COVID - information for the community

COVID Update

Due to COVID-19 impacting staff, some Council services and operations may be affected, however we’re still here to help.

To minimise inconvenience to the community, please contact us for up to date information. Stay informed by checking our website or social media pages, email or give us a call on 5232 9400.

OPASS clients are encouraged to contact Council on 5232 9420 to advise if you are self-isolating.

We thank you for your patience and understanding in your dealings with staff who continue to attend to your queries and requests during this challenging time.


We encourage the community to monitor Colac Otway Shire updates by visiting Council's Facebook page, and the Victorian Government website at for COVID19 restriction updates and further information. Translated material is available at 

Visit the Bluewater and COPACC websites to stay up-to-date with operational information:

Stay safe Colac Otway - we're all in this together.


For local COVID testing information visit:

Colac Area Health

2 - 28 Connor Street Colac

Phone: 5232 5100


Great Ocean Road Health

75 McLachlan Street, Apollo Bay

Phone: 5237 8500


COVID-19 Checklists

Find out what to do if you have COVID-19, what to do if you're a close contact and how to prepare for COVID-19 as a family and as an individual household:

Food Support

For information on accessing food relief, essential supplies and support to isolate download this information sheet(PDF, 741KB).


Current Isolation Requirements

People who have tested positive to COVID-19 must isolate for seven days from the day they took their test but may now leave home to drive a household member directly to or from education or work without leaving their vehicle. They can also leave home to get medical care, a COVID-19 test or in an emergency, including the risk of harm. The Department of Health website has tips to help people prepare