Travelling to Geelong
Geelong is a city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria in Australia. It is located approximately 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Geelong has all of the benefits of a sizeable city, but with the relaxed atmospher of coastal country. Geelong boasts a glorious waterfront precinct, sophisticated dining options and all kinds of entertainment on tap.
Visitors can take flights to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and drive, or take a shuttle bus or train to the Waterfront Campus.
Domestic travellers (or those connecting from Tullamarine Airport) can fly JetStar to Avalon Airport and then drive, or take a shuttle bus to the Waterfront Campus.
The Waterfront Campus is located approximately one hour’s drive from Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport). All of the major rental car companies have information desks onsite at the airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Tullamarine Airport to the Waterfront Campus.
Avalon Airport is approximately 20 kilometres away from Geelong’s central business district. Some of the major rental car companies have information desks onsite at this airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Avalon Airport to the Waterfront Campus.
Airport Shuttle Bus
From Tullamarine Airport you can use the Gull Airport Service to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking, price, and timetable information can be found on the Gull Airport Service website. The pick-up and drop-off point for this service closest to the Waterfront Campus is the Geelong Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi to your hotel.
From Avalon Airport you can use the Avalon Airport Shuttle to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking and price information can be found on the Avalon Airport Shuttle website. Please contact this company directly for information on pick up and drop off options in Geelong.
The Geelong Taxi Network website has information on estimating taxi fares, booking online, etc. The contact number for booking a taxi in Geelong is 131 008.
Getting to Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront Campus
The Geelong Waterfront Campus is located in the CBD of Geelong. SPERA would like to acknowledge that the present site of the Geelong Waterfront Campus is located on the land of the Wathaurong people. They are connected to these lands, have walked these lands, and continue to care for them and nurture them for future generations.
There are many available transport options to this campus.
By Regional Train
The Geelong Train Station is located a short 400 metres away from the Waterfront Campus. V/Line trains operate throughout the day on the Geelong line to Melbourne. The Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website features a helpful journey planner and “University travel” guides located under the “Getting around” tab.
Public bus and coach services
The centrally located Geelong Waterfront Campus is well serviced by suburban bus lines which operate across Geelong and outer regions. The main bus interchange is located in Moorabool Street, 700 metres away from campus. However, there are a number of bus stops close by, depending on your route. The Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website features a helpful journey planner and “University travel” guides located under the “Getting around” tab.
There are limited paid on-street car parking spaces as well as commercial car parks located close to the campus, such as Westfield Shopping Centre on Brougham Street and Civic Centre Car Park on Gheringhap Street.
The list below provides links to accommodation that can be found in Geelong and located close to Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront Campus. Please contact the accommodation providers directly for rates, availability and reservations. No recommendations are implied nor responsibility accepted for the standard of accommodation listed.
Novotel Geelong (Located 550 metres away)
Novotel Geelong is the region’s premier hotel and is conveniently located on the waterfront in central Geelong. The hotel is only a short walk to Deakin University and offers views of the bay and a vibrant waterfront location. Free wifi is available throughout the lobby and function floors. The hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, steam room, fitness centre, and indoor heated salt-water pool. For bookings, please contact the Reservations Team on (61 3) 5223 1377 (extension 1) or visit the Novotel Geelong website.
Mercure Hotels Geelong (Located 900 metres away)
Mercure Hotels Geelong is located in the heart of Geelong, close to shopping and business centres, the Eastern Beach waterfront, restaurants and major attractions. The hotel offers a wide range of business and leisure facilities and services. For more information including rates and bookings, please visit the Mercure Hotels Geelong website.
Quest Serviced Apartments Geelong (Located 950 metres away)
Quest Services Apartments Geelong offers quality 4 star serviced apartment accommodation. Ideal for those with extended stays or wishing to have self-contained accommodation, apartments are spacious and come in studio, 1 and 2 bedroom options. The 1 and 2 bedroom apartments contain a separate lounge area, fully equipped kitche, laundry facilities and balcony. For more information including rates and bookings, please visit the Quest Serviced Apartments Geelong website.