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 Hotel
  • Indigo Shire Council Offices (Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen & Yackandandah)
  • Indigo Shire Libraries (Beechworth, Chiltern & Rutherglen & Yackandandah)
  • Visitor information centres (Beechworth, Chiltern & Yackandandah)
  • Rutherglen Wine Experience and visitor information centre 
  • Kiewa Store
  • Rusty Bike cafe
  • Tangambalanga General Store
  • WAW Credit Union
  • Yackandandah Community Centre
  • Tangambalanga Hotel
  • Telegraph Hotel Chiltern
  • The Iron Bark Tavern Chiltern
  • Paper Trail Studio Chiltern

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