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Business at the City of Greater Bendigo

Our help desk is open from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday for all business-related enquiries on (03) 5434 6000 and [email protected]

Business Matters newsletter

Our weekly 'Business Matters' newsletter is distributed to over 6000 business leaders across Greater Bendigo. Includes essential updates on COVID-19, professional development and training opportunities, plus information on grants and funding. 

Subscribe to Business Matters here.  

Budget 2020/2021 – supporting our community to recover and thrive

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to the Greater Bendigo economy and put financial strain on many households and businesses.

The City has included support in the 2020/2021 Budget which totals $7.8M, including $4.8M from the State Government for 115 currently unemployed community members.

View a summary of the Budget 2020/2021.

You can also view the Budget 2020/2021 in full.

Bendigo Innovation + Invention Festival 2020 (BIIF2020)

  • 31 August – 2 October 2020

The 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation festival (2020BIIF) presents a virtual, bespoke FREE program including keynote speakers, panel discussions and some special, local surprises.< /p>

This year’s theme ‘Optimism through Innovation’ will highlight innovation and opportunities within manufacturing, pathways in education, provide tools, skills and strategies to start-ups and small businesses and ideas on how to make innovation and change happen.

Oh, and did we mention we’re also celebrating 10 years of innovation?

For more information and to register for this free, virtual event visit

Areas of business support provided directly by the City of Greater Bendigo

COVID-19: Essential information

Keep up to date with current guidelines and restrictions, including information and support available to your business.

Read more about COVID-19 essential information here.

Navigating the City of Greater Bendigo’s requirements

Assisting new and existing businesses to determine relevant permit requirements and regulations.

Access Business Application Navigator here.

Business Investment and Location Advice

Supporting new businesses and businesses looking to relocate in finding the right location.

Contact our business help desk and speak with a member of our team.

Training and Development

A variety of webinars delivered by local presenters; workshops and events delivered by state and federal government organisations to support local business.

Access business training material and webinars here.

Grants and Funding

Link to potential funding and grants for your business through our custom search tool, Bendigo Funding Finder.

Read more about grants and funding here.

Localised Business

An online platform to assist businesses with self-promotion, business events and building a strong business community.

Visit Localised (Central Victoria) here.

Business Publications

We publish a variety of business news and information, including the weekly Business Matters newsletter.

Subscribe to Business Matters here.


Business Help Desk
City of Greater Bendigo

(03) 5434 6000
[email protected]

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