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Council is calling on families with young children to complete a survey to help with future planning and advocacy for childcare services.
Please help with our advocacy to government and the private sector by filling out this short, anonymous survey on your family’s childcare needs, available here:


Childcare services in the Colac Otway Shire

Name of facility


Email & Address of Venue


Apollo Bay Child Care Services



2-4 Pengilley Avenue, Apollo Bay



Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

Bluewater Leisure Centre Crèche

Bluewater Leisure Centre

5232 9551

Bluewater Leisure Centre crèche

Hearn Street, Colac


Tuesday – Friday

9.00am- 11.30am

Colac Family Day Care

Colac Otway Shire Council

5232 9400

Colac Otway Shire Council

2-6 Rae Street, Colac Vic 3250

Childcare 0-12yrs

In a home-style environment


In-Venue Family Day Care

Corangamite Shire

5593 7100

Cororooke Community Health Centre Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke

Childcare 0-12yrs

Forrest Occasional Care

Forrest Primary School

5236 6540

Forrest Primary School

10 Grant Street, Forrest

Childcare 1-5yrs

Mon, Tue, Wed 9am-2pm

School terms only

Forrest Primary School after school care

Forrest Primary School

5236 6540

Forrest Primary School

10 Grant Street, Forrest

After school care



School terms only

Little Tikes Early Learning


Casey Fraser - Director

218 Sinclair Street South Elliminyt

Long Day Care, Vacation Care, Non Funded Kindy Program Birth - 12 years  6.30amto 6.00pm Mon to Friday - Closed Public Holidays


Millville Childcare Centre

5232 2550

Millville Childcare Centre

23 Hart Street, Colac

Childcare 0-6yrs

Long day care



Nido Early School

5231 4811

Nido Early School

Nido Early School

91-97 Pound Road, Colac

Childcare 0-6yrs

Mon-Fri 7am-6pm

After school care & school holiday


Out of School Hours care

1300 072 410


Colac Primary School

65 Murray Street East, Colac 3250

School Holiday program

After school care



Out of School Hours Care

0409 992 544

St Mary’s Community Centre

15-27 Calvert St. Colac Vic 3250

School holiday program

After school care



Parents can also make childcare enquiries through the Child Care Hotline. The Australian Government Child Care Access Hotline is a free telephone service to help you find a child care service that meets your needs.

You can access this service via Freecall 1800 670 305 between 8am and 6pm nationally Monday to Friday (charges apply on calls from public pay phones or mobile phones).

There is also the MyChild Website. On this website you will find information on different types of childcare and how to get assistance with the cost of childcare. You can also search a database to find childcare centres in your local area.

Colac Otway Shire provides Family Day Care and Occasional Care as childcare options.

Council is fully committed to ensuring the safety of children and is a Child Safe organisation.