City Guide


Geelong (pronounced juh-long) is the second largest city in the state of Victoria with a population of around 270,000 people. It’s a bustling port city located on Corio Bay, only an hour west of Melbourne. With fine wines, affordable living, and a stunning coastline, Geelong is a city to boast about!

If you’re going to study medicine at Deakin, you’ll be at the Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong. You’ll get the best of both worlds in the suburb of Waurn Ponds: world-class programs and superb facilities, as well as a relaxing, regional environment close to some of Australia’s best surf beaches.

Geelong is near the infamous Great Ocean Road where there are endless road trip adventures awaiting. This town is perfect for students who love to explore on their time off and who don’t want big city distractions.

Fast Facts

  • Near Great Ocean Road
  • Lower cost of living (about 18% lower than in Melbourne)
  • Home of the Geelong Cats
  • Torquay is the surf capital of Australia



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