Bairnsdale is gateway to the beautiful

East Gippsland Region

The beautiful East Gippsland region is home to more than 70% of Patties' employees, and they are not alone.

With its affordable housing, community facilities, excellent infrastructure and clean, healthy and safe environment, East Gippsland has a growing population of around 42,000 people, who enjoy its stunning natural environment, mild climate and relaxed lifestyle.

The local economy is diverse and robust. Numerous industries thrive here, among them agriculture, forestry, horticulture, manufacturing, fishing, tourism, hospitality, retail and service industries.


Along with Patties Foods, East Gippsland is home to some of Australia's leading brands and largest businesses, including Australia's largest fresh cut horticulture business, Victoria’s largest fishing port at Lakes Entrance, and innovative businesses servicing global customers in niche industries. Many consultants and professional service businesses also operate from the region, using state-of-the-art communications technology to connect with customers throughout the world.


But it’s not all about work – East Gippsland is clean, green and beautiful and the locals enjoy an enviable lifestyle featuring pristine lakes and rivers, snow-capped mountains, and rugged and unspoiled coastal wilderness.