Our Community

Leongatha is an attractive rural township nestled in the heart of South Gippsland. Located just an hour and a half from Melbourne, Leongatha provides relaxed rural living coupled with modern facilities and a healthy dollop of country hospitality.

Leongatha is conveniently located close to a number of iconic attractions such as Wilsons Promontory National Park, Mount Worth State Park and the much-loved swimming beaches of Inverloch, Waratah Bay and Sandy Point.

With a population of over 4700, Leongatha is the largest urban settlement in the South Gippsland Shire and a key service centre for nearby townships and other rural districts.

Employment opportunities are broad with Leongatha home to a variety of established industries including, agriculture, manufacturing, retail, health and tourism. Education options are equally diverse with two primary and secondary schools, a specialist school, a combined prep-year 12 facility located in town and a state of the art education precinct that includes primary, secondary and TAFE in a single location.

In Leongatha, sporting and recreational activities abound with an indoor heated swimming pool, velodrome, Equestrian Park, cricket grounds and recreation centre all conveniently located in town. For cultural enthusiasts, a thriving and much loved theatre group produce regular plays and performances, whilst a wealth of local artists and galleries add a touch of flair to the local community.

Leongatha currently has an annual growth rate of over 2%, and its population is expected to grow to almost 7000 by the year 2026. This population growth is expected to be complemented by an increase in commercial and retail activity.

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