Avalon, Victoria

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The You Yangs viewed from near Avalon Airport
Avalon is located in City of Greater Geelong
Coordinates38°05′S 144°26′E / 38.083°S 144.433°E / -38.083; 144.433Coordinates: 38°05′S 144°26′E / 38.083°S 144.433°E / -38.083; 144.433
Population293 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s)Lara
Federal Division(s)Corio
Localities around Avalon:
Lara Lara Little River
Lara Avalon Point Wilson
Corio Corio Bay Point Wilson

Avalon (post code: 3212) is a locality situated north east of Geelong, Victoria. Its local government area is the City of Greater Geelong and its Ward is Windermere. It is located on the northern shore of Corio Bay to the southwest of the state's capital city of Melbourne.


Avalon is notable for Avalon Airport, which is the site of the biennial Australian International Airshow, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Although located on the outskirts of Geelong, the airport effectively operates as a second airport for the much larger city of Melbourne.

In 2005, businessman Lindsay Fox launched plans to attract Australia's first Disneyland theme park to the area.[2] A Direct Factory Outlets shopping centre has also been proposed for the area.

When established in 2004, Jetstar had its headquarters on the grounds of Avalon Airport in Avalon,[3][4][5] but has since relocated to the Melbourne central business district.[6]

Major industry in the area includes a factory producing concrete railway sleepers, and the Cheetham Saltworks.


Avalon State School opened on 7 June 1913 and closed on 6 March 1950. The land was later resumed by the Commonwealth Government for the airport, while the building and residence were moved to Corio Primary School.[7]


In the 2016 Census, there were 293 people in Avalon. 69.9% of people were born in Australia and 71.7% of people only spoke English at home. The most common response for religion was No Religion at 48.7%.[1]


Avalon Raceway is a dirt track racing venue located in the area.

In 2010 the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport was granted funding for a feasibility study to build a world class motorsports facility in the area, with the $200 million race circuit intended to become the home of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix after the contract to host the race at Albert Park expired in 2015.[8] However this did not eventuate.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Avalon (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Mickey News: Avalon to take the Mickey under Fox plan for Disney park Archived February 5, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Airline Jetstar to be based in Avalon." The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 February 2004. Retrieved on 9 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Corporate addresses Archived 2009-10-03 at the Wayback Machine." Jetstar Airways. Retrieved on 12 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Jetstar to fly from Avalon: report." The Age. 24 February 2004. Retrieved on 9 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Family Competitions | Jetstar". jetstar.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. The promoter is Jetstar Airways Pty Limited (ABN 33 069 720 243) of Level 4, 222 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  7. ^ Blake, L. J. (1973). Vision and Realisation: A Centenary History of State Education in Victoria (Volume 2). Education Department of Victoria. p. 1054.
  8. ^ David Hastie (28 February 2010). "Avalon bid for Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix". Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 November 2011.

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