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Locals Helping Locals

Local businesses are doing it tough during this lockdown so we thought we'd help get the word out.

So we want to spread the message online and on-air. Any support to our local businesses at this time is greatly appreciated!

A big thanks to Brad McLeod from the Colac Otway Noticeboard for helping us put together this list!

If you'd like to nominate a great local business, message us on our Facebook page.

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  • Yield Birregurra - The provisions store will remain open during this latest lockdown.

  • Food on Forest - trading as normal | Monday to Friday 5am - 2pm

  • Bella Hope Coffee - open for takeaway.

  • The Farmer's Son - 8am till midday daily

  • Babil will be offering takeaway meals and coffees between 11am - 7pm | For all your takeaway orders please call Serdar on 0428 275 414.

  • Fusion Restaurant Colac offering Heat and Eat lunch/dinner box takeaway meals on Monday to Friday | Call on 5232 2789 or see their Facebook page daily.

  • Pinkys Pizza Colac - trading as normal for takeaways & home deliveries

  • C&P Platters - FREE delivery within Colac for the duration of 7 days. Message them to arrange free delivery or pickup!

  • Lake View Cafe Colac - will be open from 10am daily for takeaway, with all your favourite freshly made scones, cakes slices and lockdown lunches.

  • Coffee @ Pelican Point still open 7:30am until 4pm Thursday to Monday.

  • Jo's Pantry - offering coffees/cakes/groceries/organic fruit & veg/ sourdough bread.

  • Take A Break - Free delivery and contactless drop off available within Colac. Call them on 0447 541 001 and place your order from tomorrow.

  • Ritcho's Bakery - offering take away specials, check out their Facebook Page for operating hours

  • Future Cafe WILL be open for takeaway only! Fresh sourdough bread and baklava will be available as per usual

  • Mirami ice cream & lollies - OPEN As usual for take Away 7 Days a week from 12:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Town & Country Pizza & Pasta - takeaway & contactless delivery order online or call the store

  • Thwaites Bakehouse - offering takeaway & operating as normal

  • Hulms Bakery Colac - offering takeaway specials

  • Enchanted Tastes Cafe - 8.30 to 4.30 Takeaway food and coffee

  • Si Express will reopen from Wednesday 2nd June from 11am - 2pm.

  • Wonder Burger - Takeaway and delivery is available OPEN as normal trading hours | Call to place your order: 5231 5582

  • Sugar R Spice - trading as normal for takeaway and delivery only.

  • La Porchetta Colac - open usual hours for pick up or delivery.

  • Austral Hotel Colac - offering takeaway

  • Union Club Hotel Colac - takeaway meals only, phone your order through on 52315644.

  • Colac Central Hotel - Now Open for Takeaway Dinners! Free delivery available (within Colac), minimum order $25. Pre-orders by 4 pm & receive free garlic bread | Call 03 5231 5777

  • Red Rooster Colac - Drive-thru available & walk-ins welcome

  • Red Robin Cafe Camperdown - Takeaway coffee ,cakes and hot food - plus Heat n eat meals also available. Open 6 days a week during lockdown (closed Mondays).
  • Mackay's Milkbar & TSG are trading as normal | open 5am - 6pm.

  • Apollo Seafoods - trading as normal.

  • Shannon's Cafe - Open for takeaway

  • Cafe Nu Deli - is open 10am - 3pm daily.

  • East Hotel Colac - will be doing Takeaway orders from 5pm, 7 days a week CALL 5231 2136 to place your orders.

  • Routleys is open 8am - 5pm on weekdays

  • Farmers Arms Hotel Beeac takeaway food and beverages | Monday to Friday 5pm - 8pm | Saturday and Sunday | Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm | Dinner 5pm-8pm | Phone 5234 6341

  • Apollo Bay Fisherman's Coop - are open every day through lockdown.

  • LittleCrumb Bakery - will remain OPEN for the duration of the lockdown, from 7am-2pm daily.

  • Camperdown Bakery - baking daily and open 8am to 2 pm

  • Apollo Bay Bakery - Monday to Friday 6.30am to 2pm | Saturday and Sunday 7am to 2pm

  • ORA Coffee Bar - Grazing boxes available for lockdown and taco night Wednesday night from the trailer In Apollo Bay

  • Ballandchainsimpson - Will be operating for food and alcohol in similar rules to the click and collect rules.

  • Colac Taxi Eats - Call 0498 854 843

  • Tarndwarncoort Homestead - Accommodation and wool sales.

  • Lil Birdie Birrie - Free deliveries to local area and order online or message thru Instagram

  • Gellibrand River Store - open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.

  • Mighty Moes - Pizza delivery online.



  • Worldly Goods can deliver any items /gifts door to door within the Colac district or we can post items. Give us a buzz on 0435001270 or shop online at

  • Salon7One - Home delivery in Colac and Elliminyt | Keep an eye on their Facebook page Salon7One for more details

  • Supercheap Auto Colac, click and collect. Normal hours

  • Blanes Newsagency will remain open with normal operating hours.

  • BuzzTech-Phone Repair (Colac) - is still open, same hours as normal.

  • March Yarns - Click & Collect

  • Cow Lick Bookshop Colac - you can purchase everything in the store is on their website - - with FREE DELIVERY!

  • Homemade Succulent Creations offering FREE delivery to 3250 Postcode during this time. Inbox your order call 0419366677 or order on their website

  • The Reject Shop - Trading as Normal

  • Cheap as Chips Colac - Trading as Normal

  • Ball & Croft Betta Home Living - offering contactless "click and collect" with kerbside collection and "click and deliver" services | Please call on 03 5232 1818 and we'll be able to help you out, or visit

  • Just Lovely - call for pickups/post or deliveries | Call 0488 322 346

  • Kmart Australia Khub Colac is open for click and collects also includes Target and Catch only during its normal open hour

  • Toyworld Colac - Please message their business page to arrange a purchase | Payments can be made over the phone & they can arrange a contact-free pick-up or can deliver

  • PETstock Colac - click and collect |

  • SO Inspired Hair & Beauty - Sarah Oborne - Products will be available for contactless delivery or ‘click n collect’ EFTPOS is also available

  • Stitch Perfect Colac - if your machine decides to play up we are still here to help | Shipping will also still be available for new machines and supplies - just shoot them a message

  • Coltek - Open for LIMITED TRADING ONLY. Please call 52315579 or send a Facebook message for any enquires.

  • Ziibo - is available for delivery or covid safe collection of gifts for yourself, family or friends. Please message for products

  • Colac Blue Sky Outdoor Experts - Check out their new online store or phone your orders in for click and collect call 0429 312 347

  • Lillypilly Gifts & a little birdie told me so - Online store

  • Dimmeys (Colac, VIC, Australia) - trading as normal

  • Toshco Music is open for dropping off and collecting repairs/restrings, and retail click & collect.

  • Colac Art Supplies - offering phone and pick up service. Please call on 03 52313635 for any of your art material needs!

  • EB Games Colac is open for Click & Collect

  • A2Z Traders Furniture Bedding - Offering Click and Collect and Free Delivery - Can call anytime 0417 319 547
  • Merakii Hair and Beauty - Taking orders for pick up or contactless home delivery. Check their Facebook page for details.

  • Murray Street Marke if you need anything please CALL 0452255017 and they will try to help you.

  • Twisted Willow Florist delivering flowers, goodies and hampers. FREE delivery in Colac and Elliminyt area (not available Saturday afternoon and Sunday) | CALL on 0417 260 780

  • The Flower Room Florist and Gifts - STILL OPEN for DELIVERY AND CLICK AND COLLECT | Call the shop on 0483 065 920

  • Thistle And Thorn Florist available for phone orders and deliveries

  • Janelle Bond Flowers - Contactless delivery available from Colac to Lorne/Apollo Bay & surrounds

  • Otway Balloons for your iso/lockdown birthdays

  • Roseneath Creative is available for your branding, graphic & website design needs

  • Colac Laundry Lounge - trading as normal

  • Colac Speedy Clean Laundromat - trading as normal

  • Corangamite Regional Libraries - Click & Collect

  • Holt's Gun Shop - Click & Collect & online ordering

  • Winter Party Hire - still taking future bookings

  • Mint Body and Beauty - Open online for all your body, beauty and skincare needs.

  • Treasure Hunters - Trading as normal

  • Best and Less Colac - offering contactless click and collect for all orders placed via, with pickup days Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9am and 1pm.
  • Bio Babies - Can be contacted through Facebook, Instagram and over the phone (0400 075 765) for order

  • Adore Skin & Body Therapy - available for product purchase and delivery. Message social pages for details.

  • Settlement Supermarket, Post Office & Newsagency - opening hours are
    Monday to Sat 8am till 8pm. Sunday 10am till 12pm and Lunchtime specials are always available. Parma packs are available for takeaway.

  • Whizzes with scissors - is closed during lockdown.

  • Woods Jewellers - Offering Click and Collect or delivery to Colac and Elliminyt. Order online or call 5231 2407
  • Asya Asian Groceries still open as normal 10-5:30 pm weekdays. Sunday opens at midday till 6pm.

  • Broomfield Honey - Our door is locked but contact us for delivery in Colac, Forrest and between

  • Embrace Hair - Closed at the moment.

  • The Cookie Clan and Lash Bar - Offering free local delivery and has up to 50% off online. Click and Collect available from Corangamite street shop.

  • Platinum House Hair - Open for hair care products.

  • Ray Croft - Offering delivery


  • Colac Tyres - a full-service van will still be running home visits for all your tyre needs if you don't want to leave the house.

  • Tyrepower - still operating as normal 8:00-530 vehicle pick ups and emergency call outs available!!

  • Haymes Paint Shop Colac - currently offering retail customers free contactless delivery and pick-up via their onsite safe zone or directly into your boot | Trade customers can shop in-store, wearing a mask and social distancing.

  • The Co-op Colac - trading as normal

  • Think Water Colac offering a click and collect basis and can arrange deliveries if required Call on 5232 2832 or 0427 353 182 between 8.30am and 5.00pm

  • Downstream Connect - Open as normal

  • Otway Home Maintenance - is currently unable to open, However they are taking future bookings.

  • Edd's Moveable Chook Sheds - Please make an appointment by ringing 0408 661 148 or check out their website

  • Birregurra Automotive - open Monday to Friday 8:30-5:00 |Call on 5236 2138

  • Multiflora Nursery. - Click and collect. Call 0427 682 612 and ask what you would like.

  • Colac Toyota still working and taking bookings - 5231 3366

  • Everett Glass - still trading as normal 0400675703. Available Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Servicing Colac

  • Viper Installations Colac | Open Tuesday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm | Interlock customers please phone and book, call on 5231 3337

  • Bearings and Seals Colac is trading as normal 8-4.30pm during lockdown

  • Central Tyre & Auto - are operating as normal 7:30am - 5:30pm

  • Water Supply Specialists Colac - click & collect or call/email your orders through & field staff are available

  • Burson Auto Parts Colac - contactless collection.

  • Western Waste Management - open 10am till 2 pm

  • LoRicco Engineering & East End Steel - call (03) 5231 4082

  • Full Tilt Tree Service's - for your Tree needs.

  • Colac Gas Plumbing & Maintenance trading Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm as per Government Guidelines. Call the team on 0499 111 605

  • Casey McDonald Realty - operating as usual just remotely.

  • Charles Stewart Real Estate - For property listings & other information the link below -

  • Richardson Real Estate Colac doors are closed but still contactable by phone - 5232 1800

  • CQ Recruitment and labor-hire still operating but from a closed office. Please contact through phone, email and website.

  • Colac Osteopathic - open through lockdown, with hands on treatments

  • Prompt Care (Aged Care in the Home) still providing Home Care Package services as usual | Call 1800472273 and ask for Peter L with any queries

  • The Otway Wellbeing Centre will be open check out their Facebook Page for operating hours

  • Purely Dental - open for emergencies only per DHHS guidelines

  • Southwern Western IT - Working remotely with limited in store attendance, please call 5231 5900 for support or too book an appointment to visit store.
  • Colac Otway Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture is available.

  • JDMC Constructions - Open as normal.

  • Nice and Clean Cleaning - available for domestic ironing jobs in my home. Phone 0448593561

  • Chicken's Chippies - Tree trimming and removal.

  • Otway Travel and Cruise - Will help you with all your future travel plans

  • Colac Indoor Sports - Closed, but a new season of tennis will resume once restrictions are eased.

  • Hillview Cattery - Essential service open for emergency care.

  • Genua Brothers - Taking orders by phone and offers contactless collection for any steel or roofing materials required. Phone 52313477 or email

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