The City of Greater Bendigo is one of Victoria?s largest and most progressive regional municipalities with a population of over 94,600 people.
Located in the exact geographic centre of Victoria, only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Bendigo is a modern, thriving city with a bustling local economy featuring a mild climate. Bendigo boasts fantastic restaurants, great shopping, acclaimed wineries, exciting attractions, glorious streetscapes, wonderful parks and gardens, magnificent heritage buildings, and best of all – a great lifestyle!
After a pleasant one and a half hour drive from Melbourne, your first glimpse of Bendigo is through an avenue of majestic plane trees. Spires from a 19th century cathedral rise about the leaves. In the centre of town, historic sandstone buildings nestle amongst century-old gardens and established trees.
Sidewalk cafes, art galleries and antique stores beckon. Within minutes you?ll discover Bendigo?s secret: this old goldrush town is more than a destination, it?s an experience.
At the heart of this experience is Bendigo?s rich goldfields heritage. The restored Victorian-era buildings that line Bendigo?s streets are the hub of the city?s cultural life. Music, food and wine, art and history are enjoyed against a backdrop of lavish sandstone buildings.