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    Without experience of having lived abroad, I thought it would be hard to get to know other expats. But not with InterNations.

Living in Geelong

Expats living in Geelong have the best of both worlds, with city facilities and a beach environment. Sometimes called ‘The City by the Bay’, Geelong lies on the shores of Corio Bay and is the largest non-capital city in Australia. The city boasts numerous shopping precincts, arts festivals, pubs, restaurants, live music venues and a beachfront setting. It’s no wonder, then, that Geelong has been used as a film location numerous times. The Great Ocean Road also runs through Geelong; a 243km long stretch of road that runs along the south-eastern coast of Australia and is part of Australia National Heritage. Expatriates living in Geelong can socialize with other expats and make the most of what the city has to offer by using the InterNations platform.

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  • Anyone up for a walk or picnic :) ?
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    Jan 6, 10:59 AM
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    Hey Angus, That´s a cool idea. Maybe let´s organize an Internations run some time this summer :)? I´m in.

  • Racism//Ethnic Discrimination in Australia
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    Nov 23, 4:12 AM
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    Dear Yanina Good morning, and I hope you are well. I read the article at my favourite online newspaper site and it was really disturbing. Whilst it is injust to discriminate upon other …

  • Pets: quarentine and housing
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    Nov 7, 11:15 PM
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    Hi Joyce, My wife and I moved here in February with our two cats and there were some differences to where I used to live. I am assuming you already know about the quarantaine laws and everything. …

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Moving to Geelong

Expats moving to Geelong have plenty of choice for places to live. Whether apartment buildings on the waterfront, $100 million dollar complexes or a house in the residential suburb of Highton, expatriates moving to Geelong can discuss housing with other expats on InterNations. There has been a lot of redevelopment in the area since a bridge was built over the river in 1926 meaning the Geelong tramway could be extended. As an expatriate who is moving to Geelong, you can use the forums on InterNations to discuss the suburbs of Geelong, find apartments and even get storage recommendations. Expat Magazine is another InterNations’ resource that internationals can use to find vital information about relocation. An online publication; it features include articles written by other expatriates on their experiences of living and working abroad.

Working in Geelong

Once upon a time, Geelong was known for being a port for the wool industry and later for being part of the gold rush in Australia. Geelong’s predominant growth period was from 1910 to the 1960s, when the city became a manufacturing center for the state. Products included rope and paper, alongside wool, with oil also featuring as part of the economic mix. Further growth has since come from service industries, including laboratory research, retail and tourism, with major redevelopment of the inner city. A number of large shopping precincts now employ thousands and booster the economy. Many corporate headquarters also call Geelong home with more than 10,000 businesses employing over 80,000 people in the region. Millions of tourists visit Geelong each year with Eastern Beach being an attraction, meaning tourism also plays a key role. Expats working in Geelong have the benefits that pull in the tourists on their doorstep all year round.

  • Serhat Ahmed

    Without experience of having lived abroad, I thought it would be hard to get to know other expats. But not with InterNations.

  • Lotta Koskinen

    When I first attended the Sydney Bar night I was really nervous. But everyone welcomed me and I quickly felt as part of the community.

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