Colac: Community organisations

Information about organisations listed on this page can only be as accurate as the information available to the webmaster. Please use the contact form on this website or contact the webmaster to provide details.

Please note that due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, many club activities listed will not be happening until restrictions are lifted.

Colac Apex Club Inc.

Meets at Colac RSL fortnightly on Mondays at 7.00pm
Contact (03) 5232 1108 or Email

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Colac Camera Club

The Colac Camera Club was established in 1955 by a group of enthusiastic photographers wishing to expand and share their love of photography. The club today consists of a small group of friendly people who have the same photographic goal - sharing their passion for all things photographic.

We welcome visitors and members of all age groups and skill levels from beginner to experienced to join our club meetings and outings. We meet at Skills Connection, 96 Pound Rd, Colac on the Second Monday of each month (except December and January) starting at 8pm.

Enquiries phone (03) 5231 1875 or PO Box 50, Colac 3250. Website.

Colac Comeback Country Inc.

Promoting country music with regular nights at the Colac RSL.
Enquiries Harry or Ros Swan (03) 5231 3017.

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Colac and District Historical Society

The Society is located in the History Centre at COPACC in Gellibrand Street, Colac and opens from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, when a volunteer member will be available to help people.
The society offers research material including publications, photographs, maps, a manuscript collection with records of institutions and businesses, local papers and rate books of the Shire of Colac on microfilm.

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The society has a large collection of items relating to Colac’s past, displayed in regularly changed exhibitions. A gold coin is charged for entry to these. A range of local publications are available for sale, including those researched and published by the society.

Meetings held monthly, new members and visitors welcome. Membership per year: Single $15. Double $25.
Further information contact the Secretary, PO Box 154, Colac 3250, or the President on (03) 5234 6351.

The Colac & District Historical Society has a brand new website full of information and a comprehensive short history of Colac.

Colac & District Family History Group

Our group is very active and our current project is to research and record the pre 1900 burials in the Colac Cemetery as many of them were lost in a fire. The contact information for our group can be found on our website.

The Colac Players Inc.

Contact: Sue Gamble, Secretary
Address: PO Box 193, Colac VIC 3250
Phone: (03) 5232 5100 or Email
A long standing amateur theatre company, The Colac Players produce a minimum of two high quality major productions each year, hosts regular play readings and welcomes involvement from people of all ages.

Colac Rifle Club

The Colac Rifle Club was established in 1878 for local shooters, farmers and hunters to develop shooting skills. The Club saw members fight for Country in both world wars and has in recent times had members compete in Regional and State championships.
The Club welcomes new members of all competency levels and is dedicated to growing the sport and serving the local community.

Get in touch today to organise a shoot
Colac Rifle Club Inc.
Rifle Butts Road, Colac.

Our Facebook page.

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Country Women's Association

Corangamite Street, Colac
Enquiries phone (03) 5231 4313


Make a child smile! Volunteer a little time with the Interchange Host Program and make a big difference by being a friend to a child or young person who has a disability. Host volunteers can be any age, with or without children, and times are very flexible. Discover more about the Gateways Interchange Program and what's involved in Joining our wonderful group of volunteers.


Phone (03) 5232 2001 or email for an information pack. Gateway Support Services Inc. Website

Legacy Club

Gellibrand Street, Colac
Enquiries phone (03) 5231 5792

Lions Clubs

Lions Club Colac Inc.
Meets City Bowls Club, Gravesend St., Colac, 1st (dinner) and 3rd (business) Tuesdays of each month, 6.30 for 7pm.

Lions Club Birregurra Inc.
Alan Yard (03) 5236 6077 Email
Meets Royal Mail Hotel, Main Street, Birregurra, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7pm.

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OCR FM is Colac and District's local community radio station, run entirely by volunteers. The station broadcasts 24/7 with a mix of music and local information.

Originally established in 1991 as Colac Public Radio, the radio licence has expanded to include right across the Otways and along the Coast. There are currently two stations that contribute to the live programming: one in Colac at Shop 6 in the Tenpin Bowling Arcade and one in Apollo Bay at the Youth Club.


For more information visit our website or the OCR FM Facebook page. You can contact the station by email or phone (03) 5232 1991.

Ploughing Association

Ligar Street, Colac
Enquiries phone (03) 5231 3154

Returned Servicemen's League

Murray Street, Colac
Enquiries phone (03) 5231 2942


Rotary Club Colac Inc.
Meets Thursdays, 6.30pm Austral Hotel, Colac (03) 5236 2080

Rotary Club West Colac Inc.
Meets Tuesdays 6.30pm Austral Hotel, Colac (03) 5231 5179. Website

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Youth Referral and Independent Person Program
In the absence of a parent or guardian, would you like to support young people when they are being interviewed by police?


An Independent Person (IP) is a volunteer who is independent of the Criminal Justice System and supports young people during interviews with Police when a parent or guardian is unavailable. After the interview, the Independent Person can link young people to support services to reduce their chances of future offending.
YRIPP is a program funded by the State Government and is available to young people interviewed in police stations across Victoria.
For more information please visit the website or ring the Administration Officer (03) 9340 3777.