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Our Partners

The Arts and Culture unit produces a variety of programs and work in partnership with several community based organisations and are also funded or have in kind, agreements with Council to operate community art programs.


East Gippsland Art Gallery
East Gippsland Heritage Network
East Gippsland Brass Inc (Bairnsdale Citizens Band)
Orbost Exhibition Centre
East Gippsland Aboriginal Art Corporation
Production Line Theatre Company
BITE Young People's Theatre
East Gippsland Art Gallery


East Gippsland Art Gallery

The East Gippsland Art Gallery (EGAG) is located in a circa 1868 heritage building in Bairnsdale. Originally the Shire Offices, the building is now home to a community gallery that exists to promote, stimulate and develop arts and culture in our region. It is an extremely busy public gallery showing an average of 22 exhibitions a year and its calendar is booked 12-18 months ahead.


Exhibitions range across all art forms and media, showcasing a diverse range of artists. The gallery is available for individual or community group hire and fees and conditions are available on request.


The Gallery Shop located in reception, showcases an exciting range of high quality items by local artists and craftspeople.


Gallery Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 10.00 am-4.00 pm, Saturday: 10.00 am-2.00 pm

Entry is Free

Address: 2 Nicholson Street Bairnsdale Victoria 3875

Phone: 03 5153 1988      


East Gippsland Heritage Network (EGHN)

Working to identify and protect the region’s unique heritage through the efforts of its members:

Buchan Heritage Group

East Gippsland Family History Group

East Gippsland History Society

Gelantipy and District History Society

Lakes Entrance Family History Resource Centre

Lakes Entrance Regional History Society

Mallacoota and District History Society

Omeo and District Historical Society

Orbost Historical Society


EGHN Contact

By mail C/- Secretary PO Box 820 Bairnsdale Vic 3875


East Gippsland Brass Inc (Bairnsdale Citizens Band)

Bairnsdale Citizens’ Band Incorporated (BCB Inc.) which covers the operational groups:
East Gippsland Brass (EGB)
East Gippsland Symphonia (EGS)
Bairnsdale Citizens’ Training Band (BCTB)


East Gippsland Brass is the oldest musical group within the community being able to trace its origins back to 1875 and is currently the only musical group officially representing and promoting the local government area of the East Gippsland Shire. The band's aim is to provide

"Music Education and Entertainment for the Benefit of the East Gippsland Community"


East Gippsland Aboriginal Art Corporation (EGAAC)

The desire to develop and continue to nurture the Aboriginal Arts Community led to the establishment of the East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation. The advancement of visual and performing arts and crafts is their major goal. Through this organisation the sale of local artworks, accessibility of visual and performing artists and information on community events can all be availed.


EGAAC Contact

222 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale 3875

Phone: 03 5153 1002

Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00 am-5.00 pm, Saturday 10.00 am-2.00 pm (September-April). Other times by appointment


Bairnsdale Independent Theatre Experience: BITE Young People’s Theatre

Youth focussed, all round performing arts tuition, leading to performance opportunities. Facilities depend on the venue where rehearsals and performances take place.


BITE Contact

29 Robb Street, East Bairnsdale (and usually the Forge Theatre)

Phone: 03 5153 2434

Email: BITE Theatre

Visit BITE Theatre      


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