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South West

Geelong, the centre of Victoria’s South West Biotechnology Precinct, is the second largest city in Victoria and is the largest regional centre in the state. Geelong is 72km south west of Melbourne, approximately 1 hour by car.

The South West precinct has strengths in health and industrial biotechnology, functional foods, nanotechnology, biomaterials and manufacturing. Geelong’s regional geography creates opportunity for large scale enterprises and industrial scale infrastructure. The South West Precinct has built a reputation as a centre for ideas and innovation – with Deakin University leading the charge. Deakin University is also home to one of Victoria’s three medical schools.

Geelong hosts the Geelong Technology Precinct (GTP), a unique resource and facility for research aimed at industry co-operation and research application. The GTP has been developed over the last 8 years to provide 11,000 m2 research and commercial facility together with existing biotechnology and other research capabilities on-site.