Local Producers/Businesses

Hot Chilli Mama

Phone: 0407 311 061

At our farm in Deans Marsh we grow chillis from around the world and create a range of award winning sauces, jams, oils, salts, pickles and chutneys. Our heats range from mild to extreme, so there’s something for everyone. All our chillis are grown organically and our products are all natural. No numbers here.

Axios Foods

Phone: 0419 004 715

AX Protein & Health Bars, Bean to Bar Chocolates, and other nutritionally enhanced snacks and meals are produced with absolute quality and enjoyability in mind. Each protein bar is made with an almost entirely organic array of ingredients combined carefully to give a snack which is soft, doughy, cakey and enjoyable. Flavoured and sweetened with absolutely natural produce. Each chocolate is sourced ethically directly from specific plantations in Australia, The Solomon’s and Peru to provide premium beans ground freshly inhouse with additional nutritional support from Collagen carefully laced in.

In these unique times, uniqueness is a new form of a focal point within AX Foods, and we even offer the choice to have a snack customised to your desires and dreams.

Yan Yan Lamb

Phone: 0491 012 737


Local, premium grass-fed lamb boxes from our beautiful farm in the foothills of the Otway Ranges.

Yan Yan Gurt West Farm is considered a leader in regenerative farming practices, focusing on caring for our landscape, animals and people whilst producing high quality, ethical food and fibre products. We have planted more than 40,000 trees and shrubs over the past 30years, building a web of trees across the landscape to support and enhance biodiversity and shelter our stock and soils. Our lambs are born and raised on our farm so you can be assured that they are truly free range and well cared for.

Wild Medicine Art

Email: wild.medicine.art@gmail.com

Artwork inspired by Mother Nature and her deep cyclical wisdom.

A small business run from home by Michelle Stewart in Deans Marsh.

Offerings include: Original Artwork. Graphic Design – Logos, business cards, flyers, posters etc. Women’s Circles. A range of Michelle’s work is for sale online including: Gift Cards, Fine Art Prints, Earth Medicine Card Decks and Stickers.

Message Michelle for pick-up if you live locally.

Michelle also teaches Natural Building Workshops with her partner Nick, follow @earthen.ripples https://www.instagram.com/earthen.ripples/ on Instagram to keep up to date about workshops, or send Michelle an email if you have a project in mind.

Pondalowie Vineyards

Phone:  0439 373 366

Pondalowie is a family owned, award winning winery based at Bambra, in the beautiful Otways Hinterland and just 30 minutes from the Great Ocean Road.

Owner winemakers Dominic and Krystina Morris draw on their winemaking experiences from France, Portugal and Australia to produce handcrafted premium red, white and fortified wines for their Pondalowie and Pinga Wine brands.

Free delivery is available for orders of 12 bottles or more.

Maluka Estate

Phone: 0418 350 051, or 0418 120 554

Estate grown, pressed and bottled in Deans Marsh. Trophy and gold medal winning Ultra-premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and table olives. We don’t use pesticides and we organically fertilise.

Otway Chai

Phone:  0418 745 399

Otway Chai is prepared by hand, blending specially selected spices, coconut and dried orange peel, carried in a low tannin black tea.

A brew that can be enjoyed hot or cold and is beneficial for both relaxing and stimulating the body and mind.

Hand made in Deans Marsh, Otway Chai Tea available to purchase in 100grm re-sealable zip-lock packs.

Pennyroyal Bush Bread

Phone:  0439 016 825

Bakehouse located in The Store at Deans Marsh. I use local and homegrown produce to create a range of breads and treats. Bread workshops upon request.

If you would like to order, please message Pennyroyal Bush Bread on Facebook or text/call 0439 016 825.

Leah Bakes

Phone:  0400 365 954

Simple wholesome treats using real ingredients made with love.

Leah Bakes is a small business operating out of a registered commercial kitchen nestled in my garden in Deans Marsh. Everything is handmade in small batches and only made to order. I use free range eggs and real ingredients, often out of my garden when available. Most whole cakes are able to be purchased in individual sizes with a lot of gluten free and vegan options available.

Cakes, Slices, Balls & Biscuits
Gluten Free, Vegan and many other frees available

Otway Winery Tours

Phone:  0438 743 120

Email: info@otwaywinerytours.com.au

Otway Winery Tours offers a relaxing picturesque drive through the beautiful Otway Hinterlands with rolling hills and peaceful bush scenery.

Come visit award winning wineries, enjoy local produce platters, indulge in artisan chocolates or experience a microbrewery, depending on your choice of tour.

Salt Brewing Deans Marsh

Phone:  03 5236 3395

Salt Brewing Deans Marsh is pouring 100% locally made and preservative free craft beers. We have a delicious menu put together supporting local farmers and businesses with their amazing quality produce.

Drop in and see our friendly staff for some breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy the beautiful views of Deans Marsh.

Fern & Gum | Otway Artisan Hampers

Phone:  0422 234 551

Email: caroline@fernandgum.com.au

Fern & Gum | Otway Artisan Hampers are a collection of thoughtfully curated gift boxes showcasing the incredible artisan producers of the bountiful Otway region, in South West Victoria. Sourcing only the finest produce, a Fern & Gum gift box is sure to delight.

A memorable & unique gift experience. Beautifully presented, with a sustainable focus, a Fern & Gum gift will enable you to celebrate a special occasion from afar, whilst creating a memorable and unique experience for your someone special.

Choose from one of our thoughtfully designed gift-boxes, or contact us to create your own bespoke Otway gift.

Deans Marsh Community Groups

There are all sorts of community groups in and around Deans Marsh. Join in and get involved – it’s good for you, it’s good for the community you live in!

East Otway Landcare Group

Email: eastotwaylandcare@gmail.com

The East Otway Landcare group was formed when members of the local community wanted to be involved in “on-ground” works. They were concerned about environmental issues that they could see in the Deans Marsh, Pennyroyal and Bambra areas.

Otway Agroforestry Network

Phone:  (03) 52 36 3277

Email:  andrew.stewart@oan.org.au

Website:  http://www.oan.org.au

In 1993 two progressive trees groups in the Otway region, got together and applied for a Federal grant to set up a Farm Forestry project in the area. We could see the need for trees for a variety of reasons – so why not incorporate commercial trees in our landcare projects. Our application was successful and the Otway Agroforestry Network was born.

Deans Marsh Primary School

Phone:  (03) 52 363 264

Email: deans.marsh.ps@education.vic.gov.au


At Deans Marsh Primary School, we live and learn in the country and thrive in nature whilst finding happiness and pride when achieving something challenging.

Deans Marsh Cricket Club

Phone:  (03) 52 88 7060

DMCC ‘The Swamp Rats’

We’re the Rats, the mighty Swamp Rats
Don’t call us bats or pussy cats, we’re the Rats
We’ll leave our scats, in Colac ‘cause we’re the Rats
I’m a Rat,  just a proud Swamp Rat

Deans Marsh Community Notice Board

An interactive Facebook Group for Deans Marsh and surrounding Hamlet’s.

Lend a helping hand, support your local community and reach out to your fellow Martians!

Deans Marsh CFA

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