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Colac Otway responds to COVID19 Lockdown
August 21, 2021

Colac Otway Shire Council has closed public-facing facilities in accordance with the State Government’s COVID19 Lockdown advice effective from 1pm today, Saturday 21 August 2021.

Council will continue to deliver essential services to the community, subject to further advice, while prioritising the community’s health during the current COVID-19 situation.

Colac Otway Shire Council advises the following Council facilities will be CLOSED to the public in accordance with State Government restrictions:

  • Colac Otway Shire Customer Service Centres (Colac & Apollo Bay) including library chute will be closed from Monday 23 August.
  • Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre will close from 1pm today Saturday 21 August 2021.
  • Bluewater, closed (Gym, Pools & Stadium) from 12.30pm today Saturday 21 August 2021.

COPACC will close from 1pm today, Saturday 21 August 2021 and will only open for access to Colac Area Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program and the Colac Otway Shire Council childhood immunisation program.


Council Customer Service Centres

While public facing services are closed, we’re still here to help. Contact Council by phone on (03) 5232 9400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at

Council Payments

Council payments can be made via phone or online via Council’s website or Bpay.

Rubbish Collection and Waste Drop-Off

Kerbside rubbish collection will continue as normal.

Council Meeting

The August Council Committee meeting will be held virtually via videoconference on Wednesday 25 August at 4pm. The meeting will be livestreamed to the public via Council’s YouTube channel (search Colac Otway Shire Council at

Colac Regional Saleyards

The sale scheduled for Thursday 26 August will take place. However, in line with current State Government lockdown restrictions, only buyers, agents and saleyards employees will be permitted to attend.

School Crossing Supervisors

School Crossings will be staffed – an update will be provided on Tuesday 24 August with regards to school crossings being supervised.

Public Outdoor Equipment

All outdoor playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor gym equipment are closed to the public.



COSCouncil Enquiries

(03) 5232 9400    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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