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Encyclopedia > Bairnsdale
The bridge over the Mitchell River, marking the entrance to Bairnsdale (coming from Bruthen)
The bridge over the Mitchell River, marking the entrance to Bairnsdale (coming from Bruthen)

Bairnsdale is a city in eastern Victoria, Australia, population 11,000 (2001). It is situated 285 kilometres east of Melbourne, near where the Mitchell River empties into Lake King, and is close to the beautiful Gippsland Lakes and the ocean. Image:Bridge over mitchell. ... Image:Bridge over mitchell. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Nickname: Garden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Governor Premier Const. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... Gippsland Lakes is a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons in east Gippsland, Victoria, Australia covering an area of about 600 km sq, The largest of the lakes are Lake Wellington, Lake King and Lake Victoria. ... Bass Strait is a sea strait separating Australian mainland (Victoria in particular). ...

Bairnsdale is the commercial centre for the east Gippsland region and the seat of local government for East Gippsland Shire. It has two high schools, Nagle College (Catholic Private) and Bairnsdale Secondary College (Government). Gippsland is a large rural region in Victoria, Australia. ... East Gippsland Shire is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia. ...

Nearby towns include Paynesville, Lakes Entrance, Sale, Stratford and Orbost. Paynesville is a tourist resort town in eastern Victoria, Australia about 300 km from Melbourne. ... The Entrance to Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance Lakes Entrance is a tourist resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia, population 6000 (2001). ... Sale is a city in the Australian state of Victoria, in Wellington Shire. ... The town of Stratford on the Avon River in Victoria, Australia is 232km east of Melbourne on the Princes Highway in Wellington Shire. ... Orbost is a town of about 2000 people (2001) in the East Gippsland Shire, Victoria, Australia, located 375km east of Melbourne where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. ...



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