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Cool Relief Centres

Cool Relief Centres are available in hot weather

Beechworth Health Service and Indigo Shire Council have established Cool Relief Centres in Beechworth, Chiltern, Kiewa, Tangambalanga, Rutherglen and Yackandandah. Cool Relief Centres provide a refuge for people during extreme heat conditions.

Businesses and organisations with air conditioning and seating space are being asked to provide water for those seeking relief from the heat.

Cool Relief Centre stickers will be on display on the windows of participating businesses. The following centres have offered their premises, and more will join over summer:


  • Beechworth and District Community Bank
  • Beechworth Bakery
  • Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre, Quercus Bookshop
  • Beechworth Pantry
  • Beechworth Pharmacy
  • Beechworth Surgery
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Commercial Hotel Tanswells
  • Granite Cafe Beechworth
  • Hibernian
  • Indigo Shire Council Offices, Libraries and Visitor Information Centres
  • Java @ Yack
  • Kiewa Store
  • Rusty Bike cafe
  • Rutherglen Wine Experience and visitor information centre
  • Tangambalanga General Store
  • WAW Credit Union
  • Yackandandah Community Centre
  • Tangambalanga Hotel

Heat can affect everyone so please:

  • Look after yourself and keep in touch with others
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Keep cool (spend as much time as possible in cool or air conditioned buildings)
  • Stay out of the sun

For more information about how to stay safe in the heat, visit If you have any questions please contact Indigo Shire Council on 1300 365 003 or Gabriella Tange at Beechworth Health on 03 5728 0200.