Leongatha is situated just over an hour south east of Melbourne in the lush rolling hills of South Gippsland. The area has a strong agricultural focus on beef and dairy farming and to a lesser extent, the fattening of lambs. The region generally receives a high average rainfall and as such farm land is high regarded and sought after.
The progressive township has a population of approx 4500 and offers a great range of sporting and community facilities. One of the biggest employers in town is the Murray Goulburn milk factory. They along with numerous other industrial and agricultural businesses service the needs of the local farming communities.
In recent years the area has become a major drawcard for the tourism industry. Surrounding the town are unique villages offering boutique wineries, quaint cafes and a diverse range of accommodation options.
One of the biggest attractions for the residents of Leongatha is the close proximity to the pristine beaches located from Wilsons Promontory to Phillip Island.