COVID Restrictions Update for Colac Otway Shire
October 21, 2020

Letter of Approval to Travel for Fire Preparation

Melbourne residents who own properties in Colac Otway Shire and must travel to their properties to undertake necessary fire prevention work during COVID19 restrictions can apply for a letter of approval through an online form system.

Before applying for permission to travel to Colac Otway Shire to get fire ready, Melbourne-based residents are urged to consider engaging a local contractor to conduct the work on their property.

Melbourne residents must adhere to State Government directions and metro restrictions while in Colac Otway Shire for fire prevention purposes. Anyone who is unwell must not travel to Colac Otway Shire, even if they have a Letter of Approval.

For more information, including guidelines, FAQs, and to apply for a Letter of Approval to Travel to Colac Otway Shire for Fire Preparation go to (link)

Bluewater planning for restricted reopening

Colac Otway Shire Council had hoped that when COVID19 restrictions for indoor swimming pools lifted it would mean reopening Bluewater to the whole community.

This week’s announcement only allows Bluewater to reopen to under 18s and for limited hydrotherapy.

As such, Bluewater are excited to announce the return of our Swim School Program.

Bluewater will run a six-week program, starting on 2 November. Bookings will open on 26 October. Walk-in access to facility will still be prohibited, so make sure you call on (03) 5232 9551 to enrol your children.

In response to restrictions which remain in place, Bluewater is looking to reopen as soon as possible with restricted hours for designated user groups including private hydrotherapy.

Confirmation of reopening within COVID19 restrictions will be provided to groups as soon as possible.

The Bluewater team is looking forward to further easing of restrictions to allow the reopening of the pool, gym and stadium to the general public.


Colac Otway Shire Council has welcomed Corangamite Regional Library Corporation announcement that libraries will reopen next Monday, October 26. Visit for opening hours and further details.

COVID19 Support Hotline

Colac Otway Shire will close its COVID19 Support Hotline (03) 5232 9440 this week.

Boxes of non-perishable food which were not required during the Colac district outbreaks will be given to Colac & District Community Foodshare, local welfare organisations and neighbourhood houses for Christmas hampers or general distribution.

There are currently no active cases in Colac Otway Shire and there have been no requests for support recently, however any requests for support during isolation can be directed to Council’s main customer assist line (03) 5232 9400. The hotline will be reactivated if required.


COSCouncil Enquiries

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