Festival of the Lakes

A one-day event celebrating sustainability and the Gippsland Lakes environment.

Hosted by Love our Lakes in partnership with local community groups, businesses and sustainability experts, the event will be held on Saturday, 4 April near the footbridge and rotunda on the Lakes Entrance foreshore.


We’re constantly adding to the day and will publish a full speaker program and run sheet, so check back regularly to this page or subscribe here.


Speakers in the Rotunda

  • Matt Montemurro – Marine Mammal Foundation
  • Tammy Logan – Gippsland Unwrapped
  • Marty Potts – Greening Australia
  • Sean Phillipson – East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority


Community groups and businesses

  • Greening Australia – Gippsland Lakes fringing wetlands
  • Birdlife Australia – Pelican project, beach-nesting birds
  • West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
  • Mick Donnelly Permaculture
  • Marine Mammal Foundation


Children’s activities

  • Black Snake Productions (one for all ages)
  • Pixie Violet Face-painting


Market stalls

  • Dream Farm Soaps
  • Nature Eco Stores
  • Karrots Candles and Greeting Cards
  • Sail Cycle Handmade Bags
  • Saltwater Creative


Food and beverages

  • RAW Country
  • Lakes Ice Creams
  • Kombi Coffee


Entertainment and activities

  • Nicky Moffat Music
  • Sand sculpting
  • Learn to SUP with Venture Out