For Parents – Child Friendly City
In January 2007 the City of Greater Bendigo was recognised by UNICEF as Australia's first Child Friendly City.
A Child Friendly City promotes the right of every young citizen to:
Influence decisions about their city
Express their opinion on the city they want
Participate in family, community and social life
Receive basic services such as health care, education and shelter
Drink safe water and have access to proper sanitation
Be protected from exploitation, violence and abuse
Walk safely in the streets on their own
Meet friends and play
Have green spaces for plants and animals
Live in an unpolluted environment
Participate in cultural and social events
Be an equal citizen of their city with access to every service, regardless of ethnic origin, religion, income, gender or disability
The idea of a Child Friendly City is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Bendigo Community Toy Library
The toy library is for children from birth to school age. It has a large number of puzzles, construction, imaginative, water play and other toys as well as activity packs that can be borrowed for a special occasion or just a fun day with the kids. The Toy Library is a non profit organisation run by its members. To find out more about the library, or to become a member, go to the Bendigo Toy Library website.
Bendigo Access Map
The Bendigo Access Map is useful to all residents, visitors and tourists of all abilities and age groups. It plots major facilities, parking, places of worship, post offices, public toilets and schools.
City of Greater Bendigo provides free immunisation for infants and children each month. To find out about vaccinations by age group and to review our sessions schedule go to Immunisation.
Bendigo is home to over 120 children’s playspaces offering creative play and adventure in local parks, gardens and near lakes. Go to Playspaces.
Yo Bendigo - youth website
Yo Bendigo website provides information on all of the services, programs, activities, events and opportunities for young people (aged 12 -25 years) from across the City of Greater Bendigo that are offered by council, community and government. Go to the YO Bendigo website.