Chemicals and refining manufacturing in Geelong
Viva Energy’s Geelong Refinery is one of the largest oil refineries in the Southern Hemisphere and is located in Geelong. The refinery provides half of Victoria’s petroleum fuel and almost all of Tasmania’s requirements, employs more than 500 people directly and is serviced by over 50 engineering contracting companies. The shipment of petroleum products into and out of the Port of Geelong comprises a large proportion of regional trade.
More recently, Geelong has developed as a centre for the manufacture and bulk shipment of fertilisers and timber products. Industries have access to the raw materials they need from Melbourne’s western suburbs, local manufacturers and other imported sources.
The leading companies in Geelong include:
- Viva Energy Australia
- LyondellBasell Australia
- Incitec Pivot
- Dow Chemicals
- Terminals Pty Ltd.
The Geelong Manufacturing Council proudly supports and promotes the chemical and refining sector of our local manufacturing industry through various programs and events that members can become involved in. Contact us if you would like to join the Geelong Manufacturing Council as a new member.