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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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 Local Members of Parliament
 Colac Botanic Gardens
 Welcome kit for new residents
  Download a map of the Shire
  Download Shire Township Street Map

Colac and Apollo Bay - Pedestrian and Cycling Map
An interactive map of Colac and Apollo Bay highlights the various shared paths and on-road cycle lanes to help you plan your journey.
The Colac Otway Shire encourages walking and cycling as a healthy form of active transport within the community.
Available online and on smart phones and tablets (Android and iPhone), the map can also be loaded onto smart phones and tablets for offline use.
Wayfinding signage in various locations, such as Council parks and other points of interest, include a QR code to link you directly to the map on your smart phone or tablet.
Funding for the Colac Otway Wayfinding Signage project was provided through the Regional Growth Fund, the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure Transport Investing in Regions Initiative and VicRoads.

View or download our walking and cycling shared paths map now

  Colac Map

Colac Otway Township Websites

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

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