Community Conversations

Council will continue hosting a series of 'Community Conversations' across the Shire.

The first Community Conversation event took place in Murray Street, Colac on 9 October 2014 and since that time conversations have been held across the shire in Apollo Bay, Barwon Downs, Beeac, Beech Forrest Birregurra, Cressy, Forrest, Gellibrand, Kennett River, Lavers Hill, Stoneyford and Wye River. Community members were invited to drop in to ask questions and share ideas with Councillors.

The events were very successful and revealed some helpful and thought provoking issues. The Councillors attending each session welcomed the opportunity to speak with the Community.

Future dates and locations will appear in the Colac Herald, local publications and on this site.

For further information, contact Jenny Wood on 5232 9506 or email


2016  - 2017 Conversation Schedule

2016 - 2017 Location  Event   Times
27 November Forrest Public Hall  Pizza & Jam Session  Confirmed
4 December  Lavers Hill  Lavers Hill Christmas Market Confirmed 
11  December Birregurra Park Birregurra Market  Confirmed
26 January  Apollo Bay Australia Day    12.30 - 2.30pm
4 February Colac  Colac Heritage Festival 12.00 - 2.00pm
 26 February Gellibrand  Gellibrand Blues Festival 10.30 -12.30pm
 18 March  Colac  Kana Festival 2.00 - 4.00pm
  April  Lavers Hill  Lavers Hill Refuge Event  TBC