Many communities - one region. But there is something more. The people in East Gippsland experience a lifestyle reality that most only dream of. Remember the days when you knew your neighbours and people chatted in the streets? We do.
Population within the East Gippsland Shire is about 40,000. Most of the population is concentrated around the Bairnsdale and Gippsland Lakes area, with smaller communities spread throughout the Great Alpine Road, Snowy River Country and Croajingolong regions. With East Gippsland covering about 21,000 square kilometres, 10% of Victoria, there is plenty of room to spread out. Rich in cultural diversity and blessed with a great climate it is no wonder that people living in East Gippsland range from all ages to all cultures. It is a particularly attractive region for the retirement ready, but the sea or tree change brigade love it also.
Within our communities is infrastructure and facilities that assist residents to enjoy a great lifestyle. Access to modern communication technology together with great roads and rail transport links mean that you are never far from friends, family or work commitments elsewhere in the world. But you might find many friends on your doorstep, eager to enjoy your new community first hand!
Our working population enjoy careers in retail trade, health and community services, manufacturing, agriculture, education, forestry, hospitality, fishing, construction and tourism. The strong sense of community and the support networks available will have you settled in no time. The towns, villages and hamlets throughout East Gippsland will make sure of that. Click on the links below for more information on the communities in our region.
Regions, Towns & Villages
Indigenous Culture & Heritage
East Gippsland Business & Tourism Associations
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