Geelong is the name of a city in the southern state of Victoria, Australia, located in the south. Its population is 190,000. Located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital, Melbourne city. With an estimated urban population of 268,277, the city is second largest Victorian city.


The average annual temperature is 19 ℃ in Geelong. The hottest month of the year is February, with an average temperature: 24 ℃. Usually July is the coldest month in Geelong, with an average temperature of 14 ℃. The difference between the hottest month: February and the coldest month: July is: 10 ℃.

The month with the greatest rainfall is October, September, possibly with 148 mm of rainfall. The most rainfall occurs in October with an average rainfall of 52 mm. The annual amount of rainfall in Geelong is 523 mm. The difference between the highest rainfall (October) and the lowest rainfall (January) is 19mm.


Geelong provides a variety of transportation options, such as buses, cars, bicycles, rails, and ferries. Geelong has airport named Avalon Airport with flight to Sydney, Gold Coast, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As a major hub for rail transport in Victoria, Geelong provides frequent services to and from Melbourne. Currently operating stations include Corio, North Shore, North Geelong, Geelong, South Geelong, Marshall, Little River, Lara, and Waurn Ponds.

The Port of Geelong is the sixth-largest seaport in Australia by tonnage and located on the shores of Corio Bay. Port Phillip Ferries opening up the Bellarine Peninsula to Melbourne, is popular with tourists and workers.

To explore the city and suburbs, you can also use buses or taxis. Cycling and walking are also possible and probably one of the favorites of students as both are very affordable. In Geelong you can find bicycle trails including Cowies Creek Trail, Hovells Creek Trail, Barwon River trail, etc.


Geelong has a rich history. This city is famous for its big city nuance without traffic. It is also a city that continues to grow, with stable population growth and a dynamic tourism industry.

One of the top tourist attractions in Geelong is Eastern Beach Reserve. There is the famous antique carousel and the Bayside Bollards. Do not forget to visit National Wool Museum and for insight into the region’s aboriginal culture, it is recommended to stop by the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center.

Geelong’s heritage architectures are the perfect reflection of its history. Take your time to visit the beautiful Christ Church, the oldest Anglican Church in Victoria; St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Catholic Church; Customs House; and the Town Hall, Victoria’s oldest surviving wooden building.

Geelong Gallery has always been the favorite of art lovers. Stroll Geelong Botanic Gardens and enjoy Devonshire Tea. Eastern Beach Reserve on the waterfront is absolutely one of the top things to do. You can also casting a fishing line from Cunningham Pier.

Shopping in Geelong Vintage Market and find many antiques and plain quirky stuffs as souvenirs. vintage clothing, rustic furniture, vinyl records and second-hand books are available here.

There are still so many beautiful places to visit in Geelong including Kardinia Park stadium for a football game, Adventure Park waterslides, Buckley Falls, Curlewis Golf Club, Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Drewan Park & Wandana Heights Lookout, The Ozone shipwreck, You Yangs Regional Park, Rippleside Park & St Helens beach, etc.


Students love Geelong as a convenient and more affordable alternative to Melbourne. With great location, you can also enjoy the best Australian beach lifestyle that Geelong has to offer.

Cost of living in Geelong at a glance:

  • Homestay: AUD$315 per week
  • On campus accommodation: $135 per week
  • Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat: AU$308
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk     AU$1.22
  • 12 eggs, large: AU$5.14
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes: AU$4.80
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of apples: AU$4.61
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes: AU$3.13
  • 2 liters of coca-cola           AU$3.58
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day        AU$2.36
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district: AU$19
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar): AU$10
  • Monthly ticket public transport: AU$97
  • 2 tickets to the movies: AU$25


Deakin University

With five popular campuses – including the Cloud Campus online – a multi-million-dollar research facility and technology-rich learning centers throughout Victoria, Deakin has transitioned from local universities to globally connected universities. Deakin provides world-class education wherever and whenever.

With more than 40 years of experience as one of the leading tertiary education providers in Australia, Deakin wins many awards and teaches more than 60,000 students every year. Deakin University was founded in 1974 with the adoption of the 1974 Deakin University Act, the university was named after the second Prime Minister of Australia, Alfred Deakin.

Deakin University became the first Australian university to have a special distance learning program with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria for 6 years. Here is another reasons why students choose Deakin:

  • Top 1%, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
  • 5 stars, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
  • # 15 QS WUR By Subject Ranking
  • # 31 Top 50 under 50
  • # 201-250 Graduate Employability Ranking
  • # = 271, QS World University Ranking
  • # 301–350 World University Rankings 2020
  • # 63 Young University Rankings 2019
  • Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2015, 89%
  • Most satisfied undergraduate students from all Victoria universities, Australian Graduate Survey 2010-2015, 2016-2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)). 89% of Deakin’s research is rated at or above world class.

Deakin is ranked fifth out of five in the ERA, for:

  • macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • environmental science and management
  • zoology
  • materials engineering
  • human movement and sports science
  • medical microbiology
  • neurosciences
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • medical physiology.

Deakin is ranked fourth out of five in the ERA, for:

  • engineering and medical and health sciences clusters
  • analytical chemistry
  • fisheries sciences
  • manufacturing engineering
  • paediatrics and reproductive medicine
  • pharmacology
  • nursing
  • commercial services
  • curatorial studies.

Areas of study offered include:

  • Law       
  • Media, communication and creative arts 
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and midwifery        
  • Architecture and construction management      
  • English language courses    
  • Environment   
  • Food, nutrition and dietetics
  • Health sciences and allied health   
  • Business
  • Design   
  • Education and teaching       
  • Engineering     
  • Humanities, social sciences and languages        
  • Information technology       
  • Psychology      
  • Sciences 
  • Sport

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