Locality Guide

Locality Guide

Bairnsadale is the largest city in the East Gippsland region, situated on the Mitchell River which then flows into the extensive Gippsland Lakes system at Lake King. Bairnsdale is conveniently situated close to everything:
  • 15 minute drive to the lake at Paynesville, home to the largest silt jetties in the Southern Hemisphere
  • 30 minute drive to the 90 Mile Beach at Lakes Entrance, home to the native Burrunan dolphin species
  • 2 hour drive to the snow at Dinner Plain & Mount Hotham
  • 3 hour drive to the city in Melbourne
  • and no more than a 15 minute drive to be in the bush
The Visitor Information Centre can be located at 240 Main Street, next to the St Mary's Catholic Church.


Landmarks in the commercial centre include the impressive St Mary's Catholic Church (built between 1913 and 1937) with hand painted murals inspired from the sistine chapel, the Court House in Nicholson Street (1894), the town's water tower, and a number of historic shops and hotels.
Several parks front the Mitchell River, including the park at the old river port behind the post office, offering BBQ and picnic facilities as well as a jetty. Fishing and boating jetties are located on the west bank of the Mitchell River, just south of the Princes Highway on the road to Paynesville.


Bairnsdale offers a range of great facilities such as:

Public Transport

Vline Train - Bairnsdale to Melbourne
Vline Coach - Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance and up the East Coast 
PTV - Locally


Our Hospital and Medical Centres:

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
122 Day Street, Bairnsdale
(03) 5150 3333

Macleod Street Medical Centre
93 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale
(03) 5152 5145

Bairnsdale Medical Group
438 Main Street, Bairnsdale
(03) 5152 4123

Bairnsdale Family Medical Centre
Shop 12/30 Howitt Avenue, Eastwood
(03) 5152 7135

Service Street Medical Centre
31 Service Street, Bairnsdale
(03) 5141 0811

Advantage Health Point
46-56 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale
(03) 5152 3500


Lucknow Primary School
(03) 5152 4662

Bairnsdale West Primary School
(03) 5152 3516

Bairnsdale Primary School
(03) 5152 4395

Bairnsdale Christian Community School
(03) 5153 0079

St Mary's Primary School
(03) 5152 3706

Wild Cherry Steiner School
(03) 5152 1966

Gippsland Grammar
(03) 5152 3366

East Gippsland Specialist School
(03) 5152 5922

Glenvale School
(03) 5152 48674

Bairnsdale Secondary College
(03) 5150 4800

Nagle College
(03) 5152 6122

Sports and Recreation

  • Basketball - Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre
  • Football - Gippsland Football Netball League, Omeo District Football Netball League and East Gippsland Football Netball Club
  • Fishing - Nicholson Angling Club
  • Golf - Bairnsdale Golf Club, South Pines Golf Club and Goose Gully Golf Course
  • Horse Racing - Bairnsdale Racing Club
  • Swimming - Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre and Bairnsdale Outdoor Pool
  • Soccer - Indoor and Outdoor 
  • Lawn Bowls - Bairnsdale Bowls Club and Howitt Park Bowls Club
  • Bairnsdale Tennis Club
  • Bairnsdale Croquet Club

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