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East Gippsland, once a well-kept secret is now renowned for its breathtaking locations and enviable lifestyle opportunities.

The region is home to Australia’s largest inland water system – the Gippsland Lakes, a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons covering 400sq km, separated from the ocean with coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach.

East Gippsland boasts colourful fishing and boating villages, isolated beaches, rugged coastal outcrops and high country grandeur. Bird and marine life thrive here, with the lake dolphins and pelicans frequenting many locations.

In addition to its natural beauty, East Gippsland offers affordable housing and investment opportunities, strong employment, quality healthcare, good education and a broad range of childcare and developmental services.

East Gippsland is eastern Victoria’s major economic region with a diverse population and industry profile, growing economy, stable labour force and an abundance of primary produce and natural resources.

With more than 20 towns and villages there is still plenty to be discovered in East Gippsland.



A thriving provincial centre, Bairnsdale is the commercial hub of East Gippsland and gateway to the natural beauties of our region. The town’s rich heritage can be found throughout the town including the Mitchell River walking trail, the all new All Abilities Playground and the spectacular murals and architecture of St Mary’s Church.…

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Lakes Entrance

One of Victoria’s premier holiday destinations, Lakes Entrance is beloved for its swimming beaches, waterfront cafes and fleet of colourful fishing boats, many of which sell the day’s catch from the jetties. Located 319 kilometres from Melbourne on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meet the ocean, Lakes Entrance offers myriad water-based activities. Close by, Lake Tyers Beach offers real tranquility and a perfect holiday option. …

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The tranquil village of Metung has long been a favourite for holiday-makers. While the main activities involve boating and fishing, Metung is also known for its scenic walks, good local food, monthly farmers’ market and unique galleries with a coastal flair.…

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Known as the boating capital of Victoria, Paynesville is a great place for those just looking for a getaway by the water or to enjoy activities on and around the foreshore. Explore the lakes and canals or take the short ferry trip to Raymond Island to see koalas.…

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