Due to current wet weather conditions the Apollo Bay Airfield runway has soft edges. Exercise extreme caution at this airfield.
Colac Otway Shire is located within the South West Fire District. To find out if today is a day of Total Fire Ban in our region, please visit the Country Fire Authority South West Fire District.
The Victorian Government provides up-to-date information about emergency incidents, warnings and advice, including planned burns at the VicEmergency website.
Colac Otway Shire Council also encourages our community to keep up-to-date with the latest information by listening to emergency radio broadcasts on ABC Local Radio and calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.
As of 1 September 2022, Fire Danger Ratings have changed across Australia.
The Fire Danger Period begins on 24 December 2022.
Bushfire planning and reducing fire risks on your property.
Preparing for floods, storms and heatwaves.
Suggestions for places it may be appropriate for families and individuals to visit when they have left their properties early on high risk days.
Council has Bushfire Places of Last Resort - Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) in Apollo Bay, Barwon Downs, Beeac, Beech Forest, Birregurra, Gellibrand and Cressy.
Links to personal support and advice on recovering from an emergency.
WyeSep Connect supports resettlement and recovery at Wye River and Separation Creek, by sharing and sourcing information, news, events, achievements and challenges.