Linking Your local business to your local government

We [LEADA] have an excellent working relationship with the East Gippsland Shire Council.

We have regular meetings, consultations and working groups to make sure that Lakes Entrance businesses are kept informed.

YOU can help influence the policies and procedures implemented or proposed by the East Gippsland Shire.

Want to have your say?

Want your voice heard?

Join LEADA today!

What’s in it for YOU?

1. Say It

Have your say on what happens in Lakes Entrance tourism, business, infrastructure and events. Don’t let others control your business future, get involved and have your say!


Lakes Entrance needs a United Voice in local Government and in Tourism. There is strength in numbers! If we don’t come together in large numbers and support each other, we’ll always be relegated to the bottom of the pile.


We need more visitors to survive the ‘off peak’. Every successful holiday destination needs a close-knit, united, vibrant and supportive community. Help make our town a town that travelers can’t resist. Don’t leave it to others.

Still not sure?

Come along to a meeting, then decide – no strings attached.

LEADA meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Lakes Entrance Bowls Club.
5:45 pm for a 6:00 pm start. All welcome.

AGM: The next LEADA meeting for 2018 will be on October 17, 2018, the Annual General Meeting. All committee positions will be vacant for re-election. New members welcome.

LEADA Membership contributes to:

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Members of LEADA can influence and contribute to the East Gippsland Shire’s infrastructure plans for Lakes Entrance.

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Members of LEADA have creative input and can make contributions to Working Groups and Committees on Tourism related issues in Lakes Entrance.

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LEADA Members have been instrumental in bringing a large variety of Events to Lakes Entrance, particularly during the quieter months.

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Small Business

LEADA is the only voice for Lakes Entrance small business with the East Gippsland Shire and other local and state government bodies.

LEADA Membership connects you to:





Request an info pack!

Recent achievements

What has LEADA been up to in the last 12 months – on your behalf?

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Apex Park Upgrade

In collaboration with the East Gippsland Shire, LEADA was instrumental in the Community Consultation process to achieve a world class Playground for Lakes Entrance.

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Town of Excellence

Lakes Entrance scored top of the list as a Tourism Town of Excellence. A program initiated by Destination Gippsland in partnership with LEADA.

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Schools Hub

LEADA is working with the Schools Hub project and the Smith Family to assist our Secondary School students in the transition from School to Work.

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New Years Eve

LEADA is the driving force behind our iconic New Years Eve Festival, gaining valuable promotion for Lakes Entrance via TV and Social Media advertising.

Ongoing Projects

LEADA is the major driving force for Tourism & Promotion in Lakes Entrance. Your Membership Fees allow LEADA to promote Lakes Entrance and assist other community groups with their projects and funding.

Surf Lifesaving, Coastguard, Rotary, Lions, RSL to name a few of the organisations LEADA has partnerships with.

We need your participation. To be part of this team

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Streetscape Project

The EG Shire and LEADA have held community consultation meetings for the residents to express their views and desires for the upgrade of the Esplanade area. Ongoing project.

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Fitness Stations

LEADA is in collaboration with local identities to facilitate the installation of Fitness Stations, first at Apex Park, and possible future expansion along the Esplanade.

Latest  news

LEADA is your link to Local Government and Tourism Organisations.

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P O Box 486

Lakes Entrance, Vic, 3909

SECRETARY: John Butler-Cole

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