Bendigo Chapter

The La Trobe University Alumni Bendigo chapter provides an ongoing link between the University, its graduates and the local community. Chapter members enjoy professional and social networking opportunities and play a vital role in supporting the next generation of La Trobe graduates through supporting student project showcase events and raising funds for student scholarships.

To get a sense of the types of events that the chapter runs, visit the Recent Events page.

Message from the Chair

The Bendigo Chapter's mission is to promote pride in, and commitment to, the Bendigo Campus of La Trobe University. We achieve this by providing an ongoing link between the University, the community, and former graduates and staff. We maintain contact and foster relationships with graduates and former staff by encouraging them to be involved, stay connected and celebrate their achievements.

We provide La Trobe graduates and the wider Bendigo community with an annual Downtown Lecture Series, alumni undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students at the Bendigo Campus, and support local graduate reunions.

Membership of the alumni chapter presents you with the opportunity to foster mutual interests with other like-minded people, and provides ongoing links with the University and its graduates; as well as providing great networking opportunities. So, go on, stay connected and be involved with your local university, and join the Bendigo Chapter of La Trobe Alumni today.

For more information, please read the Bendigo Chapter Constitution - Updated 2017 [PDF 372KB].

Andrew Trewartha
Bendigo Chapter of La Trobe University Alumni Association

How to Join

You can arrange a new membership or renew your existing membership via AlumniConnect.

Simply register for AlumniConnect (or login if you already have a user account) and then visit the Chapters and Networks section to join the Bendigo chapter.

If you experience difficulty, please contact us on 1300 737 133 or +61 3 9479 2011, or email


Bendigo Chapter Alumni Award

The Bendigo Chapter Alumni award is presented to a final-year full-time student at the Bendigo campus who has successfully completed all units in the previous years of their course and has contributed to the welfare of the student community.

Value: $750 cash
Donor: La Trobe University Bendigo Alumni Chapter

Please visit the Scholarships Page for further information contact for details.

Bendigo Chapter Postgraduate Scholarship

Available to a student enrolled or approved to enrol in an approved postgraduate (research or coursework) course at the Bendigo campus.

Value: $750 cash
Donor: La Trobe University Bendigo Alumni Chapter

Please visit the Scholarships page for further information contact for details.

About the chapter

Committee Chair

Andrew Trewartha.

Andrew was elected to the committee in 2014 and became chair at the beginning of 2016.

Andrew first became involved with La Trobe University Bendigo (then Bendigo CAE) in 1985 when he commenced his Applied Science (Computing) degree. Since graduating in 1987 Andrew has continued to be actively involved with the University, particularly the IT department. This has included being part of the highly innovative Industry Based Learning (IBL) work placement program in the early 2000's where he worked with the Bendigo campus as an industry partner through his former employer Bendigo IT to supervise students in full-time placements. More recently Andrew continued to be involved in La Trobe's IT Cadetship program where he again supervised various student placements at Bendigo IT. From a family perspective, Andrew's three children and wife are all currently studying at La Trobe University.

From a career perspective, Andrew was interviewed and hired on campus by Andersen Consulting during his final year of study. He then spent seven years working for this multinational firm until taking up a position locally with Bendigo IT where he managed the organisation for 15 years. Andrew is currently the Product Manager at Fixus Technologies, a company that specialises in producing software for the health industry nationwide. Andrew has also been been a Board member at Bendigo UFS Pharmacies for the past 6 years.


Chair Andrew Trewartha
Deputy Chair Katherine Hancy
Treasurer Jenny Pata
Minute Secretary Ashlee Waugh

Committee Members

Tennille Daniel,
Gary Hill,
Charles Fahey, Lindsay Jackson, Moustafa Al-Rawi

You can contact the committee via the Alumni and Advancement Office.

Copies of the chapter's AGM minutes, annual reports and the chapter constitution are available upon request.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a position on the chapter committee, please download the nomination form (in PDF format) or download the nomination form (in Word format).

T: 1300 737 133 or +61 3 9479 2011


News and events

Take a look at upcoming and recently held Bendigo Alumni Chapter events.

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