Make Colac your move to country Victoria

The Colac Otway region is located at the foothills of the Otway Ranges, just an hour’s drive from the Southern Ocean coastline and the most beautiful locations for a tree change in Victoria, including Apollo Bay, Wye River, Kennett River and Separation Creek. Just one visit and you’ll know why you have to move to country Victoria and embrace the Colac Otway lifestyle.

Colac is the bustling hub of Colac Otway Shire, and Lake Colac and the adjoining Colac Botanic Gardens are the jewels in Colac’s crown, offering a variety of active and passive recreation opportunities for you and your family.

Colac Otway is a strong sporting community and has produced some of Victoria’s most elite athletes including AFL footballers Luke Hodge, Nathan Foley, brothers Jonathan and Tom Simpkin and Darcy Lang, cricketers Aaron Finch and Meyrick Buchanan, and champion mountain bike rider Jess Douglas. If you think Victoria is on the move, wait until you’ve seen our sports stars in action.

The arts and culture scene in Colac is vibrant and growing, with the Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, and various smaller regional galleries and performance spaces are providing the base for our community’s creative talents.

Our community hosts a wide array of events which attract local, national and international interest, including the Apollo Seafood Festival, the Great Ocean Road Running Festival and Amy’s Gran Fondo cycling classic to name a few. Contact our Colac – Life, your way to find out more.

Move to the country and start living!

Parks & Natural Attractions

Colac Botanic Gardens provide a 1.2-kilometre track for running, walking and cycling. The adjoining playground and Lake Colac foreshore make the gardens an ideal place for exercising, walking the dog...

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Sport & Recreation

You’re guaranteed to find an activity that suits your lifestyle in Colac Otway, with more than 100 sporting clubs to choose from. With an abundance of open space to suit...

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Arts & Culture

Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre is the cultural hub of the shire, offering a diverse theatre program comparable to any in regional Victoria. COPACC’s gallery space showcases touring...

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Colac Otway’s events calendar showcases the very best the shire has to offer. In fact, almost every week in the Colac Otway region there is an event. Those who love...

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Eat Play Shop

Eat Colac Otway’s talented restaurateurs have no shortage of inspiration when it comes to local produce. We’ve got some young, bold chefs turning out innovative modern cuisine, as well as...

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