Colac is superbly positioned on the doorstep of the Otway Ranges National Park, and the magnificent Great Ocean Road. The area teems with natural wonders, including waterfalls, rainforests and to Volcanic Lakes, Craters and plains in the North.
Predominantly Colac was founded in 1837 for its incredible ability to produce excellence in the agricultural area.
Today Colac is the key commercial, industrial, and service centre for the Shire and surrounding region with a population of 12,000.
Apollo Bay is the other major urban centre with a permanent population of 1,000 which swells to 15,000 during the summer season. The current shire population is 21,316.