Gippsland is a picturesque rural region that makes up the south-eastern part of Victoria, Australia. It extends from the edge of Melbourne’s Metropolitan Region in the region’s west, eastwards to the New South Wales border.  Gippsland incorporates 6 municipalities – Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Wellington and Latrobe Valley. 

The main towns within Gippsland include Bairnsdale, Churchill, Drouin, Foster, Inverloch, Korumburra, Lakes Entrance, Leongatha, Mallacoota, Moe, Morwell, Omeo, Orbost, Phillip Island, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul and Wonthaggi.


Gippsland is home to approx. 144,000 residents spread throughout the geographically diverse region.  Within this demographic you will find a great mix of cultures and cohesion, with 1/3 of the population having migrated to the region. 


Here are 5 key reasons you should consider migrating to Gippsland:

  • Regional Lifestyle but with close proximity to Melbourne!

Gippsland has 3 larger cities and multiple key towns but if you’re wanting to visit “the big smoke” you’ll find the centre of Gippsland only 2 hours from “Australia’s Most Liveable City” – Melbourne! 

  • Come for the view, stay for the food!

Boasting some of Australia’s most picturesque beaches, snow/ski fields, waterways and beautiful National Parks, Gippsland has it all!  Enjoy a meal at one of the artisan cafes or restaurants serving locally grown and sourced produce or visit one of the many award-winning boutique wineries. 

  • Employment Opportunities

Gippsland is home to Victoria’s natural resources and commodities economy.  Key industries within the Gippsland region include:

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Dairy
  • Fishing
  • Tourism
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Education

Regional Migration Australia work with a number of key businesses and industries within Gippsland.  Please visit our Jobs Board (Regional Migration Australia – Employment Opportunities – Job Board) to see what opportunities these businesses currently have available to sponsor your migration journey.

  • Lower Living Costs

The family home isn’t the only thing more affordable in regional Victoria. You will find the cost of living in general is substantially lower in regional areas.  Everyday expenses such as food, utilities, schools and entertainment (and even coffee!) are lower in Gippsland than in the metropolitan areas.

  • Community Support & Infrastructure

Hospitals/Health Care:  Gippsland boats a number of large scale, state of the art, hospitals and specialty & allied health medical centres and clinics.  There is migrant and refugee support service with specialised nursing staff available in multiple locations across Gippsland for general support and referrals.

In relation to education, Gippsland has numerous public and private primary schools, council run kindergartens, public, private and catholic secondary schools, TAFE colleges and Federation University. 

Gippsland welcomes and supports their multicultural community with a number of community groups, organisations and programs ready and waiting to assist you with your transition to a life in Australia.     

In Gippsland you can build and enjoy a life like nowhere else.


For further information on the Gippsland region, please visit Gippsland | Regional Living Victoria

To speak to a Registered Migration Agent regarding your migration or employment needs, please visit

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