Bair Street, LeongathaMemorial Hall, LeongathaSouth Gippsland SPLASH, LeongathaLeongatha Industrial Area
Bair Street, Leongatha
  Bair Street, Leongatha  
Memorial Hall, Leongatha
  Memorial Hall, Leongatha  
South Gippsland SPLASH, Leongatha
  South Gippsland SPLASH, Leongatha  
Leongatha Industrial Area
  Leongatha Industrial Area  
Leongatha is the commercial and civic centre of South Gippsland. Servicing local residents and some of the smaller surrounding communities, Leongatha offers boutique shopping in a pleasant country setting. A good selection of shops extend along both sides of the wide boulevards of Bair Street and McCartin Street. Where these two roads meet are some of Leongatha’s oldest buildings including the Post Office (built in 1887), Court House (1912) and Mechanics Institute (1912) which now serves as a local history museum. Memorial hall, which is undoubtedly, one of Leongatha’s most impressive buildings was built between 1925 and 1926. Today it functions as a community hall, citizens advice bureau and art and craft gallery.

Leongatha marks the start of the Great Southern Rail Trail. Beginning just south of the Leongatha railway station, it consists of a 72 kilometre long walking, cycling and horse riding trail which covers much of the distance south-east to Port Welshpool and passes through towns which offer visitors refreshments and attractions such as wineries, galleries and antique shops.

Leongatha township is located in a predominantly dairying area. The town's long agricultural heritage is underpinned by having a major dairy processing facility just north of the town centre, producing milk-based products for Australian and overseas markets.

History of Leongatha
Leongatha was first settled on a cleared area of land on the western edge of the Strzelecki Ranges in 1845. The area was originally known as Koorooman but was renamed Leongatha in 1891 after the arrival of the railway stimulated further settlement.


Leongatha - Town Facilities

- ANZ, 34 Bair Street
- Bendigo Bank, 12 McCartin Street
- Commonwealth Bank, 42 McCartin Street
- NAB, 23 McCartin Street
- Robobank, 16 Anderson Street
- Westpac, 28 Bair Street

Dump Point
Apex Caravan Park – fees apply

66 Koonwarra Road

Library, 2 Smith Street
Community House, 16 Bruce Street
McDonald's, Anderson Street (South Gippsland Hwy)

Ezyas Car Wash & Laundrette, 5 Stockyard Lane

2 Smith Street
Internet access available
Opening hours; Mon-Friday 10-6, Sat 10-1

Long Vehicle Parking
South Gippsland Hwy wayside stop, available on the western side of Anderson St from Alison St to Smith St

Leongatha Nextra Newsagency, 30 Bair Street

Parks & Playgrounds
Leongatha Recreation Reserve, 52 Roughhead Street
- Skate Park
- Playground (Toilets, BBQ)
McIndoe Park, Cnr. Turner Street & Bent Street (Toilets, playgound, rotunda, BBQs)
Centenary Park, Cnr Anderson Street & McCartin Street (Toilets, seats)

Petrol Stations
- BP, 95 Bair Street
- BP, 7 Anderson Street (Sth Gippsland Hwy)
- Caltex Safeway Petrol, 20-22 Anderson Street (Sth Gippsland Hwy)

- Nagel's Pharmacy, 10-14 Bair Street
- Terry White Chemist, 42 Bair Street

Post Office
Leongatha's Australia Post, 4 McCartin Street

Supermarkets & Liquor
- Aldi, 8-10 Bruce Street
- Michael's IGA, Cnr. Church & Bruce Street
- Michael's IGA Highway Liquor, Anderson Street
- Monacellars, 2 Bair Street
- Woolworths, Smith Street (Cnr. Peart Street)


Quick Facts about Leongatha
The population of Leongatha is approximately 4,500.
Leongatha is located approximately 130 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.

Leongatha - Activities and Attractions
- View art and craft at Leongatha Gallery
- Enjoy a swim at ‘Splash’ aquatic centre
- Walk or ride the Great Southern Rail Trail
- Watch a movie at Stadium 4 Cinema
- Take a joy flight with Woorayl Air Services
- Have a hit of golf at Leongatha Golf Course

Major Events in Leongatha
- Daffodil Festival (September)
- Leongatha Rotary Art Show (October)
- Native Flower Show (October)
- Leongatha Rose Spectacular (November)

How to get to Leongatha
Leongatha is located approximately two hours drive from Melbourne on the South Gippsland Highway.
V/Line bus services are available for travel.


More Information about Leongatha
Leongatha Business Association
PO Box 1, Leongatha, 3953

Leongatha Citizens Advice Bureau & Visitor Information Centre
Leongatha Memorial Hall Complex
McCartin Street, Leongatha
03 5662 2111

Leongatha Business Association

Address:PO Box 1, Leongatha VIC 3953

Leongatha Walking & Cycling

Walkers welcomeDogs are allowedHammans Bush ReserveLeongatha
Walkers welcomeDogs are allowedLeongatha Wetlands WalkLeongatha
Walkers welcomeCyclists welcomeHorses welcomeDogs are allowedWheelchair accessThe Great Southern Rail TrailLeongatha, Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Fish Creek, Foster, Toora, Welshpool, Port Welshpool