The town centre of Bairnsdale with its cenotaph commemorating the fallen in World War II
Bairnsdale is a small city in Gippsland, on the eastern part of Victoria, Australia. It lies on the flats on a bend of the Mitchell River before it flows into Lake King. The city has a population of 12,000 people (2012 estimate).
The Wy Yung Aboriginal tribe were the inhabitants of the area before the arrival of Europeans. The pioneer settler in the area was Archibald Macleod, who arrived in 1844. The name Bairnsdale is probably the name of Macleod's family home on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
The Court House in Bairnsdale
Today Bairnsdale has a number of historic and notable buildings. Continue on the highway until you reach Bairnsdale.
TAFE College, Bairnsdale
Visiting BairnsdaleFrom Melbourne, take the Princes Highway (M1) heading east. It becomes the Princes Highway (A1) after Traralgon.
Places of Interest in Bairnsdale