Colac Otway Prepares to reopen facilities following COVID19 Lockdown

Published on 17 February 2021

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Colac Otway Shire Council will reopen its public-facing facilities tomorrow, February 18, in accordance with the easing of the State Government’s COVID19 restrictions.

Stage four restrictions remain in place until midnight tonight. Face masks, hand sanitisation, physical distancing and COVID-safe capacity requirements are among the regulations which will remain in place as restrictions ease.

Colac Otway Shire Council advises the following Council facilities will reopen, in accordance with new restrictions:

  • Colac Otway Shire Customer Service Centres (Colac & Apollo Bay) including library chute
  • Colac & Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centres
  • Bluewater (Gym, Pools & Stadium)
  • School Crossings



Colac Regional Saleyards

The sale scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 18 February will go ahead as planned. Attendees must register, face masks must be worn when attendees are unable to physically distance.


2050 Colac Otway Shire Community Vision Roadshow

The scheduled Apollo Bay session at Senior Citizens Centre will go ahead on Friday 19 February from 1pm to 4pm. Please register to attend and find out more at


Council Meeting

Next week’s Council meeting will be livestreamed on Youtube and will be open to the public, with a cap on numbers in accordance with COVID19 restrictions. Attendance will be by registration only via email to

We encourage the community to monitor Colac Otway Shire updates via Council’s website at and Facebook page, and go to the Department of Health website at for COVID19 restriction updates and further information.