Lightfoot & Sons

The Lightfoot family first planted a small vineyard in 1995 in the pristine Gippsland Lakes region and made small batches of wine each vintage for the enjoyment of family, friends and a handful of local wine enthusiasts. Since then their family business has grown, and the second generation of family, sons Rob and Tom Lightfoot, now manage the business. Our wines are now being made by Alastair Butt and Tom Lightfoot. Alastair brings more than 25 years of winemaking experience to the winery, working previously in the Yarra Valley and Hunter Valley. After completing a Viticultural Science and Wine Production degree, Tom has worked a number of vintages in wineries throughout Australia and the Northern Hemisphere. Tom now manages the Myrtle Point Vineyard and assists Alastair in winemaking.



AWM Electrical and Data Suppliers

AWM Electrical and Data Suppliers service a wide range of customers. From Electrical Contractors and Small Businesses to multisite and global operations via our Australia wide distribution network. Our mission is to provide value to our customers through a local presence, immediate stock availability, knowledgeable / experienced staff and innovative service delivery options. AWM Bairnsdale are proud to be a sponsor of such a great local event.  


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Gippsland Treated Pine

Gippsland Treated Pine has been servicing Bairnsdale for over 25 years. We have recently opened our brand new super store in McMillan Street just up from our old premises and would love to welcome everyone to have a look around. The new store features a huge indoor hardware area, drive-through service area and timber yard. We are a family owned and run business with knowledgeable staff committed to offering you the best service and advice along with a broad range of products. We service and deliver all over Gippsland and Victoria with stores in Morwell, Bairnsdale and Beaufort.



Frith's Plumbing

Frith’s Plumbing & Gasfitting commenced in 2005, working principally on residential sites. The business has grown and expanded considerably over the intervening years to become one of the largest plumbing contractors in East Gippsland.

From domestic work, Frith’s Plumbing took on work in the commercial area supporting some of the largest regional businesses with their maintenance work. These companies include Patties Foods and Gippsland Ports.

While the majority of our work is in Victoria, the quality of our work has won us tenders on job site locations throughout Australia including in NSW, ACT, and WA at Barrow Island.



GJ Gardner Homes

At your local GJ Gardner Homes office, there’s a team of people ready to help you make the right choices; 

  • locally owned
  • local trades
  • custom designs
  • quick build times and access to the builder



McDonalds Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale McDonald’s employ over 200 locals and are owned by Lakes Entrance locals Mike and Bernadette Goodluck. We are great supporters of the community and Ronald McDonald House Charities in Australia. We look forward to growing our teams, supporting future community events and singing along to Jimmy Barnes this upcoming March.



L.J. Hooker Lakes Entrance

Research says we're Australia's #1 real estate brand. That's fantastic and we're delighted. Why? Because it means that you thought of us first for your real estate needs.

But we're not going to rest. We will just keep doing what we can to help you realise your real estate dreams and take care of the #1 that matters most to us. You. Let the team at LJ Hooker Lakes Entrance help you realise your real estate dreams.



Kennedy Trailers

Kennedy Trailers, a family owned and operated business; pride themselves on custom transport solutions with over 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing of logging, mining and heavy transport equipment. Garry & sons, Lynden and Cory are at the forefront of innovation and cost awareness as they push for further growth to lay a solid foundation for the company’s future development. Therefore Kennedy Trailers have invested significantly in research & development and streamlined their production processes to reduce manufacturing times to be competitive without compromising quality. The continual investment guarantees the lead time of production is as efficient as possible, which is complimented by the in house design, drafting and highly qualified engineering and manufacturing team. This allows any transport application to be customised to any specifications with the support of our dedicated service team.



The Gippslander Newspaper

The Gippslander Newspaper has one of the largest distribution networks today compared to any other Gippsland newspaper. The Gippslander focuses on events specific to local towns and uplifting stories in the Gippsland region and is currently distributed to over 66 towns throughout the 6 Gippsland Shires and is still growing.

The Gippslander Newspaper is based in Traralgon and will continue to produce and distribute the publication locally while retaining excellent advertising rates to provide the best possible value for our clients. First established in 2012, The Gippslander newspaper is currently estimated to reach over 90,000 readers because of our unique distribution style. We deliver our newspaper far and wide across the Gippsland region covering almost the entire region. Our paper is a vibrant, local and optimistic outlook on the current events of Gippsland which you can find monthly at over 550 locations. Some of these locations include Woolworths, Coles, Foodworks, IGA, McDonalds, Subway, Hungry Jacks and most Licensed clubs and bakeries/cafes.

We also print and create your advertisement in full colour at no additional cost which is put together by our professional Graphic Designer in Traralgon.



Downes Transport

Downes Transport is a locally operated company, established in 1992 to help local businesses with all their general freight needs. From our humble beginnings with just a single truck and trailer, we’ve grown into a fully comprehensive general freight service with a fleet of trucks, manned by experienced drivers and operatives able to move almost anything! We’ve made our name by providing our loyal East Gippsland clients with a efficient, reliable and professional service, and we’ve never strayed from the exceptional standard of customer service that we were founded on. As a family business, we understand that reputation is everything, and Downes Transport is committed to going the extra mile to ensure that our reputation continues to grow!



Lakes Entrance Bowls Club

The Lakes Entrance Bowls Club is situated on the majestic 90 Mile Beach at the entrance to the beautiful Gippsland Lakes and is renowned as one of the region’s premier clubs. We offer first class facilities, entertainment and services for all our members and guests to enjoy. The Club offers full TAB facilities, Keno, Café, bistro, sports bar, private members bowling lounge, main bar, indoor kids play area and two world class artificial bowling greens for all year round bowls. The Club also owns and operates the adjoining Woodbine Tourist Park which offers affordable powered sites and budget cabin style accommodation perfect for your next coastal holiday.



Peter Dullard Motor Group

Established in 1991 we are a trusted local family owned and operated dealership. We specialize in the sales, parts and servicing of Ford, Kia, Honda and Isuzu ute vehicles and employ over 30 staff. Peter Dullard Motor Group is community focused, sponsoring various local sporting activities, charities and community events. We invite you to visit our Showroom on the Princes Highway in Bairnsdale and enjoy a cup of coffee while discussing your vehicle requirements with our trained sales team, or check out our website.