Leopold is a residential eastern suburb of Geelong and is a gateway to the Bellarine peninsula. At the 2016 census, Leopold had a population of 12,814. The area was formerly known as Kensington. The post office opened as Kensington on 19 May 1858 and was renamed Kensington hill in 1882, Leopold hill in 1884 and Leopold in 1885. The Bellarine rail trail passes through Leopold. The gateway plaza is situated on the corner of the Bellarine peninsula and melaleuca road. Leopold is constructing four new residential developments called the Kensington estate, the estuary estate, the debonair heights estate and the gateway estate. Much of the available land has been sold. Houses are either in construction or others near finished. The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Geelong football league known as the lions. The Leopold Sportsmans club provides bowls green, squash, function rooms and other facilities. Leopold is also home to lake connemara - a Ramsar listed estuary. Leopold has been made famous locally with Justin Bieber staying in the town at their palatial boutique hotel Campbell point house.

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Around Leopold VIC 3224

Our Picks on what to Do in Leopold VIC

Gateway Sanctuary

Leopold Memorial Park

Leopold Tennis Club

Lake Connewarre Reserve

Leopold Community & Learning Centre Inc

Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve

Our Picks on where to Stay in Leopold VIC

Sands Caravan Park

Arusha B&B

Campbell Point House

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Leopold VIC

Panache Cafe & Creperie

Ollie's Cafe and Bar

Hangar Cafe Leopold

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Community Services  

Bellarine Visitor Information Centre VIC
1251-1269 Bellarine Highway,
Wallington VIC 3222

City Of Greater Geelong Council VIC
30 Gheringhap Street, City Hall,

Leopold Library
Leopold Community Hub, 31-39 Kensington Road,

Leopold Swim School
Melaluka Road and Cypress Crescent,

Location Information 

  • Population: 12,814
  • State electorate(s): Bellarine
  • Federal Division(s): Corangamite
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Geelong VIC 3220 (11.9 km, 17 mins)
Queenscliff VIC 3225 (17.2 km, 15 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Leopold VIC is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.