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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-tier 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.


The Barwon Community Leadership Program supported and developed leaders in Geelong's socially and economically challenged communities. The program deepened its participants understanding about issues and opportunities and equipped them to be effective local change agents.


Upcoming Events

News & Updates

City of Greater Geelong Administrators Appointed

CfG welcomes the formal appointment

Announcement - Commonwealth Bank as Lead Research Partner

Second City research project

Filling the Geelong pool

Attracting and retaining female talent

Current Projects

Geelong warmly welcomed delegates of G20

Connecting with G20

Growing Geelong & Geelong on Track

Adopt a 'by Geelong, for Geelong' philosophy

Geelong Port-City 2050

Understanding what an optimised 'Port-City' should be


"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