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
 
Body Pleasure Piercing - You can now shop online with their online store. Prepaid piercings available at discount prices and are valid for 12 months.
 
Geelong City Yoga - Online classes now available online for members. To become a member or to find out more click here.
 
Good Folk Yoga - Visit their online studio. Yoga and meditation classes will be prerecorded and uploaded daily. Purchase an online pass, the passes run in 2 week blocks. Online Pass A $45 and Online Pass B $25.
 
Invoque - Online orders for Skin Treatment boxes & online tutorials. Facebook DM or text 0417 779 779 to find your perfect treatment.
 

Kylie J Pole Studio - Try something different and head over to their 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 and pop up live virtual workouts with the Girl Gang. Head to their Facebook page for more information.

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

Serenity Skin & Body Care - Virtual skin consults with expert therapists who will diagnose your skin and recommend personalised home solutions

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 - Live streaming classes for members. Simply head over to their website and look for the 'Online Streaming' offerings to book yourself in. Classes with be streamed via zoom with a link sent out to booked students just before class starts.

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

ENTERTAINMENT

Bay City Events - Join their VIP Members List for ongoing updates and information on what's happening with The Blues Train. Gift Cards and Merchandise available for purchase. Click here for more.

Bloom Nightclub - Virtual Dance Parties coming to you LIVE via Facebook.

Piano Bar Geelong - Piano Bar is 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.

Pistol Pete's Food n Blues - Join us for our Live Music Stream. Tune into our Facebook page each Friday & Saturday. Open now for takeaway & delivery

The 18th Amendment Bar - Let's Talk Drinks, a YouTube channel from The 18th Amendment Bars Gorge Camorra which will feature spirit reviews, cocktail making tutorials, bartending tips and a few videos of Gorge just being Gorge. Click here to tune in.

ACCOMMODATION

Nomads 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

A1 Mobiles & Repairs - Selling hand sanitiser in-store. Limited stock available.

Charles Rose Jewellers - Although our showrooms are closed, we are still available for virtual and phone consultations to help customers purchase the perfect piece of jewellery. 

Chez Ma Belle - open for appointments only

Foreverness Bridal - offering to a new Bridal Live Appointment – livestreaming real time appointments to important family and friends. This allows others to see every dress the bride tries on, chat and share their thoughts and be a part of the excitement when the bride says ‘Yes-To-The-Dress’.

Geelong Dance & Fairywear Supplies - Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday's 10am to 12pm for customer phone orders and pick up.

Market Square Shopping Centre - 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. Click here to see a list of participating businesses.

Maternal Instinct - Now offering home delivery for the Geelong area. Buy online or call the store on 5229 2293 to place your order. Order Monday to Saturday before 4pm for same day delivery. $5 delivery fee. Delivery areas include Central Geelong, Newtown, South Geelong, East Geelong, Grovedale and Waurn Ponds.

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

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. Order via their new website.

Westfield Geelong - Your favourite takeaway food is now available via contactless drive-thru Click & Collect. Click here to find out more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

Dentists & Doctors - Offering complimentary Virtual Dental Consults. Call 5221 9129 to arrange your complimentary consult.

Dentalspa - Open for emergency treatments only. For orthodontic clients needing wax, elastics, their next round of aligners or some advice, reach out and they will do what they can.

Garland Property - Now fully certified Open Negotiation Agents - Online property platform for completely online bidding.

Kings Funerals - Kings remain here for you with live streaming, online tributes, non-contact arrangements and continued 24/7 support. Check out their Facebook for up to date information and tips on how to help those in times of need or head to www.kingsfunerals.com.au

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

Snap Geelong - If you're now working from home - and you also have younger children in the house with you - Snap Activity Sheets have created activity sheets which may help to relieve some of their boredom. Click here to dowload the activity sheets.

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 via telehealth. Phone 5222 5785 to book an appointment.

CULTURAL VENUES
 
Geelong Art Space - Virtual viewing of exibits online.
 
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. 
 
National Wool Museum - The National Wool Museum’s collection is available to explore online Click here to explore.  Two activity videos for families to get crafty at home: Birds and Butterflies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqRnpNcw7MQ&feature=youtu.be) and StoryCraft: A River (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2BzCKMxDlE).
 

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' packs are available to pick up from the cafe.  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). Steak 300gm $39 or Sweet Potato (v)($24) and your choice of side including either our Seasonal Greens, Crispy Potatoes or our delicious Corn. Extra sides and daily specials available. Phone 0498 012 622 to order.

Baked by Us - Starting 6 April, contactless pick up will be availble for their brand new range of cupcake packs and goodie boxes. Packs can be ordered via their website.

BB Chicken - Offering a temporary takeaway menu. Call 0430 857 517 to order and pick up at the window or loading zone in front of BB Chicken.

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 $40 with other serving sizes and options. email info@blackbulltapas.com.au to order.

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

Blue Lotus Restaurant & Cafe - Delivery service now available. Simply SMS 0481 388 331 Your Name, address, phone number & order 

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. Students get 15% off on takeaway meals upon presentation of a student ID.

Cafe Go - Cafe GO! on the Go! - Isolation doesn't have to be bland! Order online and have your GO! favourites delivered to your door. 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 - Now a Enoteca. Grab your favourite Italian wine and homemade pasta. Hot pasta and pizza pick up between 5pm and 8pm Friday and Saturdays. Ph 5229 6426 to order.

Coffee Cartel Brew Bar - Enjoy our 7-day brewing pack. Our roasters choice of 7 different coffees from our finest selections, vacuum-sealed in individual portions of 35 grams which is equivalent to 2 coffee’s per day for 7 days ready to go for your convenience

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). Free delivery is available between 3pm and 4pm to the Geelong area ($50 min spend). 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. Free delivery available within 10km radius).

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

El Toro Pizza & Restaurant - re-open now for takeaway & delivery. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in May, buy one large pizza and get one free. T&C's apply.

Ebony & Ivory - Open for takeaway and offering delivery to Geelong CBD, South Geelong and East Geelong. For orders and any questions please call 5221 6072.

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 menulog - or call 9016 8278

Grounds of Society - Made to order house-made meals. Open for takeaways, order via the app or in-store.

Kermonds Hamburgers - Open for takeaway orders only. Phone 5229 4854 to place your order - pick up. 

Kohinoor Indian Restaurant - offering special Iso & Chill packages. See their Facebook page for more information.

La Vista - Takeaway menu available Tuesday to Sunday 5pm to 9pm. Phone 5221 7153 to order (pick up only).

Leega Korean BBQ - Full menu available as a takeaway/delivery set. Side dishes are complimentary. To order phone 4222 7816

Lic - Lollies Ice Cream & Coffee - Delivery service now available. Please call or text 0413 544 132 or email 31yarrast@gmail.com by 6pm on each day to order.

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

Little Malop Hub - Businesses in Lt Malop Street have teamed up to bring you a one stop shop for getting your favourite food - pick up and or delivery!

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.

Lipari Espresso Bar - Open for takeaway! Call 5222 5600 to make your order.  

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

Miss Gina Gelato - Now offering contactless delivery Friday, Saturday and Sunday's. Place your order by 5pm for same day free delivery within 10km of CBD. Minimum order $14 (small fee may apply to outer suburbs).

Oh Dumpling - Now selling frozen dumplings for you to cook at home. Place your order by calling 0430 069 190, minimum order $20 with $5 delivery fee. See their Facebook for cooking instructions.

P&G Bakery - Heat @ home menus. New menu each week. Place orders at by 4pm for delivery the next day to orders@pgbakery.com.au. See their Facebook page for menus.

Pistol Pete's Food n Blues - Open from Friday 17 April 11.30am-2.30pm for lunch (pick up only) and 5pm-8.30pm for dinner (pick up or delivery). Order online or via the eatappy app. no cash, no phone orders, no contact delivery.

Pizzeria Adamo - Open for takeaway dinner only. Orders and payments can be taken over the phone and delivery offered through UberEats, Deliveroo and Doordash. Selling vacuum sealed pizzas. Buy them, eat them or freeze them for another day - 5 Margherita's for $60.

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

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).

Seasons Cafe - Our Heat n' Eat range is available for home delivery! Easy, affordable and super tasty, these meals are sure to please the whole family.
Choose from a range of Lasagnes, Pies, Enchiladas, Sausage Rolls and more! Fresh fruit and vegetables, pantry staples and refrigerated goods are also available. Order today: seasonscatering.foodstorm.com

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 Hotham 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

Tomodachi - Offering a temporary takeaway menu. Call 0430 857 517 to order and pick up from BB Chicken's (their sister venue) window or the loading zone in front of BB Chicken, 116 Moorabool Street.

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. Takeaway packs available for delivery inside a 10km radius of Central Geelong.

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.

Westend Geelong - Starting Friday 17 April we launch take-away and delivery service. Available Tue-Sun 5pm to 9pm. Pre-order anytime by calling 5280 8444 or email info@westendgeelong.com.au. Visit their Insta and Facebook for the menu.  

Workers Geelong - Delivery and take away Barbecue cold packs available. Order via link in their Insta bio.

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

- Organic Larder -  Now open 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