Cow Lick Bookshop is the place where town meets country in Colac. We stock the widest range of books on farming, gardening, cookery and craft to be found on the Princes Highway. For lovers of literature, sci‐fi and crime, there’s plenty to choose from and lots of contemporary and traditional children’s books to get lost amongst. 


  • Special orders from all over the world 
  • 10% discount for Seniors Card Holder
  • 15% discount for school libraries
  • Locally produced cards and giftware 
  • Gift vouchers available
  • Gift wrapping available on request
  • Mail order service available

We look forward to seeing y’all sometime




Cow Lick respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. We respect the importance of your privacy and that you have a right to make your own choices about how your personal information is collected and used. We acknowledge that when you provide your personal information, you do so trusting Cow Lick Bookshop and unless you directly give Cow Lick consent to do otherwise, we will only collect and use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Items that are faulty, unsafe or do not match their description will be refunded or exchanged where proof of purchase is provided. We are also happy to provide a store credit where the goods are returned within 60 days of purchase unused, in original condition, accompanied by proof of purchase and do not fall within the exceptions * below.

*We do not offer discretionary exchange or refunds on Stationery, Educational Study Aids, Gift Cards, Special Orders, Calendars, Diaries, Bulk Orders or Sale Items. We also do not offer discretionary exchange or refunds on CDs or DVDs where the seal or packaging is not intact.


Please note that, due to the impact of COVID-19 on international and domestic freight movements, you may experience a delay with your delivery. Please continue to track your delivery via the link provided. Also, our courier companies have implemented changes to their delivery process, so you may not be asked to sign for the delivery, and instead the courier may ask for your name and take a photo of where the parcel was left. The health and safety of our customers and our staff is paramount at this time. Thank you for your support.


Items are posted to any address in Australia for $6.50 per item.

Free delivery is available to addresses within a 15km radius of the 3250 postcode.


Once you have submitted your order you will receive confirmation and status update emails.
If you order multiple items and they are not all in stock, we will advise you of their anticipated arrival times.
For items not readily available, we'll proviced ongoing estimated shipping and delivery time frames.

All our estimates are based on business days and assume that shipping and delivery don't occur on holidays and weekends.


These Terms of and Conditions of Use (“Terms of Use”) apply to the Site, including the purchase of goods and services over the Site.  These Terms of Use must be read in conjunction with all other applicable terms and conditions governing the use of the Site.



We may, in our sole discretion, amend these Terms of Use at any time. By continuing to use the Site following any such amendments, you agree to the Terms of Use, as amended.


The goods and services available at the Site are only for sale to persons who can make legally binding contracts (and not persons barred from receiving services under the federal laws of Australia or other applicable jurisdiction).

We give no undertakings as to the availability of goods and services advertised on the Site.

Subject to these Terms of Use, you may offer to purchase goods or services described on the Site for the price specified on the Site. Your order must contain the order information specified on the Site, including your name, address and payment details. We are not liable for any orders that go missing due to incorrect delivery information provided by you.

We will at our discretion accept or reject your offer to purchase.

Title in the goods does not pass to you until payment has been received.

Risk of loss or damage to the goods passes to you on despatch.

Further details regarding online orders, payment, shipping and delivery, viewing and changing your order and returns and refunds may be found at the Site and applicable terms and conditions referred to at the Site are incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference.


Prices are in Australian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Prices and stock availability may vary between the Site and Cow Lick's physical store.


Where a title is shipped from Australia, its price (including any applicable delivery and order charge) is inclusive of Australian goods and services tax. Where a title is shipped from outside Australia its price (including any applicable delivery and order charge) is exclusive of Australian goods and services tax. Where goods and services tax is required to be included, prices are inclusive of goods and services tax.


You acknowledge that, despite our reasonable precautions, products may be listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error or like oversight. In these circumstances, we reserve the right to cancel the transaction, notwithstanding that your order has been confirmed and your credit card has been charged. If a cancellation of this nature occurs after your credit card has been charged for the purchase, we will issue a credit to your credit card account for the amount in question.


Copyright in the Site (including titles, text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings and software) is owned or licenced by us. Except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (and similar legislation which applies in your location) or expressly permitted by these Terms of Use, you may not:

  • adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of the Site; or
  • commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of the Site;

without our prior written consent.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which is transmitted to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information. 


We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may suffer in connection with your use of the Site or any linked website, nor do we accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through the Site.

We will not be liable to you for indirect or consequential loss (including without limitation for loss of revenue, loss of profits, failure to realise expected profits or savings and any other commercial or economic loss of any kind) or loss or corruption of data, in contract, tort, under any statute or otherwise arising from or connected to the Site or these Terms of Use.

To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these Terms of Use is excluded. If legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation voids or prohibits us from excluding or modifying any such term, that term will be deemed included in these Terms of Use.

Nothing in this disclaimer is intended to limit or exclude any liability that cannot be lawfully excluded.


You agree that you will not use this Site for any unlawful purpose, or for any purpose prohibited by these Terms of Use. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Cow Lick Bookshop and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of your use of the Site and/or your breach of these Terms of Use.


In no event shall we or our partners or affiliates, or contributors to this Site, be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages, whether direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, resulting from your access or use of this Site. You hereby waive any and all such claims against us, our partners, affiliates, and contributors. You agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of this agreement, and that the site and its materials would not be provided to you absent such limitations. Some state statutes may restrict this limitation of liability.


The Site may contain links to other websites (linked websites). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked websites. Our links with linked websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on, those linked websites, unless and to the extent otherwise indicated. You acknowledge and agree that your linking to other sites, your use of such sites, and your use of any information, material, products and services offered by such sites, are solely at your own risk.


Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of Cow Lick Bookshop. In many instances, the content available through the Site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective content provider. We neither endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Site by anyone other than authorised Cow Lick Bookshop spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.


We accept no liability for any failure by us to comply with these Terms of Use where such failure is due to circumstances beyond our control.

The non-exercise or delay in performance of a right under these Terms of Use does not constitute a waiver. If we waive any rights available to us under these Terms of Use on one occasion, it does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

Headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation.

If any of these Terms of Use are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms of Use will continue in full force.