There's variety and bargains to be had in Geelong's suburbs. There are so many shops to browse, you'll be engrossed for hours. No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it in the suburbs.
Start off at the major centres. There's a string of large shopping centres surrounding Geelong with department, food and specialty shops. Corio Village, Town and Country Shopping Centre, Waurn Ponds, Newcomb Central and Bellarine Village, Newcomb are the main ones. Each is open 7 days a week, with supermarkets open for extended hours.
The suburbs are also home to the popular "strip" shopping centres, especially High Street, Belmont, and Pakington Street, Geelong West and Newtown. Both streets are busy, friendly places with a good mix of stores. They are great places to stroll and enjoy. Pakington Street also offers great cafes and is famous for its cosmopolitan ambience.
Larger stand-alone shops are located on major roads into the city. From Corio to North Geelong, you will find furniture and furnishings, electrical goods, audio-visual, computers, hardware, homewares and automotive. It is a similar story on the Bellarine and Surf Coast highways and Portarlington Road.