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The Committee for Geelong was established in 2001 by a group of Geelong leaders who saw an opportunity to collaborate to build a better Geelong. Well over a decade later, the organisation stands proud among its global contemporaries.

A member of the influential 'Committees for Cities', the Committee for Geelong (CfG) is an independent, member-based organisation committed to leading and influencing long-term outcomes to achieve its strategic objectives for Geelong.

The CfG is governed by a Board and Chairperson, with oversight by a representative group of members known as the Strategy & Policy Committee. 

CfG members represent the political spectrum and a breadth of industry both by sector and size; from microbusinesses through to global corporations. All members - from community through to corporate plus members - invest in the CfG and engage with the organisation because they believe in what the CfG does. 

The CfG can do what other interest groups are often not in a position to do.

Download a copy of the CfG's Strategic Plan

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 Strategic Plan 1




Providing strategic leadership and influence to leverage the economic potential of the
region to make Geelong a world-class place.


Work with members, leaders, stakeholders and governments to independently advocate for the
best overall long-term outcomes for Geelong.



  • Independent
  • Strategic
  • Collaborative
  • Courageous

To achieve its vision, the CfG has defined the following strategic objectives:

  • advocate to advance economic prosperity and innovation outcomes for Geelong,
  • actively support development of the region's infrastructure and capacity,
  • demonstrate community leadership and advocacy on key issues.


To achieve these strategic objectives, the CfG uses its:

  • Reach (extensive political, business and civic networks)
  • Research (focused portfolio of economic insights and evidenced-based study)
  • Resources (financial capability achieved through critical mass of members and staff)




Upcoming Events

News & Updates

Activate #5 Session Six

Activate #5 - Session Six

Geelong Advertiser Opinion Piece - Geelong on track with planning for high-speed rail

Geelong on track with planning for high-speed rail

Activate #5 Session Three

Activate #5 Session Three

Current Projects

International Speaker Series: Winning from Second

Geelong provides a global stage

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