Are you a new resident?
Welcome to Greater Bendigo and thank you for choosing to make your home here. You join a growing number of people who are discovering the many benefits of living and working in our vibrant and progressive community.
Our many attributes include award-winning restaurants and cafes, a celebrated arts and culture scene, a range of festivals and major events, Qantas flights to Sydney and beyond, quality sport and recreation facilities, affordable housing, and beautiful heritage and natural surrounds.
We deliver more than 100 services to the community including maternal and child health, immunisation, aged care, road, drainage and footpath construction and maintenance, waste collection, The Capital and Ulumbarra theatres, Bendigo Art Gallery and the Post Office Gallery, Visitor Information Centres, economic development, parks and gardens maintenance, swimming pools and sports grounds, and much more.
We offer new residents a booklet to help you settle in to the local lifestyle and discover the range of services provided for residents.
Animals and pets
Register a pet, find out about dog parks and places to exercise your dog, get help with barking dogs or report wandering animals. Go to Animals and pets.
Arts and culture
Bendigo has a busy calendar of events including Summer in the Parks and Bendigo Easter Festival as well as exhibitions of the collection and travelling shows at Bendigo Art Gallery and performances at Bendigo Venues & Events. Go to Arts and culture.
If you are planning a building project our expert planning and building services staff can help with permits, safety and compliance and heritage conservation. Go to Building services.
The City supports over 7,900 businesses with a variety of free and unbiased services and initiatives to develop a prosperous local economy and to strengthen business’ capabilities through engagement, investment and industry development projects. Go to Business Help Desk.
Children and family services
We offer immunisation programs for babies, school children and adults, maternal and child health services, and operate early learning centres. Go to Children and families.
Community and care
We offer and facilitate youth and disability services, are working on cultural diversity and inclusion, offer home support services, community grants and are part of the Goldfields Library, with branches in Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Kangaroo Flat, Heathcote, Goldfields Mobile Library. Go to Community and care.
Roads and drainage
Our local roads are maintained according to a works program that includes lighting, signage and works on the road reserve. We provide and monitor car parking throughout the City. Go to Roads and drainage.
Waste, recycling and organics
Regular waste and recycling collection services remove waste from your property. We are working towards the reduction of waste going into landfill with organics collection services and salvage and repurpose initiatives at accessible landfills and transfer stations. Go to , Waste recycling and organics.
Sports, parks and recreation
Our residents and visitors enjoy sports and leisure facilities including swimming pools, cycling, walking trails, playgrounds and recreation reserves. We support local sporting clubs with access to facilities. Go to Sports, Parks and Recreation.
Find out what's in your area
To discover what's in your area just visit Bendigo Community Compass and type in your address.
On 03 5434 6000
Bendigo Customer Service Centre
15 Hopetoun Street, Bendigo VIC
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Heathcote Customer Service Centre
125 High Street, Heathcote VIC
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am - 5pm (closed 12.30-1.30pm)
New Resident Booklet
View the New Residents Booklet to discover more about Living in Greater Bendigo.