To operate an accommodation business within the Colac Otway Shire you need to register your business with the Council.
Businesses such as hairdressers, beauty therapists and tattooists need special permits. Get more information here.
Get involved in our fantastic workshops and seminars, tailored to the needs of local businesses.
Council must ensure all food sold within the Shire is safe and prepared in a hygienic manner by individually assessing each food business application.
Council supports new and existing businesses to access a range of grants and funding.
The economic development team provides a range of information and support to businesses to facilitate a smooth planning approval process.
Council provides a range of support to assist you to start a new business or expand an existing business.
Colac Service Centre
Phone: (03) 5232 9400
Address: 2-6 Rae Street, Colac
Open: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Apollo Bay Service Centre
Address: 100 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Open: 7-days a week, 9am - 5pm
Postal Address: PO Box 283, Colac 3250
Colac Otway Shire respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land - Gulidjan and Gadubanud peoples of the Eastern Maar Nation Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.