About the City

The City of Greater Bendigo is located in the geographic centre of Victoria; about 90 minutes drive north of Melbourne. The Aboriginal people of the area are the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Ngurai-illam Wurrung language groups of the Central Kulin nation. Today, as the major regional centre for north central Victoria and the third largest urban area in Victoria, Bendigo is a vibrant and culturally enriched city renowned for the lifestyle and opportunities it provides its residents and visitors.

Greater Bendigo has a population of just over 100,000 and covers almost 3,000 square kilometres of the central Victorian landscape, including smaller towns and villages such as Heathcote, Axedale, Huntly, Marong, Elmore, Goornong and Redesdale.

Our vision is that Greater Bendigo will be the best place to live, work and visit, where:

  • growth and living standards are managed to sustain and enhance quality of life
  • a regional culture of learning, creativity and innovation allows people to flourish
  • its rich natural and cultural heritage is conserved for today and tomorrow
  • resilience, local spirit and identity are proudly celebrated.

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