Geelong city centre
Corner of Moorabool and Malop Streets, Geelong
|Population||4,355 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Greater Geelong|
The Geelong city centre is a locality surrounded by the Geelong metropolitan area. It is also referred to as the Geelong CBD, Central Geelong, the Central Activities Area, and informally simply as "town" by locals. The suburb name is officially gazetted as Geelong.
It is the oldest part of Geelong and includes many of the city's important landmarks such as the Geelong Town Hall, St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, the T & G Building, Johnstone Park and the Geelong Botanic Gardens, and the old Geelong Post Office.
The area is one of Geelong's major shopping districts, with the Westfield Geelong and Market Square Shopping Centre catering for shoppers. The opening of the major shopping centres have seen a decline in strip shopping on Moorabool Street, with many empty shops and few customers.
It is also a cultural area for the region, housing the Geelong Art Gallery and the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, as well as the Deakin University waterfront campus. A number of tourist attractions are also nearby, including Waterfront Geelong, Eastern Beach, and the National Wool Museum.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Geelong (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
- City of Greater Geelong: Central Geelong revitalisation
- City of Greater Geelong: Central Geelong Activities Area
- "City of Greater Geelong Suburb and Rural District Names and Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
- Sophie Smith (July 2, 2008). "While Moorabool St remains cold and empty". Geelong News. p. 3.