Information For New Residents

Renee and Layla at the Colac Botanic Gardens

Welcome to the Colac Otway Shire

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to new residents to our shire. You've chosen a fantastic place to live - one that provides city conveniences with a country charm, plus we have the Otways and the Great Ocean Road right on our doorsteps.

Colac Otway offers a multitude of lifestyle choices, whether you've settled in Colac, along the coast, in the Otways, on a farming property or in or some of our beautiful small towns.

Other useful links

Our website is a great place to start finding your way around Colac Otway and connecting to the essential services that you and your family need. Below are some links to get you started

Families and children: For information about kindergartens, playgroups and childcare, immunization, click here.

Tools for business: For information about starting a business in the Colac Otway Shire, click here.

Rubbish collections and other Council services: To find out your rubbish day, and what other Council facilities are in your area, such as pools, libraries and parks, click here. Type in your street address to generate neighbourhood-specific results.

Aged & disability support: Council offers a range of services to support our seniors and people with disabilities. For more information click here.

Upcoming events: Lovers of arts and culture will be spoilt for choice in Colac Otway. Visit the COPACC website to find out what shows are coming up, or our Upcoming Events page to find out what's on.

Maternal and child health: For information about services available to parents of young children, click here.

Businesses and community groups: Colac Otway Localised allows businesses and community groups to add their own details and connect with others in the community

Transport: For transport options in the Colac Otway Shire click here.