Cool Relief Centres


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

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

If you are interested in becoming a Cool Relief Centre please contact Council on 1300 365 005.

Cool Relief Centre stickers will be on display on the windows of participating businesses.

The following centres have offered their premises:


  • Beechworth and District Community Bank
  • Beechworth Bakery
  • Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre, Quercus Bookshop
  • Beechworth Library
  • Beechworth Pharmacy
  • Beechworth Surgery
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Commercial Hotel Tanswell
  • Hibernian Hotel
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • WAW Credit Union
  • Old Beechworth Gaol


  • Chiltern Butcher
  • Chiltern Neighbourhood House
  • Chiltern Library
  • Telegraph Hotel Chiltern
  • The Iron Bark Tavern Chiltern
  • Paper Trail Studio Chiltern
  • Visitor information centre
  • WAW Credit Union 


  • Star Hotel 
  • Valentines Bakery 
  • Rutherglen Mitre 10
  • Rutherglen Lollyshop
  • Paochers Paradise Pub
  • Silver Keys Cafe
  • Anglican Op Shop
  • Rutherglen Butcher
  • James and Co Wine Bar
  • Star Hotel
  • Victoria Hotel
  • Rutherglen Library
  • Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre 
  • Pickers Cafe  

  • Yackandandah Community Centre
  • Beechworth Bakery Yackandandah
  • Yackandandah Library
Kiewa Tangambalanga
  • Kiewa Store
  • Tangambalanga General Store
  • 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