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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance has a population of approximately 9,460 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the East Gippsland Shire area. 

Key industries and employers


Commercial fishing

Map of Victoria indicating the location of Lakes Entrance
Close up of a fishing net on a fishing trawler

Finding a job in Lakes Entrance



About Lakes Entrance

Boats moored to the jetty at Lakes Entrance

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 23.8°C 14.8°C
Winter 14.6°C 6.0°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (319km)

Transport Time
Car 3 hrs 30 mins
Train and coach
3 hrs 30 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $248,000
(Oct 2015)
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To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Lakes Entrance accommodation directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (4.5%) Italian (1.2%)
New Zealand (1.0%) Greek (0.6%)
Netherlands (0.9%) German (0.4%)
Italy (0.8%) Maltese (0.3%)
Scotland (0.7%)
Dutch (0.3%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
1 primary school
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
1 secondary school

1 TAFE campus

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Lakes Entrance, please visit the East Gippsland Shire website

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Lakes Entrance attractions

  • Swim, surf or fish at famous Ninety Mile Beach
  • Enjoy a boat cruise around the Gippsland Lakes
  • Visit the historic Nyerimilang Homestead and Park
  • Sky Show (New Year's Eve)
  • Lakes Entrance Rodeo (January)
  • Twin Rivers Bream Classic (July)