East Gippsland Lifestyle

The East Gippsland Shire stretches from Bairnsdale to the NSW border. It’s a region studded with small happy communities who enjoy a stunning natural environment, mild climate and easy lifestyle.

It’s a region endowed with lazy rivers, brisk high-country, wild beaches and of course the Gippsland Lakes.

But you don’t need to be a nature-holic. (Because there’s everything else too! now with added wi-fi!)

Cafes, galleries, and weekend markets – in the glorious wide open spaces, lakeside, beachside, off the beaten track, or in the relative hubbub of town.

You’ll find East Gippsland rich with like-minds, and time to talk, think, write, study – and occasionally just go for a long, quiet paddle at sunset.

Embrace organic home made jams, not traffic jams.

Find communities, friends and new passions that will change what you value most.

Central Gippsland Lifestyle

Sale is the commercial heart of Central Gippsland, a region located just over two hours east of Melbourne.

Reaching from the rugged high country to one of the longest beaches in the world, Central Gippsland embraces the Gippsland Lakes, fabulous National Parks, and plenty of fine food and wine choices. The latte options are just fine too.

Nearby standout adventures include the Rail Trails that we love for the best cycling experiences, the Grand Strzelecki Walking Track and a day trip to the Tarra Bulga National Park.

And yes, the region has more than its fair share of big regional – and  small,buzzy community-run – theatres and galleries. Sale is the heartland, but also check out Stratford, Briagolong, Port Albert, Cowwarr, Maffra and Yarram.

Plenty of places to meet the nicest locals on your day off.

(And just FYI – it’s an easy train trip to and from Melbourne in V/Line’s First Class service.)

Macleod St Medical Centre, Bairnsdale

The practice has four associate and four assistant GPs as well as registrars. A practice manager, two full-time nurses, two part-time nurses, and several reception staff are employed by the clinic.

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April Intern Education Session

Last night the Interns gathered at Bairnsdale for their monthly group education session. Catering was amazing (no hospital food!) and Emma presented a case for discussion. This was followed by a skills session on chest drains and arterial punctures, and the management of arterial lines. The evening was great (apart from a slight ‘malfunction’ of the arterial hand which sent ‘blood’ all over the floor, walls and ceiling.) All the Interns have settled in well and are enjoying their second rotations.