Raymond Island Information

There has been a gathering of minds on Raymond Island.

koala on deck
© Julie Pianto Photography

A recent upgrade to the Raymond Island website and a decision by the webmaster to try and bring all social media and internet information together has resulted in a link being set up between the website, twitter account and facebook page.

Visitors, islanders and locals alike are more than welcome to post comments, photos, questions etc. to the twitter and facebook pages.

The website is the place to visit when you want to know anything about Raymond Island.

Here are the links:

Twitter –

Facebook –

Website – ** NEW website coming soon **

Enjoy – and become involved – we’d all love to hear from you!


Raymond Island Ferry Times

Raymond Island ferry

I have had a few people contact me regarding the Raymond Island Ferry times.

At the moment, the ferry runs every 20 minutes leaving from the Island side on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 20 minutes to the hour.


East Gippsland Shire Bows to Pressure


It has been a torrid couple of months for Raymond Islanders.

The East Gippsland Shire draft budget proposed some massive (e.g. double from $10 per trip to $20 per trip) increases to the cost of getting to and from Raymond Island.

The Raymond Island community was horrified – not just for themselves, but for the many visitors who come to this idyllic part of the Gippsland Lakes.


Raymond Island Landcare Group

RI Landcare logoOne of the less discussed features of Raymond Island is the amazing community that resides here.

Here is a nice YouTube video that was posted recently about the Landcare group doing some fabulous work.

(For koala watchers there is a lovely little one in the video!)


Paynesville Wine Bar

8 Ball Poster Dec 2013There are so many things to do on Raymond Island.

But when you are looking for night-time entertainment, look no further than the Paynesville Wine Bar.


New Raymond Island Ferry Timetable

Raymond Island ferryThe Raymond Island Ferry will be using a new timetable as from 1st November 2013.

The ferry will leave Raymond Island on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 20 minutes to the hour.