Avalon is a locality situated north east of Geelong, Victoria. Its local government area is the City of Greater Geelong and its Ward is Windermere. It is located on the northern shore of Corio Bay to the southwest of the state's capital city of Melbourne.
Avalon is notable for Avalon Airport, which is the site of the biennial Avalon International Airshow, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Although located on the outskirts of Geelong, the airport effectively operates as a second airport for the much larger city of Melbourne.
In 2005 businessman Lindsay Fox launched plans to attract Australia's first Disneyland theme park to the area. A Direct Factory Outlets shopping centre has also been proposed for the area.
When established in 2004, Jetstar Airways had its headquarters on the grounds of Avalon Airport in Avalon, but has since relocated to the Melbourne CBD.
Major industry in the area includes a factory producing concrete railway sleepers, and the Cheetham Saltworks.
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Avalon Airport is the second busiest of the four airports serving Melbourne (in passenger traffic) and is located in Avalon, Victoria, Australia,
Avalon Raceway is a dirt track racing venue located in Lara, Victoria, Australia.
Avalon College combines first class English language and school preparation programs with full boarding care for primary and secondary students.