Major events in Bendigo

The Major Events Team is responsible for the coordination of activities relating to the attraction and support of major events to Bendigo. 

With international and national events hosted throughout the year in our diverse parks, heritage and contemporary buildings and open spaces, Bendigo has earned its reputation as a world class events capital of regional Victoria. 

Our beautiful tree lined streets and impressive buildings create a picturesque backdrop to any event while our convenient location in the heart of Victoria is central for many surrounding towns, all within an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD. 

Choose Bendigo as your event destination and let our experienced staff assist with making your event a success. 

Tell us about your plans for staging a major event in Bendigo. Go to our major events enquiry form

Financial support for events

Depending upon the type of event you are organising, there are numerous avenues for you to explore to fund your event:

  • Public (federal, state or local government)
  • Private entities
  • Philanthropic

The City of Greater Bendigo offers funding via our Community Grants program. Please refer to the guidelines and eligibility criteria associated with the program that best suits your event.

Sponsorship and support for major events

Are you planning an event with at least 500 participants or looking for business initiatives to support your business during major events?  

You may be eligible for a major events sponsorship package. To apply please complete our major events sponsorship request form.  

Sponsorship assessment criteria

In considering your application we will ask you to provide: 

  • An event management plan including a risk assessment at least six weeks prior to the commencement of the event 
  • Your full budget for your event
  • A current Product & Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency with a minimum coverage of $10 million

The City of Greater Bendigo can only fund legal entities, such as incorporated associations and companies.  

We cannot fund:  

  • Capital or infrastructure works  
  • Donations or fundraisers
  • Political events or events of a discriminative nature

Contact us

For information about major events please contact us on 03 5434 6000

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