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Geelong Manufacturing Council

The GMC is the leading voice for industry and the manufacturing sector in Geelong and the south-west region of Victoria.

Our vibrant membership includes innovative manufacturing and engineering businesses, advanced technology companies, as well as research organisations, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

We facilitate and drive collaboration among industry, government and the research sector to grow advanced manufacturing skills and investment.



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Our Programs

Through our programs we work with members to advance manufacturing and the business environment.
    2024 CEO ProgramCeo Program

    GMC is proudly partnering with the Melbourne Business School to deliver the 2024 CEO Program.  The CEO program will cover pressing issues, away...

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    Future Leaders Of IndustryGirls Leading Advanced Manufacturing

    Geelong Future Leaders of Industry and Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing (GFLOI & GLAM) are immersion programs introducing Years 9 and 10 students...

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    Knowledge ClustersKnowledge clusters

    GMC membership provides connection, knowledge sharing among peers, tailored training and advocacy. As part of this mission, members can participate in specialised...

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    Leadership for Manufacturing ExcellenceManufacturing Leaders

    GMC’s Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program is a practical professional development program – with 8 x workshops delivered over 8 months –...

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    The underrepresentation of women in STEM fields has long been a systemic issue globally, including in Australia. With only 13% of women...

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    Women in Manufacturing Network (WIMN)GMC Women in Manufacturing Network

    The GMC WIMN aims to increase participation rates of women across the manufacturing and engineering sector in Geelong by promoting, supporting and...

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Join GMC and become a member today

Geelong Manufacturing Council represents manufacturers, large and small, who collectively employ around 35,000 people nationally. Join us and be part of a vibrant and growing community. Besides our innovative and competitive manufacturers, GMC members also comprise supporters of the sector such as Deakin University, The Gordon TAFE, Gforce and the City of Greater Geelong, as well as many service providers who are vital contributors to the sector. We offer connection, knowledge sharing among peers, tailored training, and advocacy. Our programs grow skills and capabilities, stimulate innovation, product and market diversification and enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We advocate on behalf of members to create a positive manufacturing environment, to support the pursuit of excellence across manufacturing and to attract talent and investment.

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Upcoming events

August 6, 2024

GMC Connect: WorkSafe Manufacturing Leaders’ Breakfast

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What our members are saying

Our membership of the Geelong Manufacturing Council has supported my team and the HR Department in creating solid bonds with other managers and leaders across industries in Geelong to discuss and solve some similar challenges - everything from reducing GHG...

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Jeremy Thiblet

Australia & New Zealand Regional Operations Manager

I truly enjoyed the day. I found that all discussions went to a much greater level of detail and honest feedback than I'd previously witnessed. The transparency and courage in the discussion was tangible and highly welcome by many.
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Alessandra Sutti

Associate Professor, Institute of Frontier Materials

Geelong Manufacturing Council has been a valuable resource for Boomaroo Nurseries, keeping us well informed of upcoming opportunities for innovation and growth, strategic plans within the region and initiatives taken by like-minded manufacturing businesses. Most significantly, networking opportunities and GMC...

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Nick Jacometti

Director, Boomaroo Nurseries