2023 Geelong Calendar on its way

A stunning aerial photograph of Corio Bay will feature on the cover of the 2023 Geelong Calendar, which is currently being delivered to households in Greater Geelong.

The image from Highton’s Lasith Perinpanayagam was voted most popular by the community among the 5,433 votes in an online poll.

Community members can keep an eye out on their letterboxes over the next two weeks, as Australia Post began distributing the more than 135,000 calendars on Monday 31 October 2022.

Locations like aged care facilities, the Anakie General Store and the Indented Head Post Office will also receive their copies within this period.

The 2023 Geelong Calendar is being delivered earlier this year to avoid the Christmas peak post period, thanks to feedback from community consultation earlier this year.

Along with the much-loved calendar, community members will receive the 2022 Christmas in Geelong Program and the latest edition of Community Update.

Additional copies of the calendar will be available to pick up at our Customer Servce Centres and local libraries in late November 2022.

Missed deliveries can be reported between 1-23 December 2022.

Mayor Peter Murrihy

Council’s annual photography competition attracted 1,010 entries from both amateur and professional photographers of all ages.

This popular calendar showcases everything we love so much about our region. It’s great to see destinations like our famed Geelong Botanic Gardens, the Waterfront and rural and urban areas highlighted.

Congratulations to Lasith Perinpanayagam and the other 12 talented photographers whose images were selected for the calendar from a pool of 26 finalists.

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan – Chair, Creative Communities and Culture portfolio

I thank the community for helping to shape next year’s calendar by voting for their favourite images.

Once again, there was stiff competition with so many clever and creative photographers from our region entering their best work.

Like many each year, my household always looks forward to receiving the Geelong Calendar and seeing our fantastic region through a new light.

Lasith Perinpanayagam

Corio Bay is one of the most iconic locations in Geelong.

I spent around an hour trying to take the perfect shot of the bay on my drone and chose this one out of 35-40 photos.

I moved here from Sri Lanka three years ago and I love everything about Geelong: the people, the beaches and the lifestyle.

Photography has been a passion of mine since 2013 and making the cover of the 2023 Geelong Calendar is my biggest achievement.

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