Living in Bendigo
Bendigo is Victoria’s fastest-growing regional city.Enjoy a laid-back lifestyle while taking advantage of a wide range of opportunities.
Located in central Victoria, Bendigo is less than two hours' drive or train ride from Melbourne and has a population of more than 100,000 people.
Bendigo boasts a rich arts culture, as well as great food, festivals and sporting events. It offers a range of business, employment and educational opportunities and is home to welcoming locals. Together Bendigo offers thriving culture set amongst a heritage setting reminiscent of grand European cities that inspired it.
When gold was first discovered in Bendigo in the mid-1800s the forests and creek flats were overcome by gold seekers from around the globe. Much of the wealth found was invested back into building the city. That’s why Bendigo boasts some of the country’s most impressive architecture, public sculpture, fountains and gardens. And while Bendigo’s built heritage is certainly historic, it’s far from outdated. Today this place has inspired creativity and innovation, on show for all to enjoy and benefit from.
Discover Bendigo region's attractions, festivals and events via the Bendigo Region website.
Visit the City of Greater Bendigo Website to find out about their services and the city.
Bendigo, an education city
Bendigo is dedicated to nurturing education. La Trobe University takes pride of place alongside excellent primary and secondary schools, and the Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.
Bendigo’s premier businesses and organisations support our students with work placements, research, mentorships and employment.
Choose to study in Bendigo and you can gain experience alongside alumni at the likes of the City of Greater Bendigo Council, Bendigo Health, Bendigo Bank, Coliban Water and the many private and public schools.
Whether you're coming from regional, rural or metropolitan Victoria, from interstate or overseas, you'll be welcomed in Bendigo. The city values the wealth of knowledge and experience our students contribute to everyday life.