East Gippsland

  • State
    VIC
  • Region Size
    21713.21 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
    48,564
  • Largest Regional City
    Bairnsdale
  • No. of Jobs
    33,176
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
    $300
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
    $265
  • Region is known for
    Thriving agriculture and fishing industries
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data
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East Gippsland

Whether you’re seeking a sea change, a tree change, or simply a change of pace, East Gippsland has it all. Located in eastern Victoria, East Gippsland offers stunning natural scenery, affordable property prices, a reliable and stable workforce, excellent infrastructure, and a clean, healthy, and safe environment. With nine national parks and two marine parks on your doorstep, you’ll have endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Embrace a lifestyle that celebrates nature, simple living, and strong community bonds.

People

People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of East Gippsland by understanding the people who live there.

  • 48,564
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 52
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 26,405
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 1,685
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 5,789
    Persons born overseas (no.)
Industry

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in East Gippsland form an important part of the community.

  • 4,794
    Total number of businesses
Employment

A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in East Gippsland to assist in your decision-making.

  • 33,176
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 602
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 4,794
    Total number of businesses
Household

Discover the household make-up of those already living in East Gippsland to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 21,440
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.3
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 741
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,300
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 265
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)
Services

Have confidence that East Gippsland has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 3
    Number of Hospitals
  • 3
    Number of Airports
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Opportunities to grow

East Gippsland offers a thriving economy with diverse job opportunities in various sectors, including food manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, healthcare, construction, and tourism. You’ll find quality primary and secondary schools, and tertiary education providers such as Federation University and Monash School of Rural Health. The region’s economic growth is supported by its reputation as a food bowl, producing fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. It is also renowned for its high-quality beef and excellent seafood, as well as the production of exceptional wine, beer, olives and olive oil.

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Outdoor adventures

Whether you’re exploring the fascinating Buchan Caves, relaxing on the pristine Ninety Mile Beach, or enjoying the East Gippsland Drink Trail there’s so much more to enjoy in East Gippsland. Experience the Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest inland water system, and be amazed by the diverse wildlife and breathtaking coastline. With its turquoise lakes, stunning high-country views, and secluded beaches, East Gippsland offers endless opportunities to enjoy a life with more. From hiking and camping, to koala spotting, fishing, boating and paddleboarding, your weekends will be spent making lifelong memories.

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