The Geelong Environment Council Inc. (GEC) was formed in 1972 to assist in the protection of the environment in and around Geelong. GEC is one of Australia's earliest established, continuously running, independently incorporated community-based environmental organisations.

We have been involved in founding the "Save the Otway’s" campaign in the early 1970's and were pivotal in lobbying for the creation of the Great Otway National Park along the Great Ocean Road immediately to the west of Geelong. GEC is a community voice for your environment. In a time of political, social, climate and environmental uncertainty, we aim at creating awareness of the aspects that make this section of our planet so special.