Make the healthy choice the easy choice. Choose to change Colac!


The Choose to Change Colac Community Workshop is an exciting new and innovative approach about making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in the Colac Otway Shire.


Like many communities across Australia, in Colac, when it comes to healthy eating and physical activity, the healthy choice is not the easy choice! The Choose to Change Colac workshop is about the whole community coming together to make changes so that the healthy choice is the much easier choice, especially for our children.


This approach is ambitious and we need your involvement to make it a reality, starting with your participation in the community workshop to explore together, the changes that the Colac Otway community has the power to make.

Real-time, reliable and accurate data has been collected with the assistance of Deakin University and has shown that far too many of our children in the Colac Otway are not at a healthy weight and are not making good food and activity choices.


As a community, we need to come together and act now before these choices have significant negative consequences for our children including impacts on their life expectancy, quality of life, educational attainment and financial outcomes.


Professor Steven Allender and his team from the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) at Deakin University are supporting and sharing their knowledge with the Colac Otway community to take this innovative, world leading approach.

When: Thursday, 7 September 2017

Where: COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac VIC 3250

Option A: 9.30 am-1.30 pm (Lunch provided)

Option B: 5.00 pm—9.00 pm (Dinner provided)


For more information or to register

Erin McClusky: (03) 5232 5347 or

RSVP Essential

Bring along your children or enquire about our childcare arrangement option