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South Gippsland, Phillip Island & the Latrobe Valley

Gippsland was named after the governor of New South Wales at the time of its first European settlement, Sir George Gipps (1791-1847). At the time of naming, Victoria was then part of the Colony of New South Wales where Gipps was governor form 1837 to 1846.

Some places of interest in the South Gippsland region:

The Australian Garden provides an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in Australian flora, landscapes, art and architecture. The garden has over 100,000 plants on display, a cafe and regular tours and activities.

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South Gippsland Tourist Railway
Historic railcars and railmotors travelling the 38km section of line from Nyora to Leongatha. Passengers may get on or off a train at Korumurra, Loch, Nyora or Leongatha railway stations. More information


Some markets in the South Gippsland region:

Berwick Akoonah Park Market
A large indoor/outdoor market featuring craft, fresh produce, clothes, bric - a - brac. More information at Akoonah Park Market.

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Berwick Computer Market Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies.

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Casey-Berwick Farmers' Market
Farm fresh and organic seasonal vegetables, fruit, free range lamb, poultry, eggs plus barramundi and rabbit and a whole lot more direct from the grower. Bring your own bags and trolleys. There is a special twilight market from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 23rd December 2010.

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Churchill Island Farmers' Market
A farmers' market in the pleasant surrounds of Westernport Bay with produce including wine, fruit, vegetables and cheeses.

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Coal Creek Farmers’ Market
The Farmers’ Market is held in the main carpark and picnic area with ample parking just metres away. The market is placcy bag free so BYO your trolley, baskets and reuse your own plastic shopping bags.

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Drouin Produce & Craft Market
An outdoor market featuring fresh produce, art & craft.

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Farmers Market@The Old Cheese Factory
This market is on the second Saturday of the month and complements the long running Casey-Berwick Farmers Market also held at the Old Cheese Factory on the 4th Saturday of the month. There is a wide range of farm fresh produce including organic fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses and olive oils, specialty breads, free range chicken and eggs, varieties of meats including lamb, beef, veal, pork and venison, together with baked goods, preserves and herb and vegetable seedlings and much more. The market has been accredited by the Victorian Farmers Market Association. It is run by the Berwick Woodworkers Club who collect a $2 donation from shoppers and these funds are used to support local community groups. More information at Old Cheese Factory Farmers Market


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Grantville Variety Market
Produce & quality second hand goods.

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Inverloch Community Market
An indoor/outdoor craft market. Last Sat in Jan, Easter Sat & Sun, Sat & Sun before Melbourne Cup.

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Inverloch Farmers Market
Offering a great range of clean, green, local fresh food. "Fall in Love with Local Food"

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Island Craft Market
An /indoor/otdoor market with over 60 quality handmade craft, plant and produce stalls. Theme is make, bake abd grow. Home cooked food available. Volunteer market and profits are returned for local community needs. The market runs on the 2nd Saturday of the month with some exceptions - check with organisers.

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Jumbunna Bush Market
A range of crafts and produce.

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Kongwak Market
An indoor/outdoor market selling craft, produce and collectables.

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Koowee Community Market
A community market with craft, trash, teasure and trinkets.

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Lardner Park Market
A market selling quality art and craft.

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Latrobe Country Markets
New & second hand goods, produce, craft, plants & trees, discount groceries and lollies. This market, one of the oldest in Victoria was formerly known as the Morwell Sunday Market.

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Lions Tooradin Community Market
A market with a variety of goods. A project of the Lions Club of Balla Balla

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Loch Village Market
A large outdoor market with a wide range of goods.

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Loch Winter Market
Loch Public Hall Committee run five winter markets from May to September on the second Sunday of the month that are held in the hall. We have a variety of goods from local produce veggies, honey, jams and sauces, clothing ,hand crafts, bric a brac and lots more. So come along have a cuppa and scones and maybe a stroll around our historic village. All funds raised go towards the hall upkeep.

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Longwarry & Disrtict Fire Brigade Market
An indoor/outdoor market with over 150 stalls selling Bric-a-brc and other goods. This market raises funds for he CFA.

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Mirboo North Country Market
An indoor/outdoor market selling bric-a-brac and other goods.

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Moe Art & Craft Market (Old Gippstown Market)
Art & craft in a family friendly atmosphere in a historical village setting.

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Newhaven Market
A wide range of new and srcond hand goods.

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Port Albert Market
A market selling a variety of products.

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Prom Country Farmers' Market
A farmers' market selling fresh local produce.

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Rokeby Community Market
An indoor/outdoor market selling a range of goods including local produce.

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South Gippsland Farmers Market
A Farmers market selling fresh vegetables as well as fresh Rabbits, hormone free beef, fruit,cheese, wines, and many other produce all locally made.

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Tarwin Lower Market
An indoor/outdoor market with a range of goods.

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Traralgon Farmers' Market
Selling fresh regional produce from around Gippsland. This market is now operated by the Lions Club of Traralgon as from Sept 2008.

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Venus Bay Twilight Markets
A range of goods and entertainment.

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Warragul Arts Market
The Warragul Arts Market features painters, ceramics, sculptures, jewellery, pottery, print makers, authors, illustrators and dress makers. White Hat can recommend the market fro those in the area wanting to increase their range of hands-on artistic pursuits. As well as market stalls, it also features buskers, arts activities, meet the artists and demonstrating artists.

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Wilsons Promontory Home Produce & Craft Market
Featuring a variety of home produced goods.

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Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market
A craft and produce market.

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Yarram Market
An indoor/outdoor market featuring craft, plants and other goods. In 2007 the April market will be on 8 April


What's on and things to do in the South Gippsland region:

Meeniyan Garlic Festival

With over 50 stalls and over 300 garlic varieties, the Meeniyan Garlic Festival also features  lots of family activities in this delightful rural setting. Full details at Meeniyan Garlic Festival.




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Inverloch Jazz Festival
Over 80 bands covering all styles of Jazz. 4 major venues all in close proximity.



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You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.