03 5237 8590 coordinator@mwnh.org

The Toy Library is Coming!

Save the date! Apollo Bay Toy Library is opening 6 October!

At the toy library you can borrow from a vast array of well-made toys that have been designed to support your child’s skill development and imagination. Toy libraries aim to support families and encourage togetherness with quality time spent playing with children.

Toy libraries do have some fundamental characteristics, they:

  • Provide quality educational items for loan.

  • Are inexpensive (between $40 and $70 for an annual subscription).

  • Principally cater for younger children.

  • Have a range of items covering all stages of growth and development.

  • Provide an opportunity to meet other caregivers to share concerns, interact with others and make new friends.

  • Help parents and carers learn about the ages and stages of child development.

  • Will open every Friday 9-11am this term.

Apollo Bay Toy Library is a satellite of the well estabished Colac Library.


Breast Screen Bus

$15, free spots available | Tue 3 Oct | Leaves from Marrar Woorn | 9am-4pm

Breast screening in Colac fills up fast so this time we have appointments put aside for Apollo Bay ladies, with transport included.

Tuesday 3rd Oct appointments between 10am -12pm (bus leaves Marrar Woorn at 9am, returns at 4pm)

To book contact Great Ocean Road Health – Apollo Bay Reception on 5237 8500.

BreastScreen Victoria invites women aged 50-74 who do not have breast symptoms for a free breast screen every two years. Women over 40 are eligible to attend.

Join the Apollo Bay Open Art Studio!

Come along to the new Open Studio Art Group and work on your own projects in the company of other creatives!

Bring your own art project and materials, we have trestles available, heated space, good lighting and friendly creatives.

Cost: gold coin donation

Contact apollobayarts@gmail.com for more information or just drop in any Tuesday from the 22 August onwards.

Apollo Bay Food Share Pantry is Here!

This is an outdoor, free access pantry that contains food which is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, require no appointments and no questions asked. The main aims are to avoid food and goods going into landfill and to help feed our community.

The pantry is located at the Marrar Woorn entrance closest to Apollo Bay Library. It’s tucked away safely, so everything stays nice and dry.

Our philosophy is give what you can, take what you need. We thank the various local businesses that help keep the pantry full and also rely on community donations.

Would you like to contribute? You can donate anything going unused in your pantry (no open packets), excess produce from your garden, or household items such as toiletries and nappies.

We are also looking for volunteers to pick up goods from businesses on the main street. Email the marrar woorn coordinator to get involved.

Come Dance to Mind Your Groove

Apollo Bay monthly Mind Your Groove sessions are here! On every second Thursday of the month we’ll get together at 4:30pm at the Apollo Bay Community Hall to dance for our health. Liza comes down from Forrest to guide the sessions. You can pay as much as you like, all are welcome regardless of age or ability. No bookings required! See you there!