Buy Local - Digital Marketing Kit and Campaign

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It’s been a tough 2020 for many businesses in the Colac Otway Shire. The Buy Local - Together we are Colac Otway campaign has been developed to encourage all businesses in our Shire to come together and support one another so every business gets back on their feet.

The campaign is funded as part of our Business Support Package to help our business community recover from the economic effects of COVID.

This is where we need your help by sharing tools and marketing information via social media, newsletters, blogs, websites etc.  We will supply you with the capabilities and support to utilise a Buy Local digital marketing toolkit. 

Colac Otway Shire has partnered with the Colac & District Chamber of Commerce and Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce to deliver Buy Local - Together We Are Colac Otway!

Webinar and Online Launch of Buy Local campaign 
If you own or operate a business in Colac Otway, check out the webinar recording below.
The webinar provides businesses with information on how to use our locally-produced digital marketing kit to help promote your business and the Colac Otway community.
Webinar Link  


What is included in the campaign?

Stage 1 - Now Completed


  • Video - Why We Love Living In Colac Otway

  • Colac Otway Shire were major sponsors in the MixxFM SHOP LOCAL A ‘K’ A DAY FOR 20 DAYS, which gave our community the chance to share in $20,000 to help brighten their Christmas and stimulate our local economy at no cost to the businesses themselves. Many thanks to the many businesses that signed up for the campaign within our Shire.

  • A welcome letter which accommodation providers can give to guests that promotes local businesses and shopping locally. Download your Welcome Letter.(PDF, 56KB)

Stage 2 - Digital Marketing Toolkit

Businesses are able to download and use the marketing collateral from the digital marketing toolkit in your own promotions. The toolkit includes:

  • YouTube links to another four new promotional videos that you can share for the purpose of promoting pride and awareness in our business community. 

  • Unframed messaging for website and social media posts to use on your Facebook, Instagram and Blog pages - (just add your image) via your favourite App e.g. Canva.

  • Utilising the campaign hashtag  #colacotwaylocals across all of your social media posts. 

  • Webinar to support our businesses on how to upload images across your socials and website.

Digital Marketing Toolkit

We will keep you updated on the campaign via our website, our social media pages and the Shire's Economic Development Newsletter.  You can register on Council’s online Community & Business Directory here to receive the newsletter.

The Buy Local campaign is in partnership with the Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Colac Chamber of Commerce.

Check out the Colac Otway Shire on Facebook and Instagram.

If you would like more information about the Buy Local - Together we are Colac Otway business support campaign, please email the Economic Development Unit.