The town of Colac is located almost two hours west of Melbourne and is home to the Gulidjan people. It was first settled by Europeans in 1837.
The town is situated about an hour from Geelong, Warrnambool, Apollo Bay, Lorne and Ballarat and is home to many vibrant and diverse industries, producing meat, dairy, wool, timber, grain, icecream, beer and artisan foods.
A regular train service runs from Melbourne through to Warrnambool, servicing Geelong, Winchelsea, Birregurra, Colac, Camperdown, Terang along the route.
Colac is known for its beautiful botanic gardens and restaurants and has a strong sporting and arts culture. The town is based on the shoreline of Lake Colac and bounded by the Otway Ranges and volcanic mountains and plains to the north.