History of Former Municipalities
- 1838 – Geelong (Aboriginal word for 'Ocean') region declared a Town.
- 1849 – Geelong Incorporated as a Town.
- 1843 – Barrabool declared Road District.
- 1854 – Bellarine declared Road District.
- 1857 – South Barwon a separate District.
- 1858 – Newtown and Chilwell a Borough.
- 1862 – Bannockburn a Road District.
- 1863 – South Barwon a Borough.
- 1864 – Corio and Bannockburn made Shires.
- 1865 – Bellarine a Shire.
- 1872 – South Barwon a Shire.
- 1875 – West Geelong a Borough.
- 1910 – Geelong a City.
- 1915 – Meredith added to Bannockburn Shire.
- 1922 – West Geelong a Town.
- 1924 – Newtown and Chilwell a Town.
- 1929 – West Geelong a City.
- 1959 – Newtown and Chilwell a City.
- 1963 – Queenscliff and Pt Lonsdale separates from Bellarine to form the Borough of Queenscliffe.
- 1967 – Newtown discarded Chilwell from its title as a city.
- 1974 – South Barwon a City.
- 1993 – City of Greater Geelong formed
Sourced from Appendix V, A Journey to Destiny 1890–1990 – 100 Years of Cement Manufacturing at Fyansford by Australian Cement Limited .
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