Torquay is a coastal township in Victoria, Australia, which faces Bass Strait, 23 km south of Geelong. Well known for its surfing industry, it is also the start of Great Ocean Road. During the 2012-13 year Torquay had the largest Victorian population growth of 800 for the year. At the 2011 Census, Torquay had a population of 10,142 and a median age of 38. As a popular tourist destination the population swells by over 20,000 during the summer vacation.