Geelong Manufacturing Council

Our vision is to position Geelong as an internationally competitive manufacturing centre in the 21st century.

The Geelong Manufacturing Council works to improve the linkages between government, manufacturing enterprises and the community with targeted positioning, networking and lobbying of key stakeholders in various sectors of the industry.


The Geelong Manufacturing Council is a non-political, not-for-profit organisation funded by industry partners who wish to promote the Geelong region as a dynamic and innovative manufacturing centre of the future.

The key themes of the Geelong Manufacturing Council include building industrial synergiesdeveloping skillsencouraging operational excellencegrowing advanced technology and positioning, networking and lobbying.

Driven by these key themes, the Geelong Manufacturing Council hosts regular industry seminars, forums, events and programs for its members where important industry issues are discussed with stakeholders to shape the future of manufacturing in the region.

In addition, the Geelong Manufacturing Council runs a range of programs, such as the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, that add value to local manufacturers, encouraging the adoption of best practice in sustainability, lean manufacturing, innovation, operational excellence and leadership.

As manufacturing-related activity accounts for 43 percent of the region’s economic output, strengthening our industry base, improving the image of manufacturing and driving future growth through innovation and advanced manufacturing are key priorities for the economic profile and vibrancy of the region.

Geelong is a thriving region, with many competitive advantages existing for those considering entering into, or expanding their place in the manufacturing industry, including the food, defence, carbon fibres, agribusiness, chemicals and refiningtimber processingmetaltextiles and engineering sectors.

Join the Geelong Manufacturing Council and take advantage of the opportunities that the organisation can offer you and your business, or contact us for further information.