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Apollo Bay Calendar

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JANUARY 2018

Fri. 29th Dec
- Wed. 3rd Jan
- 11am-4pm daily
1712 art show141st Apollo Bay Art Show
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan Street

Local Artists encouraged to enter.

Painting, Drawing, Mixed and New Media, Photography, 3D Sculpture.

Entry $3, chldren free.

Fri. 5th & Sat. 6th
- 9pm
Apollo Bay Sailing Club Movie Nights @ the Sailing Club

sailing club logoThis season the Apollo Bay Sailing club will host a series of movie nights in the harbour accessible to the public as one of our FUNDRAISERS for the club.

The screenings chosen feature sailing documentaries that contain story lines of hardship, adventures, and rites of passage.

The location will be the Apollo Bay Sailing Club Clubhouse in the Apollo Bay Harbour near the boatramp.

* Gold coin donation

1801 sailing club movie nights* Beer & Wine bar available at our bar (please support the club)

* BYO blankets and snacks

* Parking available, but we encourage everyone to come by foot or bike

 

Fri. 5th - 9pm

THE WEEKEND SAILOR

The Weekend Sailor is a new feature documentary about the unexpected victory of the Mexican yacht Sayula II in the first crewed sailing race around the world in 1974. The most demanding sailing quest in history. (runtime: 73min)
VIEW TRAILER

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Sat. 6th - 9pm

MAIDENTRIP

Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old sailor, sets out on a two-year voyage to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone. (runtime: 83min)
VIEW TRAILER

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Sat. 6th - Tue. 9th
 1801 learn to sailLearn to Sail @ the Apollo Bay Sailing Club

Learn to sail, right here in Apollo Bay!

Courses for kids, teenagers and adults delivered by experienced and friendly qualified Australian Sailing instructors.

For more information and to register go to www.theboatshed.net.au/apollo-bay/ 

Sun. 7th
 - 9am-2pm
ab p12cMonster Book Sale
@ the Apollo Bay P-12 College Leisure Centre, Costin Street

Thousands of books.

Kate's Famous Cake Stall!

Sausage Sizzle

Great Coffee

Raffle

 

Fri. 12th
 - 4-6pm
Public Meeting @ Apollo Bay Youth Club

Discussion on resort proposal Barham Valley.

Sun. 14th
 - 2pm
Community Fireguard Meeting @ Marrar Woorn Community Centre

Wild Dog Rd & Tiger Lane Groups

CFA Community Fireguard Facilitator Kylie McLaren will conduct the session. Take this opportunity to review your Bushfire plans, update resources and connect with new neighbours.

Thu. 18th
 - 5.30pm
otways local produce swap3Otways Local Produce Swap
@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Last week's swap was supurb, there were so many lovely and interesting things - cherry plums, zucchinis, curry leaves, passion fruit, parsley, rocket seedlings, scarlet runner beans, etc, etc.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say hi & check out what this event is all about!

Sat. 20th
 - 5pm
Apollo Bay Sailing Club Monthly Fundraiser BBQ
@ Apollo Bay Sailing Club - Overlooking the Harbour

sailing club logoEVERYONE IS WELCOME - but please let us know in advance - see below.

This sailing season the Apollo Bay Sailing Club is organising a series of BBQs with the aim to raise funds towards our desperately needed new duty boat.

We are inviting everyone to come and join in on our BBQ. A chance to chat to us, a chance to grab a bite to eat while supporting one of your local community groups. 

1711 absc bbq1What You Will Get

A Gourmet BBQ, including varieties of salads, meats, fish, and desserts, organised by our culunairy sailing team Heather and Angelika as well as a chance so socialise with our community sailors.

What We Will Get

YOUR SUPPORT towards the Apollo Bay Sailing Club.

What It Will Cost You

In exchange for this three course BBQ, which will certainly replace your need to cook your own dinner, we kindly ask a donation of $15 adults and $10 for under 16.

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We only ask you to let us know in advance if you wish to come and dine with us.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 17th Jan. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by clicking on "Going" at the Facebook Event so the right amount of food can be organised.

INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, POTENTIAL SAILORS, and anyone else you can things off. 

Looking forward to welcoming you to the BBQ!

Sat. 20th
- 7.30pm
Music Concert - GYPSY FIRE
@ St Aidan's Anglican Church

Featuring Amazing Czech Violinst Romana Geermans and 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan

Doors open 7pm

Tickets: $30/$25(Concession);  $50 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children);  Child U16 free when accompanied by a paying adult

Book Today: By Phone - 0438 881 985 (Credit/ Cheque/Direct Deposit),  Online - gypsyfireapollobay.eventbrite.com 
DOOR SALES SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

This will be a truly captivating live show featuring passionate, virtuosic performance of Gypsy Jazz, European Gypsy, Tango, Bluegrass, Celtic Reels and Jigs, Classical Music
from Vivaldi Four Seasons to O’Carolan’s Celtic harp and lute music arranged for guitar and violin & Matthew’s Celtic and Flamenco compositions from his successful CD Indigo Moon which still receives airplay on ABC.

Gypsy fire was founded by Matthew Fagan in 1997, and has delivered fiery performances at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The National Gallery of Victoria and more.

Romana Geermans from Prague, twice won the prestigious Kocian International violin competition in her early teens and was the youngest member of the renowned Czechoslovak Chamber Orchestra and at the age of fifteen she toured with them Internationally for seven years. Romana has toured extensively
in Australia with Orchestras and groups from Matthew Fagan’s Gypsy Fire to Jazz, Pop, Gypsy & country groups.

Internationally acclaimed performer Matthew Fagan is one of Australia's most engaging, versatile, fluent and imaginative musicians. Matthew has toured with international celebrities including Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford. Matthew’s virtuosic rendition of Bach’s famous Toccata in D Minor featured on ABC TV.

A tour de force not to be missed!

ROMANA GEERMANS- Violin

Romana Geermans (nee Mazalnova), born in Prague, member of a musical family, twice won the prestigious Kocian International violin competition in her early teens and was the youngest member of the renowned Czechoslovak Chamber Orchestra and at the age of fifteen she toured with them Internationally for seven years. Romana studied under Prof Dr Otoka Stejskal and received her Absolutorium from Conservatorium Prague in 1981. Romana was also involved with the Film music studio in Prague which recorded film scores for American, French, Italian and English films.

In Australia Romana was the concert master for the Orana Chamber Orchestra and played with the Australian Pops Orchestra for several years. Romana has toured extensively in Australia with many different groups including Jazz, Pop, Gypsy and country groups. Romana has performed at the New Caledonia Jazz festival, Major National Jazz festival and has toured with Johnny Chester and Charley Pride. Romana has currently recorded two CD’s and another is underway.

MATTHEW FAGAN- 10 String and 6 String Classical Guitars

Matthew Fagan has long been established as one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar. Matthew has toured with Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole and Michael Crawford. Matthew’s virtuosic rendition of Bach’s famous Toccata in D Minor featured on ABC TV.

Matthew performs regularly in Major Concert Venues nationally and internationally and has performed in more than 120 countries worldwide as a soloist, with orchestra and bands including extensive touring across Europe, South America, Alaska, Canada, China, Japan and South East Asia

Matthew’s music education has been at the Victorian College of the Arts (Performance -Classical and improvisation), Monash University (Ethnomusicology, Composition Education) and a Masters PHD of Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne. Matthew has studied and/or performed with masters John Williams, Paco Pena, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Joe Pass and Tommy Emmanuel amongst others.

‘Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba’. Ibrahim Ferrer- The Original Buena Vista Social Club
“Matthew has the talent comparable to John Williams and diversifies with improvisation like a true gypsy” Melbourne Guitar Festival

The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and or vary advertised programs, venue, prices, seating arrangements and seating capacity.

Sun. 21st
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Wed. 24th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Thu. 25th
 - 5.30pm
otways local produce swap3Otways Local Produce Swap
@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say hi & check out what this event is all about!

Sat. 27th
 - 7-11pm
1801 obvd fundraiserFundraising Concert @ Apollo Bay Youth Club

For objections to Barham Valley resort .

Featuring The Fillmore Brothers; Nick Barker; The Beachniks.

$20 donation.

BYO (no glass).

FEBRUARY 2018

Sat. 3rd
 - 5pm
Apollo Bay Sailing Club Monthly Fundraiser BBQ
@ Apollo Bay Sailing Club - Overlooking the Harbour

sailing club logoThis sailing season the Apollo Bay Sailing Club is organising a series of BBQs with the aim to raise funds towards our desperately needed new duty boat.

We are inviting everyone to come and join in on our BBQ. A chance to chat to us, a chance to grab a bite to eat while supporting one of your local community groups. 

1711 absc bbq1What You Will Get

A Gourmet BBQ, including varieties of salads, meats, fish, and desserts, organised by our culunairy sailing team Heather and Angelika as well as a chance so socialise with our community sailors.

What We Will Get

YOUR SUPPORT towards the Apollo Bay Sailing Club.

What It Will Cost You

In exchange for this three course BBQ, which will certainly replace your need to cook your own dinner, we kindly ask a donation of $15 adults and $10 for under 18.

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We only ask you to let us know in advance if you wish to come and dine with us.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 31st January to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by clicking on "Going" at the Facebook Event so the right amount of food can be organised.

INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, POTENTIAL SAILORS, and anyone else you can things off. EVERYONE IS WELCOME (but, please let us know in advance).

Looking forward to welcoming you to the BBQ!

Sun. 11th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

Wed. 14th
- 9pm
Apollo Bay Sailing Club Movie Night @ the Sailing Club

sailing club logoThis season the Apollo Bay Sailing club will host a series of movie nights in the harbour accessible to the public as one of our FUNDRAISERS for the club.

The screenings chosen feature sailing documentaries that contain story lines of hardship, adventures, and rites of passage.

The location will be the Apollo Bay Sailing Club Clubhouse in the Apollo Bay Harbour near the boatramp.

* Gold coin donation

1802 sailing club movie* Beer & Wine bar Available

* Parking available, but we encourage everyone to come by foot or bike

Tonight's Movie is...

BETWEEN HOME: ODYSSEY OF AN UNUSUAL SEA BANDIT

A high spirited, poetic adventure documentary that chronicle's a young person's rites of passage, from novice sailor to expert in three years of life aged in salt, sun and wind. (runtime: 96min)

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Thu. 15th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Barbara Jackson
Topic: “The Great Transition Town Tale”

Connected community, rewarding community events, making sustainable changes to the way you live. This is happening through the Transition movement in Melbourne’s northeast.

The five Transition Town communities in the municipality of Banyule are learning and working together to bring about change in their community. In the words used by Transition they are engaging with their head, hands and heart to transition to a fossil fuel free future.

Transition occurs at street level as well as neighbourhood, municipal, national and global levels. It is a hands-on movement that is inspired by the power of vision, which Transition calls back-casting.

The collective and the personal play out in friendship, ideas, support, connections and lasting change as ‘transitioners’ aim to create a more sustainable, connected and resilient community.

Barbara has been a committed community worker for over three decades. She has worked in the Northern Territory, Western NSW, Vietnam and Cambodia. Upon returning in 2005, she worked for the City of Whittlesea on the Community Futures project. In 2006, she fully realised the urgent need to prevent global warming. She joined the Nillumbik Climate Action Now group. Through her networks developed during the NCAN years she joined with a group of Montmorency locals to start a Transition Town, which is still going strong.

Barbara has also been heavily involved with the Montmorency Asylum Seeker Support group, the Refugee Council of Australia and the Bridgidine Asylum Seeker Project. She volunteers weekly with the Baptcare Sanctuary for people seeking asylum.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for Barbara to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Fri. 16th
- Sun. 18th
1802 SF HarbourDay programApollo Bay Seafood Festival

ABSF 2018Seas The Day at the 2018 Apollo Bay Seafood Festival’s Harbour Day. Join thousands of seafood lovers from around Australia, and head along the Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay.

The Apollo Bay harbour will come alive at this day-long festival in celebration of the local fishing community, world-class seafood and the authentic sea port where the mountainous Otway Ranges meet the sea. 

Take in the spectacular ocean views from the champagne and oyster deck, enjoy a lobster roll matched with local craft beer, or just enjoy live music over fish and chips.

Down at the water level, the Harbour’s low landing pier will be pulsating with a vibrant program of entertainment and family-friendly food vendors, demonstrations and hands-on workshops, casting competitions and an informative expedition above and below sea level.

Tackle sailing knots, watch the fishing boats arrive with their daily catch, stroll the pier, have a bite and soak up the festival atmosphere. 

museum ocsSeafood Festival at the Apollo Bay Museum

Apollo Bay is now one of Victoria’s remaining fishing ports, let us take you back to when it all began.

We bring you the stories - the people, the fleet, the catch, the boat builders, and the infrastructure that supported their endeavours.

Visit the Apollo Bay Museum, 6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 

Sat. 17th & Sun. 18th February, 2pm to 5pm

Adults $5. Children $1.

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Further information & Tickets at apollobayseafoodfestival.com

Sun. 18th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Wed. 21st
- 2-4pm
U3AThe U3A Apollo Bay Transition Towns Project Discussion
- How Transition Towns could work in Apollo Bay
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan St

Transition Towns is a movement that takes on the big challenges of global warming. As a community we can do a lot to care for the environment, our finite resources and to reduce climate change.

We can build on and help grow the initiatives already working to preserve and care for our environment. To hear more about how we can come together to take on the challenges we have a special guest, Mary Stringer, co-founder of Transition Banyule and part of co-ordinating group for Transition Australia.

Mary has many years of experience in setting up and supporting communities to come together as they help and care for each other, while they are caring for the place where they live.

Mary has a lot she can tell us but she also wants to hear what is important to us in our community. There will be a time to chat over tea and biscuits and to think about how we can make Transition Towns happen in Apollo Bay.

This afternoon session is open to all the community so invite your family, friends and the people in your street to come along. They do not have to be U3A members and we welcome all ages.

Mon. 26th
- 3-5pm
ab p12cApollo Bay P-12 College Working Bee

We have a big dump of mulch arriving soon and need help spreading it

Wed. 28th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

MARCH 2018

Sun. 4th
 - 9-11am
"Clean Up Australia Day" @ Marengo Beach

We have 20 bags issued to us that we hope to fill with little nasties like cigarette butts, bottles, plastic bags and pieces, ropes and fishing line that can be found in the dunes. This will go a long way to protecting our native species both on land and in the water from potential harm and continue to allow us to enjoy the magnificent scenery that is ours to enjoy day in, day out.

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Sun. 4th
 - 9.30am-4pm
transition ab1Demeter Bio Dynamic Field Day at Apollo Bay
U3A Apollo Bay Transition Towns Project Event

Australian Demeter Bio dynamic farming methods are used throughout Australia and the world. In the home garden, orchard or farm, they offer the potential to develop better structured and more fertile soil. The plants you grow improve in flavour and nutritive qualities.

At this field day, you will be introduced to the Biodynamic growing method by an accredited BDGA trainer. A BD compost heap will be built on the day. Completion of the workshop qualifies you to join Biodynamic Growers Australia (BDGA) and have access to Demeter quality biodynamic preparations.

Venue and address given on booking.

Open to all interested persons. Numbers limited to 25. Apollo Bay locality residents to be given preference.

What you will need to bring

A picnic lunch to share with a cup, plate etc. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Chair to sit on.

A garden fork: be prepared to work, so wear your gardening clothes.

A bucket of green waste (vegetable peelings, green leaves, grass clippings etc.)

Cost - $35 per person, payable on booking. (No refunds unless event cancelled, but you can transfer your booking)

U3ABookings - Jannette - Phone (03) 5237 7797 or Mobile 0438 397 020

Enquiries - Stephanie - 0411 193 046, or Keith McCallum BDGA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Wed. 7th
 - 10am-2.30pm
COSHelp the Colac Otway Shire Plan for Community Members Aged Over 50
@ Marrar Woorn, 6 Pengilley Ave

You are invited to attend a consultation session with Colac Otway Shire to have input into the development of the new actions for Council’s 50 Plus and Access Equity and Inclusion Plans.

Lunch Included.

The session will allow you to have input into:

Aligning Council’s 50 Plus and Access Equity and Inclusion Plans with the Council Plan and Health and Wellbeing Plan

Developing key actions for the 50 Plus and Access Equity and Inclusion Plans

RSVP Peter Macdonald
Building Inclusive Communities
Phone: (03) 5232 9424
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sun. 11th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

Thu. 15th
 - 10am, 6pm, 7.15pm
COSPort of Apollo Bay - Service Review - Community Consultation Sessions
@ Marrar Woorn Meeting Room

Colac Otway Shire is conducting a review into the services provided at the Port of Apollo Bay to determine their suitability, compare them to services provided at other local ports, to determine whether they meet the needs of the user community and other stakeholders, and to help determine any future governance and operational models for the Port for the future.

It is intended that a report will go to the June Council Meeting for Council to consider the findings of this service review.

To inform the review, a series of community consultation sessions have been arranged.

If you would like to participate and have your say, 1 hour sessions have been organised as follows -

Port Berth users – morning session 10am

Port Berth users – evening session 6pm

General public stakeholders – evening session 7.15pm

These sessions are focussed on marine services at the Port, meeting users needs and examining future governance and operational models for the Port and will be facilitated by Susan Benedyka from The Regional Development Company.

The sessions are not related to Council’s recent Expression of Interest for a private sector partner to develop other complementary assets at the site.

If you would like to attend, please register your interest through the following methods.

1. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Phone: 5232 9469 – please leave a message if the phone is unattended

3. Drop into the Port office to let port staff know you are attending and which session

Thu. 15th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Alan Cuthbertson
Topic: “Thermal Cameras, Climate Change and the ‘Stop Adani’ Movement”

Alan is a retired computer programmer who runs a small double-glazing business part time. Twelve years ago he became concerned about climate change and started working within his community to help people become more energy efficient. In 2015 he led a group of four people in a 30 day walk from Melbourne to Canberra to deliver a petition asking for action on climate change.

Twelve months ago he became heavily involved in the #StopAdani movement. This grassroots organisation is fighting to stop the Adani Company from opening Australia’s largest coalmine in Qld. The movement has successfully got many banks and engineering companies to walk away from the project. It has also ensured that a one billion dollar concessional loan to the company from the government has been stopped.

However Adani still persists with work in QLD. A group of activists has been active in blockading the work and taking Non Violent Direct Action to stop the mine. In December, Alan was arrested and charged with trespass and refusing a police direction. He now faces fines of $800. He is returning to take further action in Qld this week.

Alan will give a wide-ranging talk on climate change and his involvement in the movement. He will explain why he is willing to break the law to try and save the world for future generations. While our government has ludicrously low targets to address climate change, he will show there is still real hope for renewable energy and electric transport.

Come along to a talk which will be lively and entertaining and will increase your understanding of climate change, the #StopAdani movement and the use of non violent direct action.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for the guest speaker to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Fri. 16th
 - 6.30pm
1803 festival small halls2Festival of Small Halls @ Apollo Bay Community Centre

Featuring Dave Gunning, Clare Ann-Taylor and Georgia Howell.

Tickets $20 or $15 concession or children under 12 free available at Bay of Apostles.

This event will be subsidised by Apollo Bay Arts Inc with help from a grant from Creative Victoria.

The Apollo Bay P-12 College International Trip students will be running the kitchen/bar on the evening so bring your appetites and a thirst for good music and a fun night out!

Fri. 16th
 - Sun. 18th
Apollo Bay School Reunion

16th March: Informal get together at the Brewhouse aka Top Pub on Friday evening.

17th March: RSL at 12pm. Sausage sizzle for light lunch and beverages. Photos will be displayed, if you have any please bring along.

The school was and is a large part of the Apollo Bay Community. We are running a raffle and the proceeds are going to the Apollo Bay Football/Netball club. I'm sure we all had as children some connection to this club and this allows us to give back for the future people of the community.

Jeff Brownrigg who was former teacher of the school is launching his book for the first time in Victoria. What a better place to do this is in Apollo Bay at our School Reunion. The title of the book " Encounter On The Hippie Trail 1971" an elegy for Mrs P.

Meet up at the The Apollo Bay Hotel at 6pm for meal and dance to the live music.

18th March breakfast at the Illuka at 8.30.

Once again The Seaview Motel has offered discount for accomodation. Make sure you mention you are attending the school reunion. Ph (03) 5237 6660.

PLEASE RSVP TO JO LEAHY VIA FACEBOOK, EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or MOB 0427 447 438. WE NEED TO CONFIRM NUMBERS FOR CATERING PURPOSES.

Sat. 17th
 - Sun. 18th
PictureColac Otway Arts Trail

See www.colacotwayartstrail.com for details.

Sun. 18th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Sat. 24th
 - 5pm
Apollo Bay Sailing Club Monthly Fundraiser BBQ
@ Apollo Bay Sailing Club - Overlooking the Harbour

sailing club logoThis sailing season the Apollo Bay Sailing Club is organising a series of BBQs with the aim to raise funds towards our desperately needed new duty boat.

We are inviting everyone to come and join in on our BBQ. A chance to chat to us, a chance to grab a bite to eat while supporting one of your local community groups. 

1711 absc bbq1What You Will Get

A Gourmet BBQ, including varieties of salads, meats, fish, and desserts, organised by our culunairy sailing team Heather and Angelika as well as a chance so socialise with our community sailors.

What We Will Get

YOUR SUPPORT towards the Apollo Bay Sailing Club.

What It Will Cost You

In exchange for this three course BBQ, which will certainly replace your need to cook your own dinner, we kindly ask a donation of $15 adults and $10 for under 18.

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We only ask you to let us know in advance if you wish to come and dine with us.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 28th February to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by clicking on "Going" at the Facebook Event so the right amount of food can be organised.

INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, POTENTIAL SAILORS, and anyone else you can things off. EVERYONE IS WELCOME (but, please let us know in advance).

Looking forward to welcoming you to the BBQ!

Wed. 28th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan Street

See the full agenda here.

Sat. 31st
 - 10am
Easter Egg Hunt @ Apollo Bay Foreshore

Fundraiser for Kinder and CFA

$10 per child

Sat. 31st
 - 4.30pm
Apollo Bay Sailing Club Monthly Fundraiser BBQ
@ Apollo Bay Sailing Club - Overlooking the Harbour

sailing club logoRegardless of the weather ABSC’s Easter Fundraising BBQ will be going ahead. 

The FARE will be similar to the previous bbqs and will include a variety of savoury and sweet items and of course Café 153’s fantastic salads. There will be some gluten free and vegetarian options. Heather and Angelika will aim to have food available by 4.30pm (dependent on race completion time) and will then stagger food delivery.

To assist with catering and avoid disappointment we ask that all those wishing to attend contact Angelika either via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by texting mob: 0418 992 969 by NOON Thursday 29th March.
 
Any RSVP’s after that time may be accepted @ $20 per head (regardless of age). We hope all members will once again support the club by attending and encourage others eg friends and family to come along as well.

Please RSVP ASAP and include whether you need gluten free or vegetarian food!!

1711 absc bbq1What You Will Get

A Gourmet BBQ, including varieties of salads, meats, fish, and desserts, organised by our culunairy sailing team Heather and Angelika as well as a chance so socialise with our community sailors.

What We Will Get

YOUR SUPPORT towards the Apollo Bay Sailing Club.

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What It Will Cost You

In exchange for this three course BBQ, which will certainly replace your need to cook your own dinner, we kindly ask a donation of $15 per adult, $10 u16s.  If RSVP is after the cutoff time it will be $20 per head regardless of age.

INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, POTENTIAL SAILORS, and anyone else you can things off. EVERYONE IS WELCOME (but, please let us know in advance).

Looking forward to welcoming you to the BBQ!

APRIL 2018

Thu. 5th
 - 5.30pm
otways local produce swap3Otways Local Produce Swap
@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Sun. 8th
- 1.30pm
rslApollo Bay RSL AGM @ RSL Club Rooms

All welcome.

Sun. 8th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

Sun. 15th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Mon. 16th
- 10am
museum ocsApollo Bay & District Historical Society Inc. AGM
@ Apollo Bay Museum, 6250 Great Ocean Road

All welcome.

Mon. 16th
 - 10am-4pm
Small Business Bus @ Apollo Bay Foreshore (opposite Newsagency at 135 Great Ocean Rd)

1804 sbbAre you looking to start a small business but not sure how?

Do you own a business and need expert advice on how to grow and thrive?

The Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus is coming to a location near you.

The Small Business Bus offers:

FREE confidential mentoring provided by a small business specialist

ADVICE on developing your business idea, formulating a business plan, marketing your business, improving your understanding of cash flow management and more

Friendly ASSISTANCE from a Small Business Victoria information officer.

INFORMATION about Small Business Victoria’s programs and services

Bookings are essential

Book a session and discover how the Small Business Bus can help you plan, start or grow your business.

Visit business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call the Business Victoria Contact Centre on 13 22 15.

Tue. 17th
- 4-6pm
Have Your Say on the Future of the Great Ocean Road
@ the Apollo Bay Mechanics Institute

The Victorian Government is calling for public submissions on the future management of the Great Ocean Road following the release of an Issues Paper.

See full details here.

Wed. 18th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Thu. 19th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Dr Katrina Binger
Topic: "The Effect of Table Salt on the Immune System"

Dr. Katrina Binger is a biomedical research scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD in 2009 where she studied the underlying mechanisms causing proteins to clump together and cause diseases like Alzheimer's. She has spent the past eight years working on projects related to the functioning of our immune systems, including infectious diseases, and chronic conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension) and autoimmune diseases.

In 2012 she was awarded a prestigious Early Career Fellowship by the Australian government to further her research in Germany. Here, she studied the effect of table salt (sodium chloride) on the immune system. She showed that too much salt in food weakens a specific group of scavenger cells (macrophages), which play a critical role in repairing wounds and combatting inflammation. At the same time, she found that proinflammatory cells - that is, cells that cause inflammation - responded positively to a higher salt intake. The overall result of these seemingly contradictory studies is that salt pushes the immune system out of balance by boosting inflammatory cells, and inhibiting cells that stop inflammation.

Since returning to Australia in 2015, Dr. Binger has been focussing on understanding the underlying mechanisms causing the response of immune cells to high salt. Her hope is that this information can be used to develop drugs to combat a variety of diseases: to enhance our immune system to fight pathogens, or prevent salt's deleterious effects and treat hypertension and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Binger will discuss some of her latest findings and talk about what being a biomedical scientist is really like, and why supporting young researchers is so important for Australia.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for the guest speaker to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Sun. 22nd
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Station Beach Clean Up

Meet at Bimbi Park.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch and gumboots.

All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

Sat. 28th
 - 4.30-7pm
Apollo Bay Sailing Club Monthly Fundraiser BBQ
@ Apollo Bay Sailing Club - Overlooking the Harbour

sailing club logoWe hope all members will once again support the club by attending and encourage others eg friends and family to come along as well.

To assist with catering and avoid disappointment we ask that all those wishing to attend contact Angelika either via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by texting mob: 0418 992 969 by Wednesday 25th April.

Please RSVP ASAP and include whether you need gluten free or vegetarian food!!

1711 absc bbq1What You Will Get

A Gourmet BBQ, including varieties of salads, meats, fish, and desserts, organised by our culunairy sailing team Heather and Angelika as well as a chance so socialise with our community sailors.

What We Will Get

YOUR SUPPORT towards the Apollo Bay Sailing Club.

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What It Will Cost You

In exchange for this three course BBQ, which will certainly replace your need to cook your own dinner, we kindly ask a donation of $15 per adult, $10 u16s.  If RSVP is after the cutoff time it will be $20 per head regardless of age.

INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, POTENTIAL SAILORS, and anyone else you can things off. EVERYONE IS WELCOME (but, please let us know in advance).

Looking forward to welcoming you to the BBQ!

MAY 2018

Thu. 3rd
 - 5.30pm
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@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Sat. 5th
1805 aborc nav rideApollo Bay & Otway Riding Club
Julie Rimmer Memorial Navigation Ride @ Forrest

BBQ dinner and on-site camping available.

Click on the poster for full details.

ENTRIES CLOSE: 25th of April 2018

ENTRIES TO: Event Secretary,: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PO Box 1, Apollo Bay

Tue. 8th
- 7pm
Pop Up Choir Concert @ Apollo Bay Community Centre, Whelan St

The Bendigo Bank and Apollo Bay Choir bring you A POP UP CHOIR CONCERT with all proceeds going to the School kids' International Trip.

Featuring special guests Georgia and Grace.

7pm on Tuesday the 8th of May at the Community Hall, Whelan Street.

$10 per person, kids free!

Raising funds to donate to the trip to India. Bring drinks and nibbles and hear the choir's fabulous new repertoire.

One of our songs 'All at Sea' has never been performed outside the UK. Come and hear your friends and neighbours singing close harmonies in four and five part arrangements. When was the last time you were serenaded by candlelight.

Thu. 17th May
 - 5.30pm
1705 gorrfGreat Ocean Road Running Festival - Volunteers' Briefing
@ Apollo Bay Hotel

Come and collect your t-shirts and snack packs and get instructions for your volunteering duties this weekend.

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Thu. 17th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Dr Lesley Cadzow
Topic: “Medical Mysteries of the Antarctic”

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Lesley is our locum doctor at Apollo Bay medical practice for the next four weeks.  She loves the opportunity that locum work gives her to meet many fascinating people and explore the Australian bush.

Early in her career Lesley discovered going to work by plane first as a paediatric doctor in New Zealand, later with the Royal flying Doctor service in Alice Springs and Broken Hill.  Privileged to work in many indigenous communities in the desert she has also been a rural and remote doctor on many of Australia’s wonderful islands.   Lesley has also explored the wild islands of Scotland, searched out walrus and polar bears in the Arctic, and experienced the complex cultures of Papua New Guinea.

Becoming a ship’s doctor and nature guide introduced her to the polar regions.   She was captivated by the wildlife of South Georgia, where elephant seals guard their harems, and king penguins dodge fur seals.

In the Antarctic she climbed icy peaks that form the backdrop for icebergs, penguin antics and humpback blows.  She has returned over twenty times in the past ten years. “What a spectacular place to do a polar plunge into near freezing water” Lesley says, “despite leopard seals and frozen extremities!“  She loves driving Zodiacs in the wildest weathers and waters.  “How special is it to have been stalked by a pod of orcas, or to have a hump back whale lean gently on the side of the inflatable!”

Lesley invites you to be become part of a select band of Antarctic detectives!   We will explore some of its perplexing mysteries:

  • What really caused Shackleton’s collapse?
  • Which doctor saved his whole ship from madness?
  • What do Scott’s ponies have to do with zombie pathogens?

The success of our expedition depends on you!

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for the guest speaker to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Sat. 19th May
 - Sun. 20th
1705 gorrfGreat Ocean Road Running Festival

Formerly known as the Great Ocean Road Marathon, the event has grown to allow runners of all ages and fitness levels to participate in events ranging from the 1.5km Kid’s Gallop all the way up to the 60km Ultra Marathon. In order to make the event an even better weekend away for runners and their support crew, be it family or friends, we’re bringing you even more things to do in Apollo Bay & Lorne than ever before.

The spectacular setting of the iconic Great Ocean Road makes the Great Ocean Road Running Festival a must-do for your running checklist. Whether you’re travelling from regional Victoria, interstate or from around the world, this Festival based in Apollo Bay & Lorne is a great destination for a running weekend away.

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Participants rave about the friendly, local feel of the event, with many coming back year after year. If you’re looking for your next big challenge, this is it.

Fundraise for the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation while you enjoy your run.

Sun. 20th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Sun. 20th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

Wed. 23rd
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Sun. 27th
- 3.30pm
1805 soireeMusic Soiree
@ Seacroft Chapel, 4990 Great Ocean Road, Sugarloaf

Ella Summers
Estelle Shircore Barker
Leon Kennedy

and friends

Join us at 3:30pm for tea and cake
Performance begins at 4pm

Program includes works by Saint-Saëns, Beethoven and Alter Bridge.

JUNE 2018

Fri. 1st
 - 6pm
abrar logoABRAR Fundraising Film Night

Join us for THE STAGING POST, an uplifting and unforgettable film.

Stuck in Indonesia after Australia ‘stopped the boats’ two Afghan Hazara refugees built a community and started the school that inspired a refugee education revolution.

A real-life, real-time documentary, The Staging Post is about friendship, connection and the power of community.

Date: Friday 1st June 6pm

Supper: Hot soup with crusty bread and cakes & slices. Fresh fruit.

Drinks: at bar prices

Place: Captains at the Bay, Pascoe Street

Tickets: $25.00 Bay of Apostles or Galapagos Books

Or call to reserve yours - Sylvia: 0427 568 838 ~ Ali: 0418 395 205 

Sat. 2nd & Sun. 3rd
 - 8am-3pm
ABSLSClogoApollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club IRB Carnival - Premiership Series 4

Spectacular Rubber Ducky Racing in front of the Surf Club.

Please note that participant vehicles will be in use around the Surf Club vicinity all weekend.

Tue. 5th
 - 6pm
1806 solar programColac Community Solar Program Information Session @ COPACC

Colac Otway Shire Council is supporting a community solar and battery bulk-buy program.

Buying solar PV and battery systems in bulk will give our community access to discounted prices on quality solar and battery storage systems.

The aim of the program is to make the process of installing solar simple and easy.

To learn about how solar and batteries work and how the bulk-buy program will run, an information session will be held:

When: Tuesday 5th June at 6pm

Where: COPACC

RSVP: at shinehub.com.au/geelong

This project is running across the Geelong, Surf Coast and Otway region. It is being led by Geelong Sustainability, a not-for-profit, with local support from the Colac Otway Sustainability Group.

Thu. 7th
 - 5.30pm
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@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Sat. 9th,
Sun. 10th
Thu. 14th
COSColac Otway Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy Community Workshops

The workshop dates are:

Forrest: Facilitated Community Workshop, Sat. 9 June, 10am to 12pm, Forrest Primary School

Kennett River: Facilitated Community Workshop, Sat. 9 June, 2-4pm, Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club Bunkhouse

Wye River and Separation Creek: Facilitated Community Workshop, Sun. 10 June, 9.30-11.30am, Wye River CFA

Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, and Lavers Hill: Facilitated Community Workshop, Sun. 10 June, 1.30-3.30pm, Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall

All towns: Drop-in session in Apollo Bay, Thu. 14 June, 3-6pm, Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall TBC

See here for full details.

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Sun. 10th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

Sat. 16th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Johanna Revegetation

Meet at Johanna day visitor carpark.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch and gumboots.  All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

See the Friends of Otway National Park page for further details.

Thu. 21st
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Dr Lindsay Sparrow
Topic: "Proteins in CSIRO (Wool, Blood Cells, Diabetes)"

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Do you know which Protein this is? 

Come and find out!

Dr Lindsay Sparrow worked with the CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry, first on the structure of wool. He then took up the challenge of attempting to isolate and characterise a protein thought to be a controlling factor important for the production of certain blood cells. 

Lindsay will describe some aspects of his work involving the structure of wool, the formation of blood cells and a protein important in diabetes and relevant to its treatment.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for Lindsay to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Wed. 27th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

JULY 2018

Thu. 5th
 - 5.30pm
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@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Sun. 8th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

Sun. 15th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Wed. 18th
 - 6.30pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park AGM
@ Park Victoria Office, Cnr Oak & Montrose Aves

Supper provided.  New members welcome.

Please contact Pip on 0417 582 407 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and to register your interest in attending (for catering purposes).

Thu. 19th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Doug Gimesy
Topic: “Getting Great Travel Images” 

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Doug is an award winning conservation and wildlife photographer based in Melbourne who creates work that can positively influence the world. Doug has published in National Geographic, Australian Geographic, New York Times, Fairfax media and NewsCorp publications. He is also a Nikon (Australia) instructor.

Initially trained as a zoologist, then later completing a Masters of Environment and a Masters of Bioethics, when not taking photographs, Doug is also a governor for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Australia and chairs the Victorian Alliance for Platypus Safe Yabby Traps.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for Doug to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Wed. 25th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Tue. 31st
 - 5.30-8.30pm
1807 seacroft eveningDinner & Musical Evening @ Seacroft Chapel

World renowned saxophonist Philippe Geiss will be part of a musical cabaret and dinner evening, including food by Apollo Bay P-12 College's International Trip students (curries, flatbreads and desserts).

Tickets will be available very soon, but it would be worth writing the event on your calendar, an opportunity like this doesn't come along very often!

Adults: $25 Kids: $15

Hosted by Seacroft, 4990 Great Ocean Road, Sugarloaf.

AUGUST 2018

Wed. 1st,
- 5.30pm
PUBLIC MEETING Regarding the Great Ocean Road
@ Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club

This will be an information session for the community with DELWP outlining plans for the future management of the foreshore and then they will be available for one on one discussions.

Peter Brown (CEO Colac Otway Shire), Mayor Joe McCracken, Sarah Henderson MP, Richard Riordan MP and members of the Otway Coast Committee will be in attendance.

VicRoads, DELWP and  Lily D”Ambrosio MP (State Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change) have also been invited.

In the lead up to this meeting OTWAY FORUM has placed a number of technical reports relevant to the issues in Apollo Bay on the website www.forum.apollobay.org.au. Please read these reports so that you are aware of all the issues involved in this complex situation.

Thu. 2nd
 - 5.30pm
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@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Fri. 3rd,
Sat. 4th,
Sun. 5th
Thu. 9th
COS
Colac Otway Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy Community Workshops

Join us at one of the following sessions:

  • Forrest drop-in session
    • Friday, 3 August - 3pm-5pm, Forrest General Store
  • Apollo Bay drop-in sessions
    • Saturday, 4 August 2018 - 9am–12pm, Apollo Bay Community Market or
    • Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 3.30pm-6pm, Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House, Pengilley Avenue
  • Kennett River workshop
    • Saturday, 4 August 2018 - 2.30-4.30pm, Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club Bunkhouse (off Grey River Road)
  • Wye River drop-in session
    • Sunday 5 August, 9.30am – 11.30am, Wye River Surf Life Saving Club

See here for full details.

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Sat. 4th
- 5pm
ABSLSClogoApollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club @ Apollo Bay SLSC

A reminder to members the the Apollo Bay SLSC will be holding their 66th AGM on Saturday 4 August at 5pm.  Drinks and finger food will be available at the conclusion of the meeting.

We would like to encourage members to contribute to the CLUB MEMBER AWARDS.  

These awards recognise:

Best Club Member

Best Individual Effort

Best New Member

Encouragement Award

Please remember to ensure you are a 2018 / 2019 Financial Member if you intend to nominate.

Any questions please contact Yvette Hill on 0407 365 961.

Fri. 10th - Sun. 12th
1808 wwWinterWild Festival Apollo Bay

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Sun. 12th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

See more about Otway Forum here.

Wed. 15th
 - 4pm
COSSPECIAL Council Meeting re Proposed Barham River Rd Resort
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre (Senior Citizens Centre)

PROPOSED TOURIST RESORT DEVELOPMENT AT 275 BARHAM RIVER ROAD, APOLLO BAY (PP169/2017‐1)

See the full agenda here.

Sun. 19th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Sun. 19th
 - 10am-2pm
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Johanna Revegetation

CANCELLED due to bad weather. 

Please contact Gary @ Parks Vic for another date for this activity.

See the Friends of Otway National Park page for further details.

Wed. 22nd
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ Beeac Recreation Reserve Hall

See the full agenda here.

Thu. 23rd
- 9.30am-12noon
COSFree Training Session for Event Organisers

This free training session for Colac Otway event organisers featuring guest presenter Caroline Moore, Program Director of the Port Fairy Folk Festival, will cover the topics of event waste management and public liability insurance.

This is a great opportunity to gain insight into staging a successful event and meet other local event organisers.

For more information visit www.colacotway.vic.gov.au or contact Council’s Event Officer on (03) 5232 9400.

Fri. 24th - Sun. 26th
1808 wwWinterWild Festival Apollo Bay

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Thu. 6th
 - 5.30pm
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@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Sun. 9th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

See more about Otway Forum here.

Sun. 9th
- 3.30pm
1809 soireeMusic Soiree
@ Seacroft Chapel, 4990 Great Ocean Road, Sugarloaf

Ella Summers
Estelle Shircore Barker
Leon Kennedy

and friends

Join us at 3:30pm for tea and cake
Performance begins at 4pm

Program includes works by Prokofiev, Bach and Alter Bridge.

Wed. 12th
- 11am & 7pm
Thu. 13th
- 7pm
1809 lhk12 aladdin2Lavers Hill College prodution of Disney Aladdin
@ Lavers Hill Hall

Tickets - $6 Children, $12 Adults - can be purchased from the Lavers Hill College office (03) 5237 3213 or at the door.

The Wednesday Matinee is SOLD OUT.

Fri. 14th
 - 6pm
Meet the Greens Polwarth Candidate @ Iluka Restaurant

Come and Meet the Greens Polwarth candidate Dr Courtney Gardner and enjoy acoustic music from local artists.

From 6pm $20 includes pizza and a drink.

If you don't want to eat come at 7:30pm and pay $5 to enjoy the music.

Sat. 15th
 - 7.30pm
1809 sing for joy concertPOSTPONED
Sing for Joy Concert @ the Anglican Church

POSTPONED due to illness.
We have rescheduled the concert for Saturday, 10th November @ 7.30pm at the Anglican church. We are sorry for the inconvenience but unable to sing for joy with members of the ukuholics sick at present.

Featuring The Otway Ukaholics and Seasonal Singers.

$10 ($8 conc.) entry - proceeds to the Apollo Bay Aquatic Centre

Supper available - proceeds to Apollo Bay P-12 College International Trip

Sun. 16th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Mon. 17th - 10am<
Tue. 18th - 9.30am
Thu. 20th - 9.30am
Fri. 21st - 9.30am
275 Barham River Road Tourist Resort Planning Panel Hearings
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan Street

Planning Panels Victoria will be holding the Hearings examining the application for a tourist resort at 275 Barham River Road, Apollo Bay commencing at 10am on Monday 17th September.

The Hearings are scheduled for September 17, 18, 20 and 21, then resuming October 8, 9, 10, 11 and 15. See the full timetable here.

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There will be live commentary each day at 5pm on the Hearing proceedings on Apollo Bay Radio 87.6FM.

The Apollo Bay Community Website Inc. have removed the DWELP logo this listing and apologise for any misunderstanding this may have caused.

Thu. 20th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Dr Alicia Kennedy
Topic: “Cherished Pets: Supporting Pets and People”

Inspired by her work with another change-maker, primatologist Dr Jane Goodall at the Jane Goodall Institute in China, Alicia founded Cherished Pets in 2015, a unique enterprise that supports pets and people through all life stages and enables the human-animal bond to flourish. 

Through Cherished Pets, Alicia helps solve some of the challenges that relate to supporting the pets of vulnerable people, including elderly, disabled, mentally unwell, homeless and victims of domestic violence. “Jane Goodall became the voice in my head.  Time spent working with Jane gave me the opportunity to reflect on my own experiences and capabilities, and the courage to found my own social enterprise.”

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The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to place your food order from the fixed price ($20) or the regular menu, and be seated for Alicia to commence at 7pm. Pink boxes are placed on each table for optional donations which are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend please contact to Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Fri. 21st
- 12 midday
Otway Road Safe Meeting @ Apollo Bay CFA

21st September at 12 midday.

The Otway Road Safe group usually meet the last Friday of the month in Colac. This month they will be having their meeting in Apollo Bay in the meeting room at the CFA station.

If you have a road safety issue that you would like addressed please attend.

Lunch is provided.

See here for more information or contact Liz O'Carroll on 0409 523 771.

Wed. 26th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

OCTOBER 2018

Fri. 5th
 - 10am-2pm
FREE School Holiday Activity @ Marrar Woorn

For ages 12 and up.

Come along to a free art workshop at Marrar Woorn to create and enter a piece of artwork in the youth exhibition as part of the Colac Otway Arts Trail!

Create a piece of art that best represents your experience as a young person.

Snacks will be provided!

Come along between 10-2pm on Friday 5th October to get crafting!

Presented by Colac Youth Hub at Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House - 6 Pengilley Ave, Apollo Bay

Thu. 4th
 - 5.30pm
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@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Mon. 8th - 10am
Tue. 9th - 9.30am
Wed. 10th - 9.30am
Thu. 11th - 9.30am
Mon. 15th - 10am
275 Barham River Road Tourist Resort Planning Panel Hearings
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan Street

Planning Panels Victoria will be continuing the Hearings examining the application for a tourist resort at 275 Barham River Road, Apollo Bay commencing at 10am on Monday 8th October.

3abr v2The Hearings are scheduled for September 17, 18, 20 and 21, then resuming October 8, 9, 10, 11 and 15. See the full timetable here.

See here for further information about the Hearings.

There will be live commentary each day at 5pm on the Hearing proceedings on Apollo Bay Radio 87.6FM.

Mon. 8th, 10am, 1.30pm
Tue. 9th - 1.30pm
copaccBig Tops & Tiny Tots @ Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall

Roll up!  Rollup!

Luth’s on an action packed circus adventure… but she needs your help!

1809 copacc bttt 2She’s looking for energetic, giggle-ready 3-6 year-olds to help her to solve a whole host of fun physical challenges in this smile-inducing, interactive show.

Walking the tightrope between circus and magic, Big Tops & Tiny Tots is a non-stop whirlwind of plate-spinning, hula hooping and unicycling fun!

After 45 minutes of endless giggling, you’ll be somersaulting out the door ready to set off on your very own circus adventure.

COPACC Manager Tamzin McLennan encouraged families to come along and immerse themselves in the "wonderful silliness".

"This show has been developed to align with the Early Years Learning Framework, and it encourages children to explore their balance, communication skills and healthy choices, all while engrossed with larrikin circus acts,” she said.

COPACC is presenting three shows of Big Tops & Tiny Tots as part of its 2018 Education Outreach program - on Monday 8 October at 10am at the Beeac Hall and 2pm at the Forrest Hall, and on Tuesday 9 October at 1.30pm at the Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall.

UNFORTUNATELY THE APOLLO BAY SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED

All tickets are $16 and can be purchased at the COPACC Cinemas Box Office or online at www.copacc.com.au.

Enquiries - Tamzin McLennan - (03) 5232 9493,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sun. 14th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

See more about Otway Forum here.

Wed. 17th
- 4pm
abacApollo Bay Aquatic Centre AGM @ Apollo Bay Pool, Costin Street

NOW IN THE SCHOOL ART ROOM (DUE TO RAIN)

Please join us for our AGM on Wednesday 17 October at the outdoor but heated pool at 4 pm.

Come along and check it out and browse the plans for the structure for which construction is planned to begin after Easter.

All welcome!  Register your interest here.

Thu. 18th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Prof. M. Lindsay Grayson MB BS, MD, MSc (Harvard), FRACP, FAFPHM, FRCP, FRCP (Edin), FIDSA
Topic: Superbugs: How Do You Prepare for a World Without Antibiotics?

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Professor Grayson is Director of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Austin Hospital, Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Honorary Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.  He is also Director of Hand Hygiene Australia, the body responsible for the implementation of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative in which all public and private Australian hospitals report their rates of hand hygiene compliance.  He has chaired and been a member of numerous committees in the field of infectious diseases and their control as well as being the author and editor of many publications on the subject.

Professor Grayson has a longstanding research interest in antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance, particularly relating to enterococci and staphylococci.  He is a keen environmentalist, furniture builder and part-time sheep farmer at Apollo Bay, Victoria.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for Prof. Grayson to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Sun. 21st
 - 9am-1pm
1810 tt remakery posterTransition Town Towns "Remakery" @ Apollo Bay Farmers Market

Come and join us at the Farmer’s Market at the Youth Club Hall this Sunday 21st October, 9am-1pm.

The “experts” will be on hand to help you with those small repair jobs that will give new life to things broken, with holes, tears or missing buttons, zips etc..

Sewing, knitting, crochet, small solder jobs. Let’s see if we can help reduce the “throw away” reaction to things in need of repair or that could be remade into something new.

Sun. 21st
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Sun. 21st
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Great Ocean Walk Exploration

We are proposing to do the section of the Great Ocean Walk from Parker River to Cape Otway (4.5km). There is an option to do the smaller section from Point Franklin to Cape Otway (3.2km).

Meeting at 10am at the Parker River car park.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch.  All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

See the Friends of Otway National Park page for further details.

Sun. 21st
 - 10.30am
1810 walk for feethamWalk for Feetham

There will be a FREE bus service from the Surf Club which will take you to the Marriner’s Lookout Carpark. ORA Coffee will be located in the car park so bring some money if you’re wanting a hot beverage.

Everyone welcome.

The initial public speeches will take place in the carpark, followed by a walk to the top of the lookout for an aerial photograph.

A FRIENDLY REMINDER: There are no public toilet facilities at Marriner’s Lookout, however there at 2 public bathrooms either side of the Surf Club.

Wed. 24th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan Street

See the full agenda here.

Wed. 24th
- 7-9.30pm
1810 business waste forumOtway Business Waste Forum @ Apollo Bay Hotel

Transition Towns will host Otway's largest Waste Forum featuring industry experts & guest speakers from local small businesses.

They will share their success stories on reducing waste, how they have gained efficiencies, costs savings & met the demands of the ‘green consumer'.

A variety of sustainable packaging  solutions will be on display for business to look at.

The evening will conclude with question and answer session.

Light refreshments provided.

Together, through small steps, we can make the Otway's a greener place!

Today's waste can become tomorrow's future.

REGISTER now for FREE on Eventbrite OR contact Margie Flanaghan 0402 208 631 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RSVP 20th October.

Sun. 28th
- 1.30pm
1810 tab posterApollo Bay Transition Town Forum
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan St

Find out what amazing work has been done since we had the first Open Forum on the 6th of May.  

Groups were formed around common interests and concerns about the environment, sustainability and the impact of climate change on our town.  The Energy Group, Artisan Coast Group and the Waste Management Group will let us know what they have achieved so far.  

Other priority ideas that are still in the development stage include establishing a Social Enterprise, a Community Skills Register, exploring farming from the sea, improving housing sustainability and affordability, reclaiming Heathfield Estate for public use, improving community Knowledge Transfer, Local Production of Food and Fibre, setting up a Repair Café and Organic Agriculture.

We invite your participation and involvement in keeping the momentum going!

1.30pm for a 2pm start.  Afternoon tea will be served on arrival.

Please RSVP by Monday 22 October (for catering purposes).

REGISTER now for FREE on Eventbrite OR contact Pip on 0417 582 407 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NOVEMBER 2018

Thu. 1st
 - 5.30pm
otways local produce swap3Otways Local Produce Swap
@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Sun. 4th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Blanket Bay Rockpool Exploration

Meet at Blanket Bay day visitor car park.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch.  All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

See the Friends of Otway National Park page for further details.

Sat. 10th
 - 7.30pm
1809 sing for joy concertSing for Joy Concert @ the Anglican Church

Featuring The Otway Ukaholics and Seasonal Singers.

$10 ($8 conc.) entry - proceeds to the Apollo Bay Aquatic Centre

Supper available - proceeds to Apollo Bay P-12 College International Trip

Sun. 11th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

See more about Otway Forum here.

Mon. 12th
 - 7pm
COSBeech Forest Public Meeting @ Beech Forest Hall

A public meeting will be held at the Beech Forest Hall on Monday 12 November at 7.00pm for the purpose of appointing a Community Asset Committee to manage the Beech Forest Hall and Beech Forest Recreation Reserve. 

The meeting will be a discussion on the committee’s structure, process for appointing members of the committee and timelines for implementation.

For enquiries please contact Peter Macdonald at Colac Otway Shire Council on (03) 5232 9424.

Thu. 15th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for the guest speaker to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details about the Discussion Group meetings.

Sun. 18th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Wed. 28th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

DECEMBER 2018

Thu. 6th
 - 5.30pm
otways local produce swap3Otways Local Produce Swap
@ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Sun. 9th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal and the harbour redevelopment.

Get involved and find out what’s really going on!

See more about Otway Forum here.

Wed. 12th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Sun. 16th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

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