The Place To Meet In Geelong

Designed by renowned architects McGlashan Everist, the centre was originally opened as the Institute of Educational Administration. This purpose built residential conference centre was purchased by The Salvation Army in 1994 and Geelong Conference Centre was established. The Salvos remain its owners today and have created one of the most respected and best conference venues in Geelong.

Located in Geelong’s Eastern Park precinct the Centre has six conference rooms and quality accommodation including 46 hotel rooms and suites. The Geelong Botanic Gardens are a short walk away, so to the historic Eastern Beach reserve and swimming baths. The Centre is set on extensive grounds that enhance any conference experience and promote a peaceful, distraction free atmosphere.

We pride ourselves on simplicity and ease. Geelong Conference Centre is easy to get to & easy to be in. Our proposals are easy to understand and our planning process simple; we’ll guide you. Our technology won’t overwhelm you, our food will nurture you and we’ll deliver it all with authentic service.

Situated in the heart of Geelong’s Eastern Gardens

  • 1.5km to Geelong Waterfront
  • 3.5km to GMHBA Stadium
  • 25km to Avalon Airport
  • 32km to Queenscliff car ferry
  • 80km to Melbourne CBD
  • 86km to Melbourne Airport

Don't take just our word for it.

The service and food is exceptional (you can always win our hearts over with food!). GCC is our first choice and we always have such nice things to say.

- TAC Client - Guler

The food was amazing, the staff were very attentive and the accommodation and various lounges were 5 star!

- St Brigid’s Primary School – Sue Royle

Obviously your “work culture & customer service training” are reaching high standards

- Marie Modra Consulting - Marie Modra & Lindsay Holthouse

The venue was perfect – food was the best they’ve had at a session, IT support was readily available and very helpful and that the service was top notch. So thank you!

- Early Learning Association Australia - Lynsey Leong

We cannot say it enough times, the care and positive attitude of all of your team make our work (and lives) much easier and we greatly appreciate each and every one of you

- CFA – Fiona McKinnon

Beautiful location and very quiet surrounds. Ideal conference facility to control large group of delegates with a no alcohol policy. Place is managed by the Salvos and they do a fantastic job.

- Trip Advisor – Rick

Stayed here two nights and was thoroughly impressed by the service, cleanliness, breakfast and location. The pool area is lovely and pool was warm.

- Trip Advisor - Kreativekaz76

The Conference Centre is a hidden gem.

- Booking.com - Lyn

EXCELLENT. Breakfasts beautiful and plentiful. Rates very reasonable. Would love to go again.”

- Booking.com – Sandra

Friendly, welcoming staff. Fast check-in & check out. I have stayed twice and are planning to return in April. We would definitely recommend a visit.

- Trip Advisor – Lindsay D