Places to go on high temperature and fire risk days

As part of your bushfire and heatwave planning you need to think ahead as to the places you will go to on Severe, Extreme or Code Red fire danger days or even during heatwave alerts. You may have family or friends you can visit for the day or you may not.

The list below contains suggestions if you are struggling with ideas; there are many more places to go to on a high fire risk day.

Place

Locations

Phone

Cost

Child friendly

Pet friendly

Beaches

Eastern Beach and Geelong Waterfront
Eastern Beach Road, Geelong

 

Free

Yes

No

Torquay, Cosy Corner and surf beach

 

Free

Yes

No

Torquay, Whites Beach   

 

Free

Yes

Yes
(check local signage)

Bowling

Geelong Bowling Lanes
49 Reynolds Rd, Belmont

 5241 7142

Cost

Yes

No

Cinema

Reading Cinema
Cnr Pioneer Rd & Princes Hwy, Waurn Ponds

Village Cinema
194 Ryrie Street, Geelong

 5249 2800

 

1300 555400

Cost

Yes

No

Swimming Pool

LeisureLink
Corner of Princes Highway & Pioneer Road, Waurn Ponds

Kardinia Aquatic Centre
25 Park Crescent, South Geelong

 5243 9595

 

5221 4910

Cost

Yes

No

Roller Skating

Rollerway
6/8 Lambert Avenue, Newtown

 5223 2481

Cost

Yes

No

Shopping Centres

Westfield
95 Malop St, Geelong

Waurn Ponds Shopping
173-199 Pioneer Road, Waurn Ponds

Torquay
Gilbert Street and Surf City

 5221 4966

 

5244 2580

Cost

Yes

No

Werribee Zoo

K Road, Werribee South

 1300 966784

Cost

Yes

No

Gallery

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street, Geelong

 5229 3645

Free

Yes

No

Geelong RSL

50 Barwon Heads Road
Belmont VIC 3216

 5241 1798

Cost

Yes

No

Botanical Gardens

Garden Street, East Geelong

 

Free

Yes

Yes

Libraries

Surf Coast Library
Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay

 5261 3049

Free

Yes

No

Geelong Library
140 Pioneer Rd Waurn Ponds
49 Little Malop Street, Geelong

 5272 6010

Museum

Surf World Museum
Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay

 5261 4606

Cost

Yes

No

Community Houses

Spring Creek Community House
14 Price Street, Torquay
(staffed 9am-1pm weekdays)

 5261 2583

Free

Yes

No

Grovedale Community House
45 Heyers Road, Grovedale

 5241 5717

n/a

Yes

No

 

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