At a glance

Come for the Beauty, Stay for the Lifestyle

South Gippslanders enjoy an enviable lifestyle with all the pleasures of country living, plus access to city markets and entertainment just a short drive away. No traffic jams, clean air and friendly inclusive communities are just a few of the features that might tempt you to consider a tree or sea change.

For your family, the region offers a safe clean environment, well priced homes and properties, excellent

education and children’s support services, plus good medical and aged care services. Add diverse recreational activities, a strong arts community and space to build your dream lifestyle, and the possibilities emerge.

With consistently low unemployment and a vibrant economy on offer there are many opportunities for new business enterprises, employment and investment.

Its population of over 28,000 settled across four major towns and numerous smaller settlements is growing at around 1% per annum and swells to 50,000 during the summer holidays.

Spectacular scenery offers temperate rainforest and rolling hills sweeping down to 300 kilometres of stunning coastline and golden beaches. World famous Wilsons Promontory National Park draws thousands of visitors and thrills them with a myriad of nature based activities. Quaint villages throughout the Shire make browsing an art form, accompanied by great local food and wine which shine in our friendly cafes and Farmers’ Markets and festivals.

This thriving and vibrant region is connecting homes and businesses with faster speeds in data with the rollout of the national broadband network and mobile services are continually being upgraded to connect remote areas throughout the shire. The towns of Leongatha and Korumburra now offer natural gas as cost efficient and reliable resource alternative to homes and business.

Whether you choose to live in town, by the sea or nestled in the hills, there is room enough for everyone to have their own piece of paradise in South Gippsland.

As our slogan says: Come for the beauty, stay for the lifestyle!

If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the South Gippsland Shire Council.
03 5662 9200
Email (external link)
southgippsland.vic.gov.au (external link)

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South Gippsland has consistently the lowest unemployment in all of Gippsland region and is well below Victoria’s unemployment rate.    Agriculture is a major industry in South Gippsland, however there are also a wide range of other sectors including: manufacturing, retail, health and education. There are plenty of other opportunities through the building industry, tourism and the food industry.    The three top industries are agriculture, forestry and fishing with 2,082 (16.6 % of workforce), Health care and social assistance 1,316 (10.5 % of workforce) and retail trade 1,273 (10.2 % of workforce).
Housing affordability is a key attraction to living in South Gippsland which provides a variety of housing types to suit all lifestyles. There are conventional 3-5 bedroom homes, retirement villages, aged homes and facilities, lifestyle farms, holiday homes and land for development.  The median house price for South Gippsland is $277,700 and the average housing blocks range from $85,000 to $240,000 properties.  A large variety rental properties are available throughout the Shire. Rental properties average $230 per week for a 2 bedroom house, $270 per week for a 3 bedroom property and $280 per week for larger houses. The Shire average is $250 per week.
The Shire can pride themselves on the large number of playgroups, child care centre's, kindergartens, primary and secondary education facilities including tertiary facilities. Maternal child health and specialist school. Please click the link for education and health.