About Geelong:

Geelong is one of the fastest growing regional regions in Victoria. It is the second largest city in Victoria after Melbourne with a population of approximately 269, 508 as of 30th June 2021. Being a port city, it is surrounded by a lot of beautiful beaches.


Geelong has stable weather and is the driest sizeable city in Australia due to low rainfall. Geelong Climate has moderate precipitation, warm summers, and mild to cool winters. While February is the hottest month, July is the coldest.

Arts and Culture:

There are two major cultural venues in Geelong, National Wool Museum and The Potato Shed.

Parks and Reserves for international students, visitors, and skilled migrants to enjoy in Geelong:

If you are an international student who loves nature and walks, Geelong has these in abundance. If you have a young family, kids will love the safe outdoor parks and reserves bringing out your own childhood memories. And if you are an international student looking to settle in Geelong and have a family in future, you know you will be living in a city with abundance of beaches and parks. Similarly, those looking to move to Geelong as a skilled migrant can enjoy this beautiful yet not so crowded city in Victoria.

For a list of parks and reserves you can click on the following link:


Major attractions for international students, visitors, and skilled migrants in Geelong:

Geelong is home to a lot of music festivals and concerts throughout the year. Apart from this there are few major attractions in Geelong which are as follows:

  1. National Wool Museum
  2. Geelong Botanic Gardens
  3. Carousel
  4. Potato Shed
  5. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
  6. Geelong Waterfront
  7. Baywalk Bollards

Apart from this, one of the most scenic Great Ocean Road scenic drive starts from Geelong which leads to a quite a lot of major tourist attractions in Victoria such as stunning 12 Apostles, Otway National Park, Melba Gully rainforest walk and the Australian wildlife park. For international students who are lovers of nature or who just want to explore Australia’s most scenic drive and beaches, Geelong is a city to study.

Extra Points for studying and state nomination in Geelong:

With the abundance of beautiful nature, friendly people and vast beaches for sun bath and swimming, living, or visiting Geelong for international students, migrants and travellers is an opportunity not to be missed.

If this is not enough, for international students on subclass 500 who complete their studies in Geelong, get 5 extra points at the time they apply for skilled migration as part of their study in a regional area.

For skilled migrants applying for a subclass 491, they are eligible for 15 extra points if they receive an invitation from the state of Victoria.

Education Institutions in Geelong for International Students:

While you enjoy the natural beauty of Geelong, there is no compromise on the quality of education and the variety of courses available in Geelong for international students.

Deakin University which is one of the top 1% universities in the world has a campus in Geelong. It caters to international as well as domestic students. As an international student you get an opportunity to mingle with the local students which helps in improvement in your English as well as increases your knowledge of local issues including employment, jobs, culture etc.

Oracle Immigration Consultants have an office in Geelong as well as Bundoora in Victoria. If you want to enrol into Deakin University, we help you select a course keeping in mind your career aspirations, past education scores, English test scores. We also help you prepare a Statement of purpose required by Deakin University and help prepare for interview if required by the university. This helps in smooth enrolment and transition into one of the best universities in the world.

Whether you want to pursue a career in accounting, computer science and information technology, engineering or architecture, Deakin University have most courses which cater to international students applying for a subclass 500 student visa in the world.

For students from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, do you know Deakin University is one of the Level 1 rated institutions in Australia. That means that if you apply for a subclass 500 student visa, not only there are better chances of you getting a student visa, but there are less evidentiary requirements from immigration you need to fulfill.

The Gordon TAFE has campus in Geelong region and is popular for international students for trade as well as other academic occupations.

Some of the popular courses available for international students for a subclass 500 student visa at The Gordon Geelong campus are as follows:

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural).

Certificate III in Cookery.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

Certificate III in Patisserie.

Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Diploma of Engineering – Technical.

Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

Diploma of Nursing.

The Centre of Excellence has 3 campuses in Geelong region.

Geelong CBD Campus.

North Geelong Engineering Campus.

Corio Campus Geelong.

Some of the most popular courses available for international students for a subclass 500 student visaat The Centre of Excellence are as follows:

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction design.

Certificate III and IV in Hairdressing.

Diploma of Salon Management.

Certificate III in Beauty Services.

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

Diploma of Beauty therapy.

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Veritas Institute Australia has a campus in Geelong.

Some of the more popular courses available for international students for a subclass 500 student visa are as follows:

Certificate III and IV in Commercial Cookery.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning).

Education Training & Employment Australia has a campus in Geelong.

Some of the more popular courses available for international students for a subclass 500 student visa are as follows:

They have courses in the following streams:








Early Childhood Education

Health and Allied Services

Kardinia International College in Geelong has a world class reputation for international students who want to complete their secondary education from Year 6 to Year 12. Minor international students applying for a visa subclass 500 student visa who want to study in Australia either need to travel with a guardian who needs to apply for a subclass 590 visa or have a nominated guardian in Australia.

Public Transport in Geelong:

International students and skilled migrants looking to immigrate to Geelong can use the Local bus network for moving around as a cheap mode of transport.

Major train stations in Geelong are connected by V Line which connect these stations to Melbourne as well as regional Victoria.

Avalon Airport in the Greater Geelong region connects a lot of cities in Australia as well as selected international destinations.

Port Phillip ferries also connect Geelong with Docklands.

While the usual platforms of Uber, DIDI and OLA are available, the local taxi network is run by a company known as Geelong Taxi Network.

If you are looking to move to Australia or want to study on a subclass 500 student visa, Oracle Immigration Consultants is the premier immigration agency based in Geelong and Bundoora catering to clients all over the world. Whether you need a student visa, or an immigration advice, or just want help with your health insurance for visa purposes, we cater all your requirements.

Disclaimer: The above information is not tailored to personal circumstances. For information relevant to personal circumstances, please book an appointment with Oracle Immigration Consultant’s expert migration agents in Australia.
For any inquiries, please contact us at +61 430812158. We are premier Immigration agency and consultancy in Melbourne (Bundoora and Geelong).

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