Get involved in your community
Get involved in the community, meet new people and find out more about Bendigo.
Bendigo Newcomers is a friendly, resourceful, not-for-profit group for new residents. Run by friendly locals this group hosts regular social activities for residents of all ages. Long-term residents are also welcome to attend and share their local knowledge.
Phone: 0498 000 767
Go to the Bendigo Newcomers website.
Bendigo Young Professionals Network (YPN)
YPN is a network for young professionals, helping young people build a profile in the community for themselves and their business.
Activities include business and social networking, professional development workshops and inspirational speaker events. If you are a career-oriented person in your 20s or 30s, YPN welcomes you.
Phone: 03 5442 7816
Go to the Bendigo Young Professionals Network website.
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services provides advice and support, resources and information to migrants and their families. The service also connects new arrivals with people from their own or similar cultures.
Location: 120 McCrae Street Bendigo
Phone: 03 5441 6644
Go to the Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services website.
Public libraries operate in Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Heathcote and Kangaroo Flat as part of Goldfields Library Corporation.
Our libraries offer a range of services including free children's story time activities, free Internet and computer services and a delivery service for people whose illness or disability restricts them from visiting a library.
Opening hours vary. Go to Libraries.
Churches and places of worship
Many churches and places of worship list their weekly services in the public notices section in the Saturday edition of The Bendigo Advertiser.
Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre
Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre matches volunteers to not-for-profit organisations.
Location: Allan's Walk Bendigo.
Phone: 03 5441 1404
Go to the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre website.
Bendigo Visitor Centre
Not just for tourists, the Bendigo Visitor Centre provides new residents with recommendations on the best places to go and things to see. It also provides a chance for locals to join our volunteer team that is a great way to get to know your new home and make friends. Go to volunteer at Bendigo Visitor Centre.
Location: 51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo.
Phone: 03 5434 6060 or 1800 813 153
Go to the Bendigo Tourism website.