About Inner Gippsland
Encompassing an incredible diversity of landscapes, from pristine beaches and coastal cliffs to lush, green hills and untouched bushland, there is so much to explore, adore and enjoy about the Inner Gippsland area.
The area comprises the four shires of Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe and South Gippsland, and each one offers something striking and unique.
The Bass Coast is etched with a rugged coastline that stretches to Wilsons Promontory, the southernmost point of Victoria and mainland Australia.
Baw Baw features the beautiful Baw Baw Plateau and its major tourist attraction, Mount Baw Baw alpine ski resort.
Latrobe draws its name from the magnificent Latrobe River, which meanders through the Latrobe valley to be joined by 17 tributaries before reaching Lake Wellington, the largest of the Gippsland Lakes network.
Discover our towns
Discover seaside villages, quirky towns and farming communities, or be inspired by major towns towns such as Moe, Warragul and Leongatha.
Home to beautiful 19th century buildings and heritage sites, Moe sits at the western end of Latrobe Valley and is believed to take its name from a Kurnai (local Indigenous) word meaning ‘swamp land’.
It offers good shopping and dining, with nearby bushland and lakes providing great recreational activities. Moe also serves as a gateway to the historic goldfields at Walhalla and the snowfields at Mt Baw Baw and Mt St Gwinear.
Warragul lies between the Strzelecki Ranges to the south and the Mount Baw Baw Plateau of the Great Dividing Range to the north.
This thriving rural town set among rolling green hills and dairy fields has a great food and wine scene, with a strong focus on paddock-to-plate, and numerous galleries, art studios live music and craft markets to spark the imagination
Located in Inner Gippsland's famous dairy country and in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, Leongatha boasts a vibrant town centre surrounded by rolling green pastures.
Leongatha hosts a wide range of cultural events and festivals throughout the year, and is home to a medieval society, which re-enacts 14th-century weapons, armour and fighting styles each month at the nearby Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra.
Leongatha marks the start of the popular Great Southern Rail Trail, which begins just south of the local railway station and winds its way through Fish Creek, Meeniyan and Foster to Welshpool in South Gippsland.
Local statistics at a glance
Join the Department – our Inner Gippsland area offices
Our Inner Gippsland offices are located in
Leongatha. These modern offices are hubs for our highly skilled area teams that comprise a broad range of professionals including:
- speech pathologists
- social workers
- staff to support Aboriginal children and their families
- early childhood advisors
- school nurses
- visiting teachers to support schools around the inclusion of students with disabilities and additional needs
- administrative and project support staff
- Senior Educational Improvement Leaders and other education professionals.
Area teams take a holistic approach to support the delivery of quality services for all children at all stages of learning.
How we work together
Teams work together to provide expert advice and support to early childhood providers, schools and their communities at a local level, with extra effort directed to ensure education and health and wellbeing services are accessible to, and inclusive of, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Area teams build and maintain strong connections between central and regional offices and the communities they service, so that positive outcomes are delivered where they matter most.
As a member of our area team you will be an integral part of a highly skilled network of experts and have a strong, visible connection to your work and the direct impact it has on the Inner Gippsland community, to help us deliver better outcomes for all learners and their families.
Benefits of working for us
As a Victorian government employee you’ll have access to a variety of benefits including professional development opportunities, career mentoring and Personal Development Plans to promote career advancement.
We actively support work–life balance with flexible working hours and leave entitlements and inclusive paternity leave. You will also benefit from salary packaging and 9.5 per cent superannuation employer contribution.
There are a variety of positions available in the Inner Gippsland area. For the latest employment opportunities see
Inner Gippsland careers
Considering a tree or sea change to the Inner Gippsland area?
If you are considering relocating to the Inner Gippsland area, find out more about the region and what is has to offer:
Regional living – the Inner Gippsland area is ready when you are
Current Department employees transferring to the Inner Gippsland area may be entitled to residential relocation leave and reimbursement for relocation expenses.
Reimbursement of Travel and Personal Expenses policy.