La Trobe Shire

About Destination

Latrobe City is located approximately 150kms east of Melbourne and is one of Victoria's major regional centres, home to around 74,000 people.

Our region is made up of four central towns: Churchill, Moe Newborough, Morwell, Traralgon and the smaller rural townships of Boolarra, Glengarry, Toongabbie, Tyers, Traralgon South, Yallourn North and Yinnar.

We are one of the most economically diverse municipalities in Victoria with local industries generating over $3.7 billion in Gross Regional Product and $8.8 billion in annual economic output.

The combination of major employers, the City’s regional significance, and affordable housing make Latrobe City a centre of opportunity for both business and families.

Things to do

Enviously located within arm’s reach of enchanting forests, mountain-top adventure, glassy lakes and mighty rivers, Traralgon is the heart of Gippsland, with a beat that is almost audible.

Traralgon’s charm extends well beyond being a power-industry heavyweight, boasting a vibrant arts and culture scene, bursting with funky cafes, knockout dining and a pulsing nightlife. The town’s reputation as epicentre of Gippsland action is enhanced by a year-round swag of lively festivals and sporting events.

Take a walk around the wide, leafy streets of the town centre, keeping a watch out for gorgeous heritage buildings like the majestic Traralgon Post Office, replete with gold-rush-era glory. Catch a show at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre for a star-studded line up of contemporary music, theatre and comedy performances.

The Tarra-Bulga National Park is a small national park located in the South Gippsland region of eastern Victoria, Australia approximately 240 kilometres south east of Melbourne. The park is located 33 kilometres south of Traralgon on the Traralgon-Balook Road and 24 kilometres north of Yarram. The 1,522-hectare national park is situated in the eastern part of the Strzelecki Ranges. The national park is home to one of the last undisturbed remnants of the native eucalypt temperate rainforest that once covered the Strzelecki Ranges until the last decades of the nineteenth century. 

This little pocket of rainforest (the cool temperate kind) is one of the last remaining in the state. In this secret land, it’s as if you’ve unknowingly taken the “Drink Me” potion: walking trails are dwarfed by giant ferns and towering mountain ash trees. Fronds of ancient myrtle beech stretch from either side of the path creating an emerald canopy pierced by thin shafts of sunlight.

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Powering Gippsland

Visit La Trobe City is the local council site for events, activities and exploring...

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Inside La Trobe Shire

Gippslandia is the region's leading publication to keep up with what's happening...

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Discover La Trobe City

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