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With a laid back and affordable lifestyle, temperate climate and excellent services, East Gippsland is a popular destination for retirees.

The region offers a wide range of accommodation designed to suit the needs – and budgets – of retirees. Housing prices are much lower than urban areas, allowing retirees to save their money to spend on their new lifestyle. There also is a wide range of low-maintenance accommodation and support services, including retirement villages, relocatable villages, low and high-care retirement homes, home help and respite care.

Be as busy or as relaxed as you wish while enjoying retirement in East Gippsland, with numerous activities and social groups catering to the desires of the over-55s.

For those who are keen to get out and explore, East Gippsland provides a convenient base, with plenty of options to tour without even leaving the shire. Travel farther afield along the five-hour scenic drive to the south coast of NSW or drive five hours to Canberra. Melbourne is just three and a half hours away or head north to Sydney in eight hours.

Many services in East Gippsland are tailored to meet the needs of our retired population including specialised financial and legal services. The region is also well supplied with healthcare services, including three hospitals, home and community care, tailored physiotherapy and exercise programs and support services.