The Geelong City Centre also referred to as the Geelong CBD, is the heart of region enclosed by the Geelong Metropolitan area in Victoria, Australia. Geelong is a paramount port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River. The locality of Geelong CBD serves as the prime shopping hub of the region as well as a cultural interest supplemented with a variety of historic landmarks.
Westfield Geelong and the Market Square Shopping Centre provide for the majority of retail opportunity in the area, including numerous specialty shops. The Geelong Art Gallery is a major cultural attraction boasting more than 4,000 works of art and St. Mary of the Angels Basilica is an attractive Gothic revival bluestone building. Additionally, tourists enjoy strolling through the Geelong Botanic Gardens and its featured aviary, a monkey house and fish hatchery.
The predominant form of transportation around the area is by personal automobile, and Geelong CBD serves as a central connection point for major roads and freeways. A public bus network serves the city centre and surrounding areas. Walking and bicycling are popular forms of transit throughout the area as well.
The Geelong City Centre’s post office was opened in 1840, just two years after the area was initially surveyed. A gold rush and subsequent industrial growth in the early 1990s attributed to the area’s current economic stability.