East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

An area painted in culture

Be swept up in the richness and vibrancy of arts, culture and heritage of East Gippsland and it’s renowned artisans passionate about their crafts.  

Learn about our indigenous art and heritage at the Aboriginal Cultural Museum in Bairnsdale then explore the many smaller galleries and workshops dotted throughout the region, meeting artisans, musicians and people who have made East Gippsland home.