Keys and accessing a Council property

Who can get access and keys

Access and keys to City buildings and reserves are given to members of the public, contractors and staff who:

  • Have hired a city or community venue that is under our key system
  • Require keys to the venue they manage on the City's behalf
  • Have been contracted to conduct works at a city site
  • Require keys to perform their duties

Please note: 

  • Each individual applicant will need to pick up their own key personally
  • Photo ID will need to be shown when picking up the key

Where a City or community venue has been hired through the managing committee:

  • Arrangements to collect and return keys and general access instructions will be provided direct to the hirer by the managing committee contact.
  • Request of keys and their return to the City outlined on this web page are not required.

Terms and conditions

To request a key, complete the requesting and collecting a key form.

We require a minimum of four (4) working days notice.

What happens after the request:

  • You will be advised when and where the key(s) can be collected
  • When you collect your key(s) you may be required to leave a $20 deposit for each key (refundable on return)
  • You will be notified if a deposit is applicable when you're advised key(s) are ready for collection

Responsibilities of the Key Holder:

  • Keys issued will only be used by those authorised the City of Greater Bendigo
  • Keys are not to be shared or distributed
  • Keys are to be kept in a secure location when not in use
  • Facilities are to be secured at all times when unattended
  • Lost or stolen keys are to be reported to City of Greater Bendigo within 24 hours

Requesting and collecting a key

Returning keys

When returning keys, please complete the online key return form.

Keys can be returned via post directly to the City. 

When posting the key back to the City of Greater Bendigo, please make sure the key is placed in a parcel box or padded envelope, with the correct mailing address below.

Property Services, City of Greater Bendigo
195-229 Lyttleton Terrace
Bendigo VIC 3550

Alternatively, keys can be returned in person at the City's Customer Service Office, Galkangu, 195-229 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.


For more information about accessing a Council property contact:

[email protected]

1300 002 642