Information for new residents
Welcome to the Colac Otway Shire
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to new residents to our shire. You've chosen a fantastic place to live - one that provides city conveniences with a country charm, plus we have the Otways and the Great Ocean Road right on our doorsteps.
Colac Otway offers a multitude of lifestyle choices, whether you've settled in Colac, along the coast, in the Otways, on a farming property or in or some of our beautiful small towns.
Colac, Life your way
The Colac, Life your way website has been produced by Council specifically for prospective and new residents of Colac Otway. It contains useful information about health, education, transport, career opportunities, real estate and more. Click on the Colac Life, your way logo to visit the website.
Other useful links
Our website is a great place to start finding your way around Colac Otway and connecting to the essential services that you and your family need. Below are some links to get you started
Families and children: For information about kindergartens, playgroups and childcare, immunization, click here.
Tools for business: For information about starting a business in the Colac Otway Shire, click here.
Rubbish collections and other Council services: To find out your rubbish day, and what other Council facilities are in your area, such as pools, libraries and parks, click here. Type in your street address to generate neighbourhood-specific results.
Aged & disability support: Council offers a range of services to support our seniors and people with disabilities. For more information click here.
Upcoming events: Lovers of arts and culture will be spoilt for choice in Colac Otway. Visit the COPACC website to find out what shows are coming up, or our Upcoming Events page to find out what's on.
Maternal and child health: For information about services available to parents of young children, click here.
Businesses and community groups: Council's new user friendly directory allows businesses and community groups to add their own details to our website. Click here to see what's in the directory or to add your own information.