With a popular brewery and multiple fine food outlets, Bruthen is rapidly earning a place on the itinerary for many East Gippsland visitors – and is also a popular place to live.
Established as an agricultural centre soon after Victoria became a colony, the town was granted its first post office in 1862 and a school 10 years later.
Today, the town is thriving, with a reputation for food and the arts bolstering visitor numbers. The Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival draws thousands of people to the town at the end of each Summer and the Bruthen Arts & Events Council are developing a new strategic plan to elevate the profile of arts events all through the year – developed by - and for - the local community.
With regular community markets, a strong retail presence capturing the attention of passing visitors, a popular rail trail passing through town and significant commercial activity underway, Bruthen is a community offering a great lifestyle to many, around 20 minutes from the regional centre of Bairnsdale.]