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Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’. Famous for our big city feel without the congestion, the stunning coast line, diverse night life and food culture, Geelong is a place for everyone. Located less than an hour from Melbourne, we are recognised as Victoria’s second city. Geelong is a lifestyle city with a picturesque waterfront, parks, gardens, beaches, great dining and plenty of shopping all within 20 minutes of each other. Getting around is simple with easy to navigate road networks and intelligent bus networks making for a highly accessible city. The region has a population of 225,000 residents who enjoy lifestyle options ranging from cosmopolitan inner-city, rural and semi-rural, to diverse suburban communities including many beachside townships. The Geelong region features some of the world's best surf beaches and is the entry point to the world famous Great Ocean Road. We are one of the largest local government areas in Victoria. We provide around 130 services to the municipality oversee a budget of $400M, and employ over 2,700 staff. We are a growing city, with an economy of 16,000 businesses, $1.3b in current major construction, and a labour force of over 101,000 in the key employment areas of health, manufacturing and education. We offer an exciting mix of jobs in areas as diverse as community development, arts, leisure, finance, child care, parks maintenance, aged care, IT, engineering and planning. Our Vision Greater Geelong: building our community through enterprise, opportunity and innovation in a quality environment Our Mission We will focus on developing and maintaining effective working relationships to deliver Council's strategic directions and high quality services that meet the changing needs of our community. The City is an equal opportunity employer and values the contributions a diverse workforce can bring to the community.