Places to Go on High Risk Days

 As part of your bushfire and heatwave planning, you need to think about places you will go on Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Days or heatwave alerts.

The following table contains some possible examples for places it may be appropriate to spend time on such days, depending on conditions. This is obviously not an exhaustive list, and individual opening hours apply. Please use the links provided to learn more about the activities available and the operating hours for each individual business. Not all of the places listed are in Colac Otway Shire.

It is important to consider what best fits your personal circumstances. Talking to friends and family about options for what to do during heatwaves or bushfires is the best way to be prepared. Planning to stay elsewhere may be the simplest and best option.

Please also note that this is not a list of Neighbourhood Safer Places. For information on Neighbourhood Safer Places, please visit the CFA website.

Specific Locations


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Apollo Bay main beach and foreshore area

Great Ocean Road,

Apollo Bay






Colac Strikes & Spares

Ten pin bowling

86 Murray St, Colac







Colac Bowling Club by the Lake

Lawn Bowls

Cnr Moore & Armstrong streets, Colac




Colac Central Bowling Club

Lawn Bowls

115–119 Wilson St, Colac


Community Halls      
Apollo Bay Community Hall (Senior's) Centre  6 Whelan Street, Apollo Bay




Corner of Rae and Gellibrand streets, Colac



Colac Community Library and Learning Centre

173 Queen Street, Colac



Shopping Centres    

Large regional centres, such as Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool, all have a range of substantial indoor shopping centres



Swimming Pool    


118–134 Hearn Street, Colac

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