Geelong might be the second largest city in Victoria, but we leading the way in dynamic careers and industries. This is great news for regional career seekers, and all those planning to move here for our attractive lifestyle, education and recreation choices.

Our career opportunities are just as inviting.

What is it like to work in Transport and Logistics in Geelong?

Geelong is at the hub of a road, rail, air and sea transport web. Moving people and products around has created 5.7% more jobs in our region since the 2011 census.

The Port of Geelong, around which the city of Geelong was originally established, has announced a mind blowing series of developments already commenced or about to be rolled out in the port precinct. Here are just three:

  • The $85 million Maltuerop malthouse where half of Victoria’s malting barley will be processed to meet a growing South East Asian Market.
  • A new 25 year partnership between GeelongPort and Boral Cement to construct a $130 million clinker grinding and cement facility operating around the clock, to handle around 1.3 million tonnes of cement products per year, products designed to build our city’s future.
  • Viva Energy $115 million infrastructure additions, including a $50million crude oil tank project to protect Victoria’s fuel security and new fuel pipeline transports to provide fuel to Avalon and Melbourne Airports.

Road and rail systems in Geelong are expanding daily to service our growth corridors. Today, 80% more people work in Geelong’s passenger rail system than did in 2006. With the expansion of our international Avalon airport, Careers that Move in Geelong are on the move!

Road Transport

  • The Road and Rail transport industry employs vehicle retailers and service providers, road transport drivers, delivery drivers, taxi, bus, and passenger transport drivers

Rail Transport

  • The Rail transport industry employs vehicle retailers and service providers, rail transport drivers and train passenger transport drivers

Postal Services

  • Postal Workers include IT, clerical and administrative roles, delivery workers, managers and supply chain professionals.

Air & Water Transport

  • Air and Water transport careers include air and marine transport professionals, ship builders, aircraft engineers, airport security staff, traffic controllers, export and cargo managers, and freight handlers.


  • Warehousing careers encompass ICT logistics control, distribution managers, warehouse managers, forklift drivers, truck drivers, couriers, and storepersons

Entry level jobs are often already skills shortages and usually don’t require an ATAR or university degree.

Traineeships enable you to start your career and learn on the job at the same time.

Use Geelong Careers’ live job feed position descriptions to gain an up to the minute guide to what employers value in experience, training and skills.

Geelong’s future is far reaching and surprising. Our top trending industries: health, education, agribusiness, logistics, ICT, advanced manufacturing , construction and hospitality continue to grow. These are joined by professional services, up 16.5%, administration and safety services, up 12.4%, and arts and recreation up 20%. Read more here

To be ready we have to plan. With our population of 308,339 (2016) expected to grow by about a third again by the year 2031, Geelong Careers is committed to leading our region to prepare the work force we need, to ensure our region continues to achieve its full potential.

Owner: Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network

Cover shot provided by Lynden Smith