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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. These groups and organisations are  funded or have in kind, agreements with Council to operate community art and Heritage programs.


East Gippsland Art Gallery
Heritage Network East Gippsland

East Gippsland Brass Inc (Bairnsdale Citizens Band)
Production Line Theatre Company
BITE Young People's Theatre

Orbost Exhibition Centre


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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 Hour: 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 



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Heritage Network East Gippsland

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

Buchan Heritage Group

East Gippsland Family History Group Inc

East Gippsland Historical Society Inc

East Gippsland Shire Library

Krowathunkooloong - Keeping Place

Lakes Entrance Family History Resource Centre Inc

Lakes Entrance Regional History Society Inc

Mallacoota and District History Society inc

Omeo and District Historical Society

Orbost Historical Society

Paynesville Maritime Museum inc




Email: contact@heritageeastgippsland.com.au

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"


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Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre Company

 BPLTC is a not-for-profit organization, staffed entirely by volunteers. They are a vibrant theatre company that provides the means for cultural expression and community enjoyment of the performing arts.
They also aim to run theatre craft- based workshops a couple of times a year, host social events for members and participate in other theatre experiences offered



Email: bairnsdaleproductionline@gmail.com

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 at the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub. )

Phone: 03 5153 2434



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