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  • Deakin University campuses
  • Deakin College
  • Gordon TAFE
  • Enjoy the Great Ocean Road

Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria after Melbourne, and is an hour away from Melbourne by car or train.

The city is located on the port of Corio Bay and the Barwon River. With beautiful surf beaches, great bush walks nearby, it offers a relaxing and affordable lifestyle to international students.

Geelong has some of Australia’s greatest surf beaches, world class education programs and facilities, as well as heritage buildings, parks, gardens, beaches, restaurants and plenty of shopping.

It is also a gateway to the scenic and world famous Great Ocean Road with its beautiful beaches and parklands.

You can find out more about living and studying in Geelong on the Study Geelong page on the Think Geelong website.

Deakin University campuses

There are two Deakin campuses in Geelong:

Stay on campus at Deakin

Accommodation is available on Waurn Ponds. Students at both campuses can apply to live at the Waurn Ponds accommodation.

Getting to Deakin

The Getting to Deakin page on the Deakin University website has information about how to get to the Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses.

The Waterfront campus is a short walk from Geelong Railway Station. To find out how to travel to the Waurn Ponds campus by train and bus, search for Waurn Ponds on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website.

Deakin College

Deakin College is located at Geelong Waterfront and Waurn Ponds campuses of Deakin University. Courses at Deakin College offer a fast-track study pathway with diploma courses that are equivalent to a first year bachelor degree at Deakin University.

A pathway to Deakin University

Over 90% of international students studying at Deakin College successfully complete their studies and go straight into the second year of their Bachelor degree.

Along with these fast-track degree pathway options to Deakin University, Deakin College features small class sizes. You may be able to start your studies in March, June or October.

The Gordon TAFE

The Gordon offers a large range of certificate and diploma courses to international students.

Read more on the International courses page on the Gordon TAFE website.

English language courses at the Gordon TAFE

The Gordon TAFE offers English language courses to students from around the world. Learn or improve their English in a warm and friendly environment.

The Gordon offers courses at all levels of English Language study, from elementary to advanced, including English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Read more about English language courses you can take at Gordon TAFE.

75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216 1 Gheringhap St, Geelong 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220

The Great Ocean Road

Geelong is a gateway to the one of the world's most scenic coastal drives - the Great Ocean Road. See the Twelve Apostles and the famous surf breaks, the waterfalls at Melba Gully and then enjoy the charming fishing village at Port Fairy at the end of this magnificent stretch of road.

Take a day trip or stay overnight at any of the many hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or camping grounds along the way.