transforms from a manufacturing stronghold to a knowledge and skills-based economy.

The Committee for Geelong proudly represents Geelong and its region.

Download a copy of the Committee's Strategic Plan

Committee for Geelong Leadership Initiatives


The Leaders for Geelong program is providing the region with inspired and well-connected visionaries who are in a position of knowledge and prepared for leadership in their own organisations and in the community.


Activate is an eight week program for emerging leaders to explore the foundations of leadership and gain confidence, knowledge, skills and strategies to lift their leadership capacity and contribution for personal, professional and community benefit.


Upcoming Events

News & Updates

Activate #6 Session Two

Activate #6 - Session Two

LfG 18/19 Seminar: Innovation and Growth

LfG 18/19 Seminar 2: Innovation and Growth

LfG 18/19 Seminar: Education and Training

LfG 18/19 Seminar 3: Education and Training

Current Projects

Proposed Second City Policy Framework

The Committee for Geelong launched a proposed 'framework' for its Second City policy for Geelong, outlining five key themes it believes are central to the future success of Geelong as Victoria's Second City.

Winning from Second - International research paper

What Geelong Can Learn From International Second Cities


"Opened the doors for our business......"

Nick Stahl, General Manager, Boundary Bend Olives

"Putting local Geelong Businesses in front of key decision makers......"

Andy Mathers, General Manager, K-Rock/Bay FM

"The more united we are in business the more successful the transformation......"

Mathew Burns, Brewery Ambassador, Little Creatures