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The Colac Otway Shire is one of the most picturesque municipalities in Victoria, covering a diverse area from volcanic lakes, craters and plains in the north, through the hinterland forests of the Otway Ranges to the Great Ocean Road coastline.

Colac is the key industrial, commercial and service centre for the Shire and surrounding region with a population of 12,000.

Apollo Bay is the other major urban centre with a permanent population of 1,000 that swells to over 15,000 during the summer season.

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Colac Otway Township Websites

Please click on the links below to visit the websites detailing various townships in our Shire.
 
  Apollo Bay
  Beeac
  Beech Forest
  Birregurra
  Forrest
  Lavers Hill

Learn More about Local Government

Colac Otway Shire encourages people to learn more about Local Government. Group tours are welcome by arrangement and booklets have been produced for both primary and secondary students. Further information is available by contacting the Shire on 52 329 400 or e mail the Communications Department.

The Victorian Government has developed a comprehensive information guide on how Local Government works. The guide can be accessed by clicking the link below.
 
  Victorian Guide To Local Government
   

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