Geelong West is a commercial and residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. When Geelong was founded, the area was made up of sections called Kildare, Little Scotland and Ashby. The area was renamed Geelong West in 1875. Journalist and publisher J. F. Archibald was born in Geelong West in 1856. He is the name sake of the Archibald Prize and a memorial bust was erected on the corner of Weddell Road and Church St in 1956 in his honour.