We want to do business with you! 

Ideally located in the geographic heart of Victoria, and a scenic 90-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, Greater Bendigo is one of Australia’s fastest growing regional centres, with around 2,000 new residents calling the region ‘home’ each year.

As a largely a self-contained regional centre, more than 90 per cent of the workforce lives locally. Our main industries are healthcare and social assistance, retail, manufacturing, construction, and education and training. Visit investloddonmallee.com.au to learn more about Victoria’s largest region and the benefits of doing business here.

The information throughout our business pages has been provided to help you establish a new business, help your existing business grow and help businesses developers, individuals and families discover the advantages of investing in the region.

Get essential local business information straight to your inbox with the Business Matters newsletter. Whether you’re a side-hustle, a start-up or an international exporter, find out the latest updates and opportunities for local businesses. Our Business Matters newsletter is distributed to over 6,000 businesses across the Greater Bendigo region.

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We’re here to help!

The City of Greater Bendigo is here to help you do business in Bendigo.


Business Help Desk

Got an enquiry? Contact the Business Help Desk for support.

[email protected] | 1300 002 642


New business essentials

Explore free business resources and connect with specialist advice to help you get started.

Resources for new businesses


Reduce waste and save money on your bins

Our Resource and Recovery team can help you find ways to reduce waste in your business and to save money.

Waste recycling and organics commercial services


Reduce and save on energy

Find out more about the Greater Bendigo Climate Collaboration.


Get involved in major tourism campaigns

Join the Bendigo Tourism Board Inc. member, and become part of the Greater Bendigo tourism network, working in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo to grow tourism visitation into the region.

Bendigo Tourism Partners website


Resources for Food Businesses

Access what you need to know about running a food business in Bendigo.


Learn about Bendigo’s status as Australia’s first UNESCO City and Region of Gastronomy

Find out more and how you can get involved.

Bendigo Gastronomy website


Connecting you to support services

Receive confidential advice and support when your business isn’t going to plan.

Partners in wellbeing website


Resources for Startups and Scaleups

Connection with Startup supports, access specialist webinars, and access past discussions.

Startup Central Victoria website


Local Workshops and Training

Access professional in-person and online business training on a range of topics.

Business Victoria: Workshops & Small Business Bus


Business and Industry Networks

Connect with a range of business and industry networks and organisations that can help you grow

your business.

Business networks


Find funding

The City has collaborated with GrantGuru to establish a customised search tool for locating potential funding opportunities, The services is freely available to Greater Bendigo community organisations and businesses.

Bendigo Grant Guru website


Stay in the loop

Be informed of the latest local and business news via the fortnightly Business Matters newsletter.

Business publications

Business Help Desk

The City’s Business Help Desk is available to assist with any business-related enquiries.

Open from 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Contact one of our friendly Business Help Desk staff on:

1300 002 642 or email [email protected]