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Renew Projects: Renew Geelong

Renew Geelong connects owners of vacant properties with makers, creators, artists, community groups and local enterprises to reinvigorate empty spaces in central Geelong – Rent free!

Renew Geelong is now seeking our next round of vacant spaces for activation. Renew Geelong has received an impressive spread of local applicants looking to trial their business idea in the Central Geelong area. Please contact local project Manager Andrea Bruce for information on how Renew can bring life to your vacant space today!

A not-for-profit social enterprise, Renew Geelong is funded by the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Victoria to match spaces to projects and ensure that potential tenants compliment surrounding businesses.

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Renew Geelong Alumni

Mitch Lang Works in Progress

Mitch Lang has been creating figurative oil paintings and works on paper sincduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1980. She has held solo exhibitions and been included ...


b.sirius is an award winning, Geelong based textile design company that creates original, ethically produced, vegan bags and accessories. “Each lovingly designed b.sirius piece features an explosion of flowers, foliage ...

Broc the Kasbah

Broc the Kasbah is a collective of creators, designers, artists and foodies who are inspired by the their cultural backgrounds. Mashing their Moroccan, French, Finnish and Australian cultures with a ...


A.BCH is an independent fashion label founded on hyper transparency and circular design. Creating considered fashion and lifestyle pieces for an enduring wardrobe, A.BCH is making responsible fashion desirable while ...

Christopher de Hoog

Chris de Hoog is an artist and designer, living and working in Geelong. After spending 5 years working for a design studio in Geelong, he started his own business in ...

Mångata Jewellery

Mångata jewellery is an environmentally conscious brand using sustainably sourced, recycled & upcycled materials & 100% recycled Australian sterling silver. With an emphasis on texture and pattern, Mangata showcases a ...


Custom made to order suit tailoring.

Byron and Co

Hand made with love, high quality slip on dog bandanas you will love!

Hearth Storytelling

Hearth Storytelling is a magical shop offering live storytelling events and creative workshops to women, families and all lovers of folklore, myth and legend.

Legio-Centurion Films

Legio-Centurion Films is a film and video production company. They create creative online content as well as producing short films. They are also in the midst of building up commercial ...

the indirect Object: Laboratory

the indirect Object is an award-winning experimental arts group creating original, immersive experiences, activations, installations, and community engagement workshops.

Ruck Agency

Ruck is a brand marketing agency specialising in all areas of brand experience from strategy, to identity to execution.

Fair Dinkum Moccies

Fair Dinkum Moccies is a sheepskin footwear maker. Each pair of moccasins is lovingly hand crafted in store, and can be customised to order. We also hand craft leather hats ...

Diversitat Pako Festa

Pako Festa is Australia’s largest free multicultural festival.

Waja Creations

Wajacreations – two lads with passion for interior design. We create handmade concrete pots with plants, concrete pet bowls and kokedamas with industrial feel.

Geelong Illustrators

Geelong Illustrators is a community group of artists with the aim to inspire each other to high levels of creativity, through exhibitions, collaborative projects and support.

The Reimaginarium

The Reimaginarium (now known as FOUND:ling Reusery)

The Reimaginarium exists to change the way that people look at secondhand. To do so, we offer a range of quality reclaimed and reimagined goods, as well as design services ...

Renew Geelong Testimonials

Renew Geelong has given our business a unique opportunity to test the Geelong market and operate from a beautiful property in doing so. Dealing with the Renew team has been a really positive experience and we are looking forward to an ongoing relationship with the program.

- A.BCH, Renew Geelong
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Renew has given me an opportunity that I will always be grateful for. It is a great project for residents in Geelong!

- SuitsWell, Renew Geelong
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We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Renew Australia program!

- Byron and Co, Renew Geelong
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Participating in Renew Australia is a great opportunity to evolve my storytelling practice through engaging new audiences in new the physical context made possible by having a shop in a central location. It has already had a warm response from the community and given me a myriad of creative ideas to trial and develop. Thanks to the Renew Geelong team for their support and encouragement and to Renew Australia for the vision to enliven communites and creatives in this way.

- Hearth Storytelling, Renew Geelong
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I absolutely love the opportunity that the Renew Geelong Initiative has presented. I have moved my passion-driven home based businesd to a studio-based business that simply elevated everything I can offer. I now have a terrific space I can work in and meet clients in. I can make it all my own and build a loyal customer/audience base.

- Legio-Centurion Films, Renew Geelong
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Renew Geelong has given us the opportunity to scale sooner than we expected. Having a physical studio/office location has helped us engage our clients more professionally and increased our vision for the projects we can take on.

- Ruck Agency, Renew Geelong
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This is a fantastic project, giving Geelong’s micro business a chance to be recognised, and revitalise the CBD.

- Fair Dinkum Moccies, Renew Geelong
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Very grateful for this opportunity to showcase our passion.

- Waja Creations, Renew Geelong
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Renew Geelong and Renew Australia have gone above and beyond assisting us with our space. Helpful tips for gaining interest with our front window, getting foot traffic and all the general support they offer. Not to mention they are super nice to work with!

- Geelong Illustrators, Renew Geelong
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