East Gippsland Shire Council

About This Shire

The East Gippsland Shire is located in the eastern part of Victoria and has a population of approximately 45,000. The shire includes the towns of Bairnsdale, Benambra, Bruthen, Buchan, Ensay, Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota, Metung, Omeo, Orbost, Paynesville, Swan Reach and Swifts Creek

Home to Mount Hotham, the giant sand dunes of Thurra River and the magnificent Buchan Caves, the region offers everything from coastal wilderness to snowy river country to alpine high country.

Only four hours away from Melbourne and five hours away from Canberra and the popular holiday destination Batemans Bay, what's not to love about East Gippsland.


273 Main Street, Bairnsdale


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