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Apollo Bay Calendar

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JANUARY 2019

Wed. 26th Dec
- Fri. 4th Jan
- 11am-4pm daily
1812 ab art show42nd Apollo Bay Art Show
@ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Whelan Street
& Arts Inc. Gallery, Mechanics Hall

Apollo Bay Arts Inc. is hosting its 42nd annual Art Show.

Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture.

Entrance Fee: Adults $3, Children Free

Tue. 8th - Sat. 12th
 1901 tackersLearn 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/ 

Sat. 12th
- 2pm
Community Fireguard Meeting
@ Marrar Woorn Community Centre, 6 Pengilley Avenue, Apollo Bay

Wild Dog Rd, Tiger Lane, Barham River 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.

Enquiries: Jane (03) 5237 6335

Sun. 13th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal, coastal erosion and the harbour redevelopment.

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

Mon. 14th
- Mon. 21st
1901 summer by the sea1Summer by the Sea on the Otway Coast

Free activities.

For further information and to book go to summerbythesea.vic.gov.au.

Tue. 15th
- 7.30-9pm
Film Night - Whale Chasers
@ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Whelan St

Watch the acclaimed film The Whale Chasers and hear from DELWP Wildlife Officer Ian Westhorpe.

This is a free event and is suitable for all ages. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by an accompanying adult.

See here for more info.

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

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Sat. 26th
 - 10.15pm
Australia Day Fireworks @ Apollo Bay Foreshore

10.15pm for approx 10 minutes.

Wed. 30th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

FEBRUARY 2019

Fri. 1st
Sat. 2nd
Sun. 3rd
COSDraft Tourism, Parking and Traffic Strategy Drop-in Sessions

Colac Otway Shire Council has prepared the draft Colac Otway Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy for Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, Marengo, Wye River, Separation Creek, Lavers Hill, Forrest, and Kennett River. A draft of the Kennett River Tourism Parking and Traffic Strategy has also been prepared as a standalone document for Kennett River.

The draft strategies will be on public exhibition from Mon. 7 Jan to Fri. 15 Mar 2019 on the Shire's website.

Drop-in information sessions about the draft Strategy will be held at the following times:

FORREST – Fri. 1 Feb - 3pm - 5pm, Forrest General Store

APOLLO BAY – Sat. 2 Feb - 9–11.30am, Community Market, Foreshore

SKENES CREEK – Sat. 2 Feb - 12noon–2pm, Beachfront Caravan Park, Skenes Creek

KENNETT RIVER – Sat. 2 Feb - 3-5pm, Kafe Koala, Kennett River

WYE RIVER – Sun. 3 Feb - 9–11am, Wye River Surf Life Saving Club

LAVERS HILL – Sun. 3 Feb - 2–4pm, Lavers Hill Hall

See here for further information.

Sat. 2nd
- 2-4pm
1902 sos solar dropinSouthern Otways Sustainable Solar Energy Community Drop-in
@ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay

Have you ever wondered…

Is it true that I can reduce my power bills if I install solar panels?

Batteries, are they worth the cost?

Can I take part in the community bulk buy scheme?

Am I eligible for the $2,225 Vic Government solar rebate?

…then Drop-in

Whether you are a resident, holiday home owner, business person or member of a local community group, this is a fantastic opportunity as the Federal and State Governments are offering great subsidies and financing for you to make the move to renewable energy!

If you have a solar array installed (either here, elsewhere, on-grid, off-grid, now or in the past) it would be great if you could join us at the event to share your experiences with others. We have a table set aside for folks who would like a personal view on what installing solar means (rather than a technical overview or a sales pitch). Any support which you are able to provide between 2-4 would be greatly appreciated even if it's only for a short time.

facebookfindusWe will also have an info table on the Apollo Bay foreshore on Sat 26 Jan from 9:00 - 12:00. 

Always looking for folks to help setup and manage these events on the day.

transition ab2You will feel good and the planet will thank you for it!

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

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal, coastal erosion and the harbour redevelopment.

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

Tue. 12th
 - 1.30-4.30pm
U3AApollo Bay U3A 2019 Registration Day
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, Whelan Street

Register as a U3A member to attend courses at no extra cost (exceptions may be for materials or for transport). $20 per person per annum.

Bookings for term 1 will open on 12 February, come along and chat to presenters. Afternoon tea will be available.  

Information and bookings: Penelope Calcutt 0473009300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri. 15th
- 6pm
Community Meeting on International Driver Safety @ Apollo Bay Bowls Club

Convened by Sarah Henderson MP. All welcome.

Sat. 16th
1902 seabinsSeabins for the Harbour & Beach Cleanup
@ Apollo Bay Harbour

Come and join us to see how much rubbish we can collect off of our beautiful beach in ONE hour. The rubbish will be displayed at the Fisheries stand at the Seafood Festival to raise awareness of the impact of plastic in our oceans.

Sat 16 Feb, 9am, ‘Mothers Wall’ beach entrance at harbour.

Bags provided. BYO gloves if you have them.

We are also hoping to raise enough money to buy a Seabin for Apollo Bay harbour, a revolutionary ocean cleaning floating rubbish bin that operates 24/7 catching all floating debris in the water.

For donations please go to au.gofundme.com/sea-bin-apollo-bay  or visit us at the Victorian Fisheries Authority stand at the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival Harbour Day. Thank you!

For more details: Nancy & Mark Kininmonth 0405 495 909

Sat. 16th
1902 sf harbour dayApollo Bay Seafood Festival Harbour Day @ Apollo Bay Harbour

Seafood Market - Pop Up Restaurants - Music - Kids Program - Workshops - Sailing + much more

1902 sf salty dog barApollo Bay Sailing Club - Salty Dog Bar

Famous Oyster Shooters, Gourmet hot dogs; Ice cold beer & drinks.

Relax on our dog friendly lawn.

Bean bags, plenty of shade, Aussie music.

Sun. 17th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers marketsofc

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Wed. 20th
- 5pm
1902 formidable vegetableFormidable Vegetable @ Apollo Bay Community Garden

Sausage sizzle and warm up music from 5pm.

Formidable Vegetable on from 6pm.

$5 per adult, children free.

Presented by....

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Thu. 21st
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Andrew Connor, Lecturer in Ancient History, Monash University
Topic: “Looking for the ‘Real’ Kleopatra: Queen, Enemy of Rome and Legend”

1902 dg kleopatraKleopatra VII, the last ruler of the mighty Ptolemaic Empire, is one of the most instantly recognisable figures from antiquity. Her deeds or legends, legacy and identity are debated around the world. The image that predominates is of a beautiful, extravagant seductress, often clad—if clothed—in very little at all, and played by Elizabeth Taylor (or Vivien Leigh).

But what did ancient historians and archaeologists know about the “real” Kleopatra? Building on surviving literature, everyday texts preserved on papyrus, sculpture, coinage, and more, we will view Kleopatra as ruler of a vast, still-powerful monarchy and associated bureaucracy, as a powerful woman in a time of nearly unbridled patriarchy, as a survivor in a real-life “game of thrones,” and as a target of vicious Roman propaganda blaming her for the outbreak of war between Augustus and Marc Antony. How was she remembered by a Roman culture that hated and was captivated by her, and by later works - mediaeval Islamic scholars, Renaissance painters, and modern filmmakers? In short: once we strip away the layers of confusion, misogyny, and legend, who really was Kleopatra?

Andrew Connor is the Lecturer in Ancient History in the Centre for Ancient Cultures at Monash University. His work focuses on the temples of Roman Egypt - their economic infrastructure, relationship with the Roman state, and eventual collapse in the 3rd century CE. He completed his PhD in Ancient History in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, and taught at the Cincinnati and Xavier University before heading to Australia. He currently teaches Roman, Classical Greek, and Hellenistic history and archaeology, along with Greek and Latin language, at the 1st year through Honours levels. He publishes editions of documentary texts preserved on papyri on topics from the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods in Egypt. He lives in Elwood, and in his free time is a member of the Port Melbourne Football Club.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to place your food order and be seated for Andrew to commence at 7pm. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink bowls are 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. 22nd
- 8pm
1902 rank outsidersRank Outsiders - Album Launch @ Apollo Bay Hotel

Matty Orchard's band, The Rank Outsiders, is launching their new album.

It's coming out on CD and a special limited edition vinyl.

With special guests...

- Ted O'Neil & Fitzy duo

- Georgia Howell - EP launch

The Rank Outsiders' and Georgia's releases were both recorded right here in the Apollo Bay P-12 College House Of Rock studios.

We'd love to see you there.

Sun. 24th
- 3-5pm
A Universal solution for Peace @ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre

1902 lph roadtripHosted by Love Peace Harmony Road Trip...

Our family has been travelling Australia for over a year, and will continue till 2020, spreading a global peace movement we not only believe can heal the world, but we can prove it!

This presentation uses the latest scientific research to prove that when large groups of people unite, and create elevated, coherent, heart based emotions, we can intentionally influence the field that sustains all life on the planet.

This presentation will empower anyone who feels helpless in the world, and presents evidence that shows we each posses the internal technology to create lasting change.

facebookfindusThis is a none religious, neutral, measurable scientific solution for peace. Be a part of over 1.5 billion people, consciously uniting to create lasting change on our beautiful planet, and bring universal peace to the whole.

Wed. 27th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre

See the full agenda here.

MARCH 2019

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

Latest news on the Barham resort proposal, coastal erosion and the harbour redevelopment.

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

Wed. 13th
- 6-7pm
COSCOS Grants Program Information Session @ Marrar Woorn

The Colac Otway Shire Grants Program 2019-20 provides one-off financial grants to assist in funding projects that benefit the wider community and help in achieving goals and outcomes consistent with Council’s objectives.

See here for further details.

Sat. 16th
1903 ab show1Apollo Bay & District Agricultural Show

See here for full details.

Sun. 17th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers marketsofc

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Thu. 21st
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Ray Nichols
Topic: “Preparing the Noose: Trump’s Troubles & the Democrats’ Resurgence”

So much of moment is happening in America’s politics that we must try to make sense of it, and we must do so by understanding the peculiar nature of the Presidency, the Congress, and the parties.

First – a President has enormous power, and it is hard to put his neck in a noose, but it is not impossible; Trump is under enormous and increasing pressure, with several investigations probing his relations with Russia and his American financial dealings, and threatening both ordinary legal action and the extraordinary process of “impeachment”.

Second – the Democrats’ electoral victory in the House of Representatives last November not only strengthened investigation of Trump, but now can be seen as epochal: a rare, deep change in demography and ideology.

Third – this change is reflected in the remarkable variety of Democrats who already are competing for the party’s choice of a presidential candidate to confront Trump in the 2020 election.

Overall, Trump’s contempt for fundamental norms of democracy has stirred people to defend those norms more vehemently than has been true for decades. This is a striking example of the ironies of political history.

Ray Nichols was a Wilson and Danforth Scholar at Princeton, and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He taught at the University of California before moving to Monash University, where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Politics. He has written extensively on political ideas and action, has broadcast regularly on the ABC and Radio Singapore, and has led several community action groups.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to place your food order and be seated for Ray to commence at 7pm. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink bowls are 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. 23rd
- 6.30-10.30pm
Moth Magic @ Sheoak Picnic Area, Garvey Road, Great Otway National Park (Lorne)

A free public event run by Museums Victoria (Melbourne Museum) in partnership with Parks Victoria.

The Otways’ moth fauna is truly diverse, with over 1000 species recorded from the region. From the first thorough survey, conducted by George Lyell in 1907 and 1908, to recent surveys carried out as part of Museum Victoria’s 2018/19 Otways Bioscan, the beauty and variety of this group of Lepidoptera never ceases to amaze. 

As part of the Bioscan partnership between Museums Victoria (Melbourne Museum) and Parks Victoria, we would like to invite you to attend a very special night-time event: Moth Magic.

Come and visit the moth-sheet and see first-hand some of the spectacular and bizarre moths that live in the Great Otway National Park. 

Gain insight into how surveys are conducted and hear about our teams’ moth-spotting travels and their work at the museum. 

Find out how the work of our dedicated volunteers has led to exciting new discoveries and scientific developments.

Please join us for a night of moth-spotting at Sheoak Picnic Area, Garvey Road, Great Otway National Park.

When: Saturday March 23rd, 2018; any time between 6.30 pm and 10.30 pm.

What to bring: A torch, camera, comfortable shoes, warm clothes, a hat or cap and sunscreen. 

Please note: In order to attract moths to the sheet, we use a mercury-vapour light. While this light is safe and has built-in UV filters, some UV is still emitted and thus we recommend that participants wear a hat or cap and sunscreen, in order to protect their eyes and face from the bright light.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/otways-bioscan-moth-night-with-museums-victoria-tickets-57464916111

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/museumvictoria/events/

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

See the full agenda here.

APRIL 2019

Sat. 6th
- 5pm for a 
   5.30pm start
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Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Music Night
@ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre

Our first music event for 2019 is a great opportunity to get together with friends.

You can book a table of 10 (max) or come on your own and join others. 

All welcome.

BYO picnic, drinks and some spare change for our raffle (great prizes) and enjoy...

Lua Nova Trio
    Rita Sousa - Violin I
    Ella Summers - Violin II
    Jeanette Carnie - Cello
"...not only classical music, but also jazz and other styles that are not usually performed by a classical string group"

followed by support act

Louey Hesterman
    Local Folk and Celtic musician

Tickets $25 available now ONLINE (click here) or from Galapagos Bookshop and Lyni's in Apollo Bay.

All proceeds go towards paying the musicians and the Health Foundation's grants program (see here for details)

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

Latest news on Wards for COS?, Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Thu. 18th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
1904 dg fungi1Guest Speaker: Alison Pouliot
Topic: The Allure of Fungi

Although fungi underpin the resilience of terrestrial ecosystems, they have been overlooked in Australian biodiversity conservation. With the guidance of ecologist, Alison Pouliot, local Otways communities have been exploring and documenting fungi for over a decade and as a result, fungi are now included in local conservation.

In ‘The Allure of Fungi’, Alison explores the possibility for fungi to be recognised as vital to functioning ecosystems and offers the opportunity to think differently not just about fungi, but the natural world more broadly. This illustrated and interactive seminar explores the significance of fungi through a range of voices from naturalists to philosophers and members of the local community.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to place your food order and be seated for Alison to commence at 7pm. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink bowls are 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. 20th
- 10am-3pm
1904 easter egg hunt
Apollo Bay Kinder Easter Egg Hunt
@ Apollo Bay Foreshore (next to playground)

EGG HUNT

Face Painting

ORA Coffee Van

Sausage Sizzle

Jumping Castle

Art & Craft

Tickets - $10/child;  Jumping Castle $5

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

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Mon. 22nd
 - 10am-4pm
1904 alison pouliot workshopAlison Pouliot - Environmental Photography Workshop

THE FUNGI are COMING...And so is ALISON'S workshop

This is my favorite time of year for photography. It's so much Fun-guys (sorry!) but Fungi are amazing to photograph. For me in the abstract, even though I know so little about them. That's why I put my hand up to help SOLN (SouthernOtway Landcare) host Allison Pouliot's Fungi Photography workshop on Easter Monday, 22 April. I'd rather find an amazing Fungi than a hidden Easter egg, even a really big one.

simmonds i Phine 5464Fungi make for truly amazing photographs. We will be out in the field with Alison in the second half of the day. So please come along and join the Fun(-gi).

Image (left) by David Simmonds was shot on his iPhone and edited slightly in Adobe Lr Classic CC.

Book now (see poster image) or message me (David Simmonds) for more info. or to register.

See Alison's amazing images here.

To hear Alison talk, she knows so much - listen here.

Any questions please call David on 0418 328 710.

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

See the full agenda here.

Sun. 28th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Marengo Conservation Reserve

Meet at 23 Ferrier Dve, Marengo.

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.

Mon. 29th
 - 10am
museum ocsApollo Bay Historical Society Annual General Meeting
@ Apollo Bay Museum, 6250 Great Ocean Road

Voting will take place for the 2019-2020 Committee. Nomiations are invited.

Members and visitors welcome.

Tue. 30th
 - 2-4pm
U3A Apollo Bay Annual General Meeting @ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre, Whelan St

U3A ABWe are calling for nominations for the Committee. For information and/or nomination forms contact Di Shipham on 0407 197 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MAY 2019

Fri. 3rd
 - 5.30-7.30pm
1905 jappeJAPPE'S GREAT SHAVE EVENT
@ Hello Coffee, 16 Oak Ave, Apollo Bay

"I'm currently raising money for Cancer Council as my grandfather 'Gary' is battling cancer. This is the 3rd time has has had cancer in his life. He is too sick to come down to Apollo Bay but I am inviting everyone to come along and join us for dinner, music, games and the shaving of my hair of course! (I've been growing it now for 4 1/2 years so its pretty long)

"It's also my birthday so there will be cake!

"Hope you can make it. Please message my mum if you are coming. 

If you can't make it but would still like to donate here is the link:

shave.everydayhero.com/au/jappe-s-great-shave

Thanks very much from Jappe Murray McAllester."

Gold Coin Entry 

Or $10 (Adult) $5 (Kids) Event includes dinner cooked by Holly and Nattie

Please RSVP 0403 158 514 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun. 5th
 - 2-4pm
kinder logoApollo Bay Preschool 60th Anniversary Celebration

The Apollo Bay Preschool opened on the 9th May 1959 which means we will be celebrating a milestone in the next coming weeks.

To mark the occasion we will be having a get together at the Preschool on Sunday 5th May from 2pm – 4pm.

Thu. 16th
 - 5.30pm
1705 gorrfGreat Ocean Road Running Festival - Volunteers Briefing
@ Apollo Bay Hotel - Rear Bar
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If you are volunteering for the GORRF this weekend please come along to this briefing to collect your t-shirt, safety vest and further information.

IMG staff will be available if you have any questions about your volunteer position.

If you haven't already done so, please complete the online induction before the briefing (your volunteer group organiser should have sent you details about this).  

If you haven't volunteered yet and would like to please contact Pip on 0417 582 407.

Thu. 16th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Laurence Wade
Topic: ‘The Overwhelming Case for Nuclear Power'

1905 dg nuclearOur Speaker presents the case for why nuclear energy is safe, reliable, clean and cheap and the only way to solve climate change and end poverty.

‘Expanding nuclear power is the fastest way to slash greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonize the economy, end poverty and save millions of lives lost every year from the use of fossil fuels. Increasing the use of renewables won’t begin to meet the world’s fast-growing electricity needs. Nuclear power is the only solution – and is also the best solution. Laurence will make the case for and address the concerns about nuclear power, discuss emerging nuclear technologies, and detail Australia’s role in the world nuclear industry.’

Laurence Wade is an advisor to the European Union and NATO on how best to deal with the economic and military rise of China. He is a former President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a visiting fellow at Chatham House, and a board member of the UK-based The Freedom Association. He runs a private equity company, GSA Ventures. He has had a longstanding interest in energy markets and nuclear power.

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

This event is open to everybody.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 12th May 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.

Sat. 18th May
 - Sun. 19th
Great Ocean Road Running Festival

1705 gorrfFlyer2aFormerly 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. 19th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers marketsofc

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Sun. 19th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on -

Election results from the Apollo Bay booth

Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment

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

Wed. 22nd
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Wed. 29th
 - 7pm
1905 bring a mate1Bring A Mate @ Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall

Apollo Bay Medical Centre in partnership with Bendigo Bank, Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation and Community Care Chemist are proud to present an evening with footballer Wayne Schwass to discuss and combat the stigma around mental health issues.

Peter (Grubby) Stubbs will be hosting an evening of discussion with a Q and A  session at the end. Apollo Bay Medical Centre GP’s Dr. Alan Jardine and Dr. Leighton Delmenico will be attending to discuss how to access services is a safe and secure way and what services are available in our region.

The evening is designed to raise awareness and begin the conversation about mental health.

When: Wednesday 29 May at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start

Where: Apollo Bay Mechanic’s Hall, 21 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay

RSVP is not required but seats are limited so arrive early to guarantee seating.

JUNE 2019

Sat. 8th
- 2pm
1906 sing for joySing for Joy Concert @ Apollo Bay Anglican Church

Presented by Otway Ukuholics and Seasonal Singers

Pay at door $15 / $12 concession

Afternoon tea supplied

Proceeds to the pool fund and the Apollo Bay P-12 College International Trip

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

Latest news on Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Fri. 14th
- 6.30pm
ab sailing clubApollo Bay Sailing Club AGM @ The Goodison's, 64 Pascoe St

See the agenda on our website.

Sat. 15th
- 3-6pm
1906 abdhf 20thApollo Bay & District Health Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration
@ Apollo Bay SLSC

abdhf heartWe hope you can join us in celebrating the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation's 20th Anniversary.

Catering will be provided. Drinks at bar prices. Dress is smart casual.

Please RSVP by Friday June 7th to Holly Earl on 0448 795 505.

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

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

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.

Wed. 19th
- 6pm
1906 solar programCommunity Solar Bulk-Buy Program Information Session

Our Apollo Bay Community Solar Bulk Buy has just been launched.

This scheme, supported by the Colac Otway Shire Council and the Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce provides a great range of products for customers, directly supports local community renewable energy projects and helps take the region towards our goal of 100% renewables for the Otways.

When: Wed. 19th June 2019 at 6pm
Where: Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Whelan Street

When: Thu. 20th June 2019 at 6pm
Where: COPACC, Colac

See here for further details.

Thu. 20th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group - Winter Break
Wed. 26th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Sun. 30th
 - 11.30am
ABSLSClogoApollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club AGM

BBQ brunch will be available from 11am with the meeting commencing at 11.30.

It would be fantastic to see as many members as possible attend - this is a great opportunity to support the club, find out what's going on and maybe take an active role.

Each year we have positions to fill and NEED MEMBERS TO STEP UP! You don't have to live in Apollo Bay, the Committee meet by Skype monthly - many hands make light work and we urge greater involvement of Nipper parents who make up the vast majority of adult members.

The Executive Committee Positions up for nomination this year are:

• President

• Treasurer

• Social and Fundraising Director

• Junior Association Director

• Membership Secretary

These positions all carry a two year term. There are many other general positions available which can be seen on our website www.apollobayslsc.com.au/Committee.

Any queries can be directed to Tanja Brunner or Yvette Hill by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JULY 2019

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

Latest news on Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Wed. 17th
 - 6.30pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park AGM

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.

Thu. 18th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Brian Massey
Topic: Wildlife Wonders

1907 dg wildlife1Wildlife Wonders is an ecotourism social enterprise being created in Marengo by the Conservation Ecology Centre. It will offer an outstanding nature-based visitor experience while generating reliable funding for environmental conservation in the Otways.

A project like this requires extremely careful thought – how do you share the Australian bush and its wildlife with lots and lots of people in a way which is both sustainable and breathtaking?

Brian Massey is the Creative Director behind Wildlife Wonders.  His CV includes such roles as the Greensmaster of The Lord of the Rings,  Art Director of The Hobbit and Landscape Designer of the tourism attraction, Hobbiton, in New Zealand.

In Brian’s words ‘If I do my job well you’d never even know I’ve been there’. Brian will share stories of transplanting huge mature trees and creating spectacular landscapes as well as giving a sneak preview of his work here on the Great Ocean Road.

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

This event is open to everybody.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 12th May 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. 19th
- 7.30-9.00am
- 1.00-4.00pm
Community Infrastructure Plan - Open House @ Apollo Bay Golf Club

1907 business breakfast

Come and share your thoughts and ideas!

Business Breakfast - Drop in anytime between 7.30-9.00am

Open House - Drop in anytime between 1.00-4.00pm

Colac Otway Shire and the Otway Coast Committee are inviting you to participate in a community infrastructure and master planning process for Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo.

We need to hear from you so that we more fully understand the community, civil and public realm opportunities and issues in Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo.

Click on the poster for further details.

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

Jane Preston-Smith

Executive Officer
Development and Community Services

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (03) 5232 9400

See more on the Shire's Website

www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/Works-Projects/Community-Infrastructure-Plan-Apollo-Bay-Skenes-Creek-Marengo

Please complete our survey

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

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Mon. 22nd
 - 7pm
ABCYC 001Apollo Bay Youth Club AGM @ the Youth Club Hall

We have a great community asset in our Youth Club Hall and any interested members of the community are invited to attend.

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

See the full agenda here.

Fri. 26th
 - Sun. 28th
Apollo Bay Word Fest

1907 abwf programPoetry & Pies - Open Mic

Fri. 26th - 7-9pm @ Mechanics Hall
Doors open at 6pm
Pies by Holly Munday; wine & beer available
No electronic transactions, cash only
Entry by donation.

David Astle Cryptic Crossword Workshop

Sat. 27th - 2-3pm @ Apollo Bay College Library
Tickets $40, available at Eventbrite

Locals Debate - "Spelling Doesn't Matter"

Sat. 27th - 6pm @ Mechanics Hall
Swords drawn at 7pm
Grazing plates by Holly Monday; wine & beer available
No electronic transactions, cash only
Tickets $10 available at the door (kids free)

Crime Writing Workshop with Angela Savage

Sun. 28th - 10am-12noon @ Apollo Bay College Library
Tickets $25, available at Eventbrite

Warm Winter Words - Angela Savage * Bram Presser * Anna Snoekstra * Mark Brandi

Sun. 28th - 2-5pm @ Mechanics Hall
Doors open at 1pm
Lunch & afternoon tea by Holly Munday and ORA Coffee Bar
Wine & beer available
No electronic transactions, cash only
Tickets available at Eventbrite, Galapagos Bookstore & Hawkeye

See our website for further details - www.apollobaywordfest.com

Wed. 31st Jul
 - Thu. 1st Aug
 - 7pm
1907 school productionThe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!
@ the Mechanics Hall

Proudly presented by Apollo Bay P-12 College.

An attempt to depict 59 individual characters from a variety of fairy tales by 29 actors.

Not to be missed.

Tickets : Adults $15.00, Child $10.00 (under 5 free), Family $35.00 
available from the College office.

AUGUST 2019

Wed. 31st Jul
 - Thu. 1st Aug
 - 7pm
1907 school productionThe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon!
@ the Mechanics Hall

Proudly presented by Apollo Bay P-12 College.

An attempt to depict 59 individual characters from a variety of fairy tales by 29 actors.

Not to be missed.

Tickets : Adults $15.00, Child $10.00 (under 5 free), Family $35.00 
available from the College office.

Wed. 7th
- 3.30-4.30pm
Southern Otways Sustainable Meeting with Libby Coker MP
@ Colac Otway Shire Office, 69 Nelson St, Apollo Bay

1908 sos2aRenewable Energy in the Southern Otways

Meet and engage with Libby Coker, Federal Member for Corangamite

Southern Otways Sustainable have invited Libby Coker, MP to share her perspectives on renewable energy, carbon reduction policies and how we deal with the climate emergency as well as to listen to the ideas of the Otway Community.

How would our MP support a community like ours to reach 100% renewable energy generation?

ALL are welcome.

If you are unable to attend, your valuable contribution, can be sent to SOS Secretary Gail Bateman, 0455 980 830, 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 Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Thu. 15th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Doug Gimesy
Topic: “Conservation Stories Closer to Home”

You don't have to travel to the most remote wildernesses to find engaging stories about exciting creatures - they're often right on our doorstep.

Doug Gimesy is a conservation, wildlife and animal welfare photojournalist, with a focus on Australian issues. His work has been published by National Geographic, BioGraphic, Australian Geographic, Ranger Rick, The Big Issue and in papers such as the NY Times and The Australian. His recent work has focused on welfare issues that face the platypus, the grey-headed flying fox, and the little blue penguins of Melbourne, and an ongoing portrait series to highlight those behind the scenes. An Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, he is also Governor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Australia).

Doug will talk about his focus on conservation photo documentary stories based around Melbourne that have helped him shine an international spotlight on some of our most fascinating species.

He hopes his images and the information he shares, will inspire people to stop, think, and treat the world a little more kindly.

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Aug 2019 View from the top - Eureka Skydeck 88

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

This event is open to everybody.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 12th August 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. 16th - Sun. 18th
Winter Wild

Several locations in Apollo Bay & Otways , please refer to the full schedule online for further information.

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

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Sun. 18th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Johanna Revegetation

Meet at the Johanna carpark at 10am.

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.

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

See the full agenda here.

Fri. 30th - Sun. 1st
Winter Wild

Several locations in Apollo Bay & Otways , please refer to the full schedule online for further information.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Mon. 2nd
- 6-9pm
1909 fire planningCommunity Fire Planning Discussion @ Apollo Bay P-12 College

Join our local Apollo Bay Fire & Rescue, Country Fire Authority, Parks Victoria, Ambulance and Vic Police to learn more about their first responder roles in response to fire.

Jamie McKenzie, CFA trainer and Anglesea brigade member, will lead us through a mock emergency situation. He will discuss how we react and function under pressure and how we as a community can use our own personal leadership and skills to support our community in the immediate and long term.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0408 800 244 by 28th August to help with catering – please advise any dietary requirements. Dinner served at 6pm with meeting to start 6:30pm sharp.

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

Latest news on Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Mon. 9th
- 5.30pm
tennisApollo Bay Tennis Club AGM
@ AB Rec Reserve Netball & Tennis Clubhouse

Agenda will include election of new committee, adoption of new objectives & model rules, setting subs and agreement of club playing times for the coming season.

All welcome to attend. Still will be very casual with minimal workload - so get involved!

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

Latest news on Coastal Erosion 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 marketsofc

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. Wed. 18th
 - 6pm
1909 indian banquetIndian Banquet @ Apollo Bay P-12 College Library Building

This is the final fundraiser for the College's International Trip in November this year.

Come and enjoy a delicious 10 dish banquet after nearly 3 years of hard work!

Tickets $50 each are available from the College office.

All welcome.

. Wed. 18th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Mandy Watson, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Warrnambool
Topic: Southern Right Wales in Australian Waters

1909 dg whalesSouthern right whales in Australian waters were hunted to the brink of extinction at the turn of the last century. Historically, much of the western Victorian, eastern Tasmanian and southern New South Wales (NSW) coastline were considered high-use areas for the species. It is thought that local extinction has led to a loss of cultural memory of calving sites contributing to the limited recovery of the south-east of Australia.

Mandy has been conducting photo-identification research on southern right whales since 2002. In recent years citizen scientists have been becoming an increasingly important source of data for DELWP’s Southern Right Whale photo-identification research program. A group of south west Victorian photographers (known as ‘the Southern Right whale paparazzi’) contributed two thirds of the photo-ID data collated by DELWP in 2017 and 2018.

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

This event is open to everybody.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 15th September 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.

Wed. 25th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens' Centre

See the full agenda here.

OCTOBER 2019

Sun. 13th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Carlisle Heaths

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event.

Sun. 13th
 - 2pm
abacApollo Bay Aquatic Centre AGM @ Apollo Bay RSL

Come along to share our progress and plans.

All welcome.

Bring an instrument for a post-meeting jam!

Sun. 13th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Marrar Woorn

Latest news on Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Mon. 14th
- 5.30pm
Apollo Bay Men's Shed Inc. AGM @ Apollo Bay Youth Club

All welcome.

Sat. 19th
- 1.30pm
Apollo Bay Community Market AGM @ Apollo Bay Youth Club, Moore St

All welcome.

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

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

See the full agenda here.

Wed. 23rd
- 6.30pm
Apollo Bay & Otway Riding Club AGM @ Venue TBC

Contact 0429 140 170 or 0438 376 410 for details.

All welcome.

Thu. 31st
- 4pm
Apollo Bay & Surrounds Community Fire Planning Discussion
@ Apollo Bay CFA Station, Pascoe St

cfa logoOpen Workgroup - Development of a Community Fire Plan

Following on from our second Community Fire Planning meeting, a small working group will meet to start developing what a "Community Fire Plan" looks like for Apollo Bay.

This discussion will include: number of venues that may open, resources in venues and what would be the trigger to open venues.

Many hands make lighter work. All welcome.

For more information contact Shelly 0408 800 244, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOVEMBER 2019

Sat. 2nd
- 7.30pm
apollobayartsincTHE THIEF & Other Stories of a Well-Sung Life
@ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre

Written & performed by Meryl Leppard.

Meryl is a singer,songwriter & master storyteller. She performs magic at the piano, drawing us into her world with a voice that is arresting, haunting and utterly authentic. Hers is a sophisticated hybrid-cabaret of music, humour & performance poetry. Her music ranges from jazz-like idiom, through blues and adult pop, to the sweet sounds of country cross-over.

Meryl has lived, performed and recorded in both New York and Sydney. Meryl Leppard’s songs are in film, TV, theatre, cabaret shows and successful Off-Broadway productions in New York including the hit show Cougar the Musical. Meryl has recorded seven CDs and has also won the Sydney Writers Centre poetry prize twice.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Meryl perform in her ‘home’ town!

Tix only $20 on line www.trybooking.com  or from Galapagos Bookstore/Hawkeye Homewares.

Presented by Apollo Bay Arts Inc & Commonthread Productions.

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Mon. 4th
- 2-4pm
COSCouncil Plan & Budget Drop-in Session
@ 125 Great Ocean Road (in front of Apollo Bay Bakery)

Colac Otway Shire Council values community engagement and invites all residents to have their say on where they would like Council to focus community resources over the coming years.

See here for further details.

Mon. 4th
- from 3pm
1911 school feteApollo Bay P-12 College Fete @ the College, Pengilley Ave

Kate's famous Cake Stall

Kitchen Garden Dinner

Art & Craft

Barista Coffee

Live Music

Kids Activities

Petting Zoo

Bouncy Castle

Raffles & Prizes

ALL WELCOME

Thu. 7th
- 7pm
sos v2Southern Otways Community Solar Program Information Session
@ Apollo Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

Southern Otways Sustainable has partnered with Mondo and City to Surf Solar+ to provide a solar panel or panel & battery offer for residents and businesses.

Learn more at the upcoming information session, 7pm Thursday 7th November at the Apollo Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.

Here’s what to expect at the info session -

• Hear our plans for 100% renewable energy for the region
• Learn about solar and what solar and battery packages are available
• Have an opportunity to talk with solar experts and ask questions
• Look at solar and battery equipment and learn if it is right for you
• Understand the Victorian Government solar rebates and if you are eligible
• Find out how to participate in a community mini-grid

More info and RSVP.

ALL are welcome.

If you are unable to attend, your valuable contribution, can be sent to SOS Secretary Gail Bateman, 0455 980 830, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. 8th
- 6pm
kinder logoApollo Bay Preschool & Rostered Playgroup AGM @ Apollo Bay Preschool

All new and interested parents are welcome.

Sat. 9th
 - 3pm
abdhfApollo Bay & District Health Foundation AGM
@ Captains at the Bay

We cordially invite you to join us at Captains at the Bay for the AGM followed by refreshments.

We will be presenting Grants from Health Foundation funds for the year. We will also be acknowledging grants made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

Sat. 9th
 - 3pm
ab p12c‘House Of Rock’ Piano Bar Open Mic. @ Illuka Restaurant

Come to the November fundraiser!

Where: Iluka Restaurant
When:  Saturday 9th November from 5:30pm

Get a pizza and a drink for $20 with 50% donated to the school - free entry!

Contact Vini 0409 801 831

Sun. 10th
- 10am-1pm
transition ab2Transition Towns Community Update @ Apollo Bay Youth Club

The Transition Apollo Bay Steering Committee is delighted with the progress made to date. We will be holding an open meeting to update the community on the progress of a number of projects resulting from our initial forum in May 2018. A number of community groups will also provide updates on their initiatives.

Projects include:

- Closed Loop Compost System
- Remakery
- Solar programs
- Artisan Coast
- Do it like a local
- Apollo Bay Community Garden
- Southern Otway Food Cooperative
- Men’s Shed
- Apollo Bay Indoor Pool

facebookfindusIf you have an idea or project you would like to talk to please make contact.

A light lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Jan and advise of any dietary requirements.

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  P: 0439 391 993

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

Latest news on Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Wed. 13th
- 6pm
3abr v2Apollo Bay Radio AGM @ Apollo Bay Youth Club

All welcome. Thinking of being a presenter? Come along to chat and find out more.

Sun. 17th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers marketsofc

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Sun. 17th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Marengo Reefs Sea Search

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.

Thu. 21st
 - 1.30-3.30pm
otway healthOtway Health AGM @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel

Light refreshments and finger food will be provided from 1.30pm.

Meeting 2pm - 3.30pm.

The AGM is an opportunity to meet the newly formed Great Ocean Road Health Board Directors and hear about the progress of our activities, patient services and future plans.

Thu. 21st
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Philomena Manifold
Topic: ‘Written in Stone: reading the rocks of the Great Ocean Road’

Come and meet the author of ‘Written in Stone: reading the rocks of the Great Ocean Road’.

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Philomena is a geologist, photographer, and writer. The discipline of science and visual art, along with meditative practices, inform her writing style and the way she engages with the world.  Her book is the outcome of a nine year process combining research, writing, sketches, maps, and photographs, woven into a 135 million year journey of exploring, researching and documenting sites along the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Warrnambool.  She has created a book of beauty and wonder.  

The evening will explore  Philomena's  exploration of the coast, and how we can, through observation of the ground beneath us, find our way into a deeper relationship with the world. 

"Masterful. ‘Written in Stone’ is that rare combination, a scientific book that is gorgeous to the eye and immensely readable. A "must buy” for all lovers of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and its fascinating geology.”  Philip Ayres, historian and biographer.  

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

This event is open to everybody.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 18th September 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. 22nd
 - 9am
abcw logo blueApollo Bay Community Website Inc. AGM @ Marrar Woorn

All welcome.

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

See the full agenda here.

Sat. 30th
 - 6pm
1911 street food1Steet Food @ the Norfolk Pine Tree Lighting 
on the Apollo Bay Foreshore

Bringing to you street food flavors from around the world.

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German Currywurst: Pork sausage in a curry tomato sauce

Sri Lankan Appam: (Egg Hoppers): Pancakes made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk.

Indian Batata Vada: Savoury Potato Fritters

Mouthwatering.

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cultures by the seaThis event is brought to you by Cultures by the Sea. Our purpose is to promote and celebrate cultural diversity through food & friendship. We serve to support and unite members of all cultural identities within our community and break through the common misconceptions of different cultures.

Cultures by the Sea is open to everyone and is welcoming to people of all backgrounds. For more information about us, please visit our Facebook page or if you wish to become a member contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DECEMBER 2019

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

Latest news on Coastal Erosion and the Harbour Redevelopment.

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

Wed. 11th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

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

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Fri. 20th
Jingle at the Bay @ TBA

Those who want to bring an instrument and sing a short set which has to include a Christmas song (not a carol) can register on our Facebook page. Further details TBA.

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