The Central Geelong business community continues to be significantly impacted by the developments in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and we are focused on supporting Central Geelong’s business operators during these unprecedented times.

A little support goes a long way. Download the Love Central Geelong App or visit our website to find the product or service you are looking for and contact your favourite restaurant, shop or service business to see if they do home delivery, gift vouchers and/or online shopping or online consulting.

Consider booking ahead for services wherever you can  – it helps businesses to know that they have ongoing bookings throughout the year.  Book your year’s hair appointments, dental appointments, tax appointments.

Below is a list of Central Geelong businesses doing something different to combat social distancing.  This is not a definitive list, as things are moving very quickly right now but we will keep updating the page so keep checking back. Be sure to check the social media accounts of your favourite businesses to keep up with what they're doing.

HEALTH & BEAUTY
 
Geelong City Yoga - Launching online classes soon. Keep an eye out on the Facebook page for more details.
 
Good Folk Yoga - Launching online classes starting 25 March. Yoga and meditation classes will be prerecorded and uploaded daily. Purchase an online pass, the passes run in 2 week blocks with the first block commencing 25 march. Online Pass A $45 and Online Pass B $25.
 

Invoque - Online orders for Skin Treatment boxes & online tutorials

Kylie J Pole Studio - head over to the Instagram page for Acronona Challenges

Minc Fitness - bringing the studio to you at home. Daily workout videos, weekly virtual pilates sessions, private online forum for accountability. Head to the Facebook page for more information.

Ren Skin Health - taking online product orders. See their Facebook page for more details.

Smith Hair Studio - Opening between 12pm and 12.30pm everyday for customers to pick up product. if the time doesn't suit you, send them a DM on Instagram before 12pm with your address and they will do home delivery.

Upstate Studios - Live streaming classes for you to do at home. Simply sign up online or via the app.

Wonder Yoga - Online classes start 24 March.

Waterfront Health Studio - Offering telehealth Phyio appointments and online pilates classes.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bloom Nightclub - Virtual Dance Parties - head to their Facebook page for more information

Piano Bar Geelong - Piano Bar will be live streaming nightly via Facebook Live, encouraging everyone to join in, sharing your comments, shout-outs, photos and song requests. Piano Bar want everyone to feel connected and less isolated during what will undoubtedly be a tough, lonely period for many of our near and dear ones. Note - the venue is closed to the public until further notice.

Pinot & Picasso - are coming into Australian homes with the first of it's kind - Pinot & Picasso ArtBox! These creative isolation kits are complete with all the art supplies you need to find your inner Picasso .. and did we mention there is a $100 Naked Wines voucher in there too? Once you have your kit, tune into their LIVE & FREE Art sessions via Facebook on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays for the foreseeable future. ArtBoxes can be ordered online and are delivered to your front door (free delivery). Click here to find out more and to order your ArtBox.

ACCOMMODATION

Nomands Nest - If you are self isolating, we offer a free grocery service and food pick up service when staying at the apartments.

Vue Apartments - Short Stay Solutions for anyone needing some accommodation.  This would also be suitable for people’s elderly family members perhaps currently in retirement village situations and family want to house them outside for a short while.

RETAIL

Eddy Elias Menswear - Open by appointment - phone 0417 596 007 for enquiries and to arrange an appointment.

Market Square Shopping Centre - Introducing a click and collect program to ensure you have all the items you need whilst maintaining your social distance. Simply call the store to place your order, pay for items over the phone, advise store of day and approximate time of pick up, text or call Market Square 15 minutes prior to pick up on 0423 529 559, enter car park via Yarra Street, park in 5 minute car parks adjacent to the exit and your items will be delivered to your vehicle.

Our Satellite Hearts - Free local, same day drop off for all online orders of $50 or more. Visit their Instagram page for more details.

Union Street Wine Cellar - Join The Union, a subscription service to have wine delivered to your door. They are also taking one off wine orders with free delivery available.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

Pace Advertising - If you would like help or advice on how you can creativity pivot your business to an online model, get in contact with Pace by calling 03 52734 777 or by emailing info@pace.com.au

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - free webinars for businesses and free membership to new members for Networking & Essentials packages.

Transcendent Psychology - All appointments are now virtual. 

CULTURAL VENUES
 
Geelong Art Space - Virtual viewing of exibits via Facebook page
 
Geelong Gallery - Explore geometry with the Geelong Gallery! Download Pattern Play to create striking optical patterns with colour, texture and photographs. Inspired by contemporary artist, Elizabeth Gower, Pattern Play simulates the artist’s labour-intensive processes to create unique digital patterns. Gower uses hand-cut remnants from advertising materials and everyday products to create a multitude of designs that reference patterns from the natural world and the built environment.
Now it’s your turn! Download Pattern Play on the App Store and start experimenting: geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/exhibitions/pattern-play Pattern Play was created in partnership with Creative Victoria and Codeacious.
 
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre - With library branches temporarily closed due to COVID-19, many digital resources, including the extensive eCollection (https://bit.ly/3abcbTm), remain available and the number of borrowing e-items has doubled from FOUR to EIGHT on each of the following platforms: BorrowBox, Cloud Library and Overdrive. 
 

EATERIES

A Spot for Joe - ASFJ at home - Order via the Skip App and select 'Alley Way Service', where staff will bring out your order directly to your car. 'Make Your Own Bagel' now available for take away only.  Still need your coffee fix from home? A Spot for Joe have put together take home Coffee Kits including your choice of maker with a 1kg bag of Clark St Coffee for $90. Call them on 0451 419 855 to pre-order.

ALMA - ALMA at Home - offering take-home boxes containing your choice of Pork Belly ($29), Chicken ($29) or Sweet Potato (v)($24) and your choice of side including either our Seasonal Greens, Crispy Potatoes or our delicious Corn.

Black Bull Tapas Bar  - No pasta, no mince, no problem! Chef Daniel is making fresh pasta and trays of lasagne for you to take home. Feed a family of 4-6 for $50, feed a family of 2-4 $30.

Bistrot St JEAN - Pick-up meals available at BSJ from 12pm to 9pm. Check out their social media pages to see the daily menu. 

Bo Thai Geelong - Food to your doors - free delivery for orders over $50 or more within 5km of restaurant. Available 5pm-9pm 7 days a week. Call 5221 5449 to order.

Cafe Go - GO! Mail out - have your favourite GO! food delivered to you. Starting 20 March. For staff and patients at Geelong Hospital, Cafe Go now deliver breakfast or lunch straight to you during business hours. Ring through your order. Minimum $10 for delivery. 

Cakesmith - Shopfront window is closed however they continue to take orders and are now offering free delivery in the Geelong/Bellarine and Surfcoast area Friday and Saturday. 

Caruggi - If your feeling like a little Italian fix but don't feel like eating in Caruggi have all your favourite dishes available for pick up. Come in for pre-prepared meals. Vegetarian lasagne or traditional lasagne with a salad $15 dollars or $10 dollars without. Caruggi are also offering homemade pasta and sauces pre made ready to go.

Cravings Cafe - Take home and family meals available including lasagna, alfredo chicken and bacon pasta bake, Italian meatballs with steamed rice and roast pork with veggies. (GF options available). Order through Facebook, Instagram or call 5222 8877

Dosa Hut - Pit Stop Phone Orders - When you arrive to collect your order, Dosa will bring your order to you in your car.

Eastern Spice - The food you love will be delivered to your home. A 10% discount on pickup & delivery plus free home delivery on orders valued $30 or above. Offer only available on phone orders. Call on 5221 9544

Ebony & Ivory - E&I will be selling pre-made ready-to-eat takeaway meals. Each day they bring a new dish and you're guaranteed to see all your classic comfort foods. Prices will start at just $12.50 and the daily flavour will be posted on their Instagram and Facebook each morning. For orders and any questions please call 5221 6072.

Edge Geelong - Our chefs are preparing all your take home meal favourites including family size shepards pie, green chicken curry and lasagne. Simply phone us between Mon-Fri 9am-5pm on 5222 2666 or online here. Note business is closed to the public.

El Toro Pizza & Restaurant - Offering contact-less delivery options, simply request that when ordering and pre-pay via credit card over the phone.

Emerge - Ready made meals, simply heat and eat. Delivery and pick up Wednesday to Friday. $15 each or 8 for $100. Min order $50 with $10 delivery fee. Orders over $100 free delivery. To order call 5229 5511.

Golden Dragon Yum Cha - Order your favourite dishes online via ordermate or menu log.

James Street Bakery - Order take-away meals, made to order cakes, takeaway coffee, sweet treats and sandwiches. Call 5221 3909 to place your order.

Lipari Espresso Bar - Open for takeaway! 

Little Green Corner - The Good Meal Project - Offering nourishing meals you can order for your home or you can gift and we will deliver to the home of someone whom you want to show a little love and support. Offering take home meals, larger enough to comfortably feed 6 adults. A different meal available each week, choose from vegetarian or meat, one size, $60 for a one-off meal / $55 for a 4 week subscription , pick up available, no extra charge for delivery. Click here to sign up.

Little M Cafe - Offering pre-made curry meal packs including low carb and vegan meals only $9.95 each.

Mavs Restaurant - Offering take away & home delivery at Mavs. Visit www.atmavs.com.au/takeaway/ to see the menu and to order.

Oh Dumpling - Now selling frozen dumplings for you to cook at home. See their Facebook for cooking instructions.

Pizzeria Adamo - Starting as of now until these difficult times subside Pizzeria Adamo are offering ‘buy in bulk’ Pizza & Pasta deals. Five dishes takeaway for only $60 or $65 delivered (within a 3km radius). Choice of Penne or Fettuccine in a Napoli Sauce or Bolognese Sauce or five Margherita Pizzas. You can then choose to eat them hot once you get home or save them for later! Simply call (03)5222 8390, place your order and make payment over the phone.

Recess Bar and Eats - Take away meals available. Check out the take away menu on their instagram. 

Rook - Curry packs now available. Only $50 for 5 delicious curries. Includes 4 vegetable curries and 1 meat curry of choice. Ring 5222 7905  to order pick up or delivery. 

Sam's Cafe - Don't miss out on your Shawarma hit. Sam's Cafe Geelong are offering local delivery within 3km between 11.30am-2.30pm. ($5 delivery fee, $15 min order and cash on delivery).

Shiraaz Indian Restaurant - Order via their App (Shiraaz Indian Restaurant) and receive 25% off your first order and get rewards with each other order. Family meal deal $55.50 - half Tandoori chicken, Butter Chicken/Lamb Rogan Josh/Lentil Curry with vegetables, large rice/Raite/Padadums and 2 Naan. 25% discount for all Health Care Workers until the end of April.

Sir Charles Hothan Hotel - offering take away meals.

The Sporting Globe - Bring the good times home with take away & delivery now available. Free wings (for limited time only) with any take away or delivery over $15

Twisted Dessert Bar - Going live on Instagram to give you simple dessert recipes. Why not spend your time at home perfecting your baking skills and enjoying some comfort food. Tune in at 8pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and get ready to learn a few things.

Uncle Donut - Open Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm offering FREE delivery. Contactless delivery will be left at the door. Free for Geelong and surrounding suburbs, $15 for outer suburbs, Surf Coast and Bellarine. Visit uncledonut.com.au for all orders.

Wah Bah - Offering take away. Check out the menu here.

Wah Wah Gee - Offering take away. Check out the menu here. To find out more about how Wah Wah Gee and Wah Bah are adapting click here.

Wharf Shed - At Wharf Shed we're thinking of innovative ways to make your customer experience better. Simply hover your smart phone camera over our QR codes on the table for VIRTUAL CONTACTLESS MENUS!

Workers Geelong - Delivery and take away Barbecue cold packs available. 

Yangji Dumpling - Selling frozen dumplings and also offering takeaway and delivery.


If you are a Central Geelong business doing something different and not listed here, drop us an email at centralgeelong@geelongcity.vic.gov.au or tag us on social media. 

 

Looking for grocery items? Don't forget these Central Geelong retailers:

- Fresh Food Merchant

- Foodworks Geelong

- James Street Bakery - Selling you delicious sourdough bread.

- Organic Larder -  Reopens on 31 March with a full range of grocery and fresh produce.  They also have bulk items, staples, gluten free, vegan, and dairy/dairy free products available. To help customers who are unable to get to the store they are offering to do your shopping for you and then deliver for free in the Central Geelong Region. 

- Yarra Street Quartermasters - it's a drive through too! Just yell your order out the window and they will put it all together for you, you don’t even have to get out of the car.  

 

For a list of Geelong region event postponements and cancellations, plus general information about the coronavirus outbreak, please visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au
 
Health-related advice and resources regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus