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Bendigo has a population of approximately 101,868 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Greater Bendigo City Council area. Find out more about living and working in the region on the Good Move website.

Key industries and employers






Finance, Property and Business Services

Map of Victoria indicating the location of Bendigo
A draftsman works on some building plans at a desk

Finding a job in Bendigo

About Bendigo

People sitting in an outdoor cafe in a Bendigo street

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 28.9°C 14.3°C
Winter 12.1°C 3.5°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (150km)

Transport Time
Car 1 hr 45 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs
Express train
1 hr 45 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $335,000
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)

Source: Purchase prices: Rental prices: Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Bendigo Tourism website.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (1.9%) Karen (0.7%)
India (0.8%) Malayalam (0.5%)
New Zealand (0.6%) Greek (0.2%)
Burma (0.3%) Italian (0.2%)
Thailand (0.3%)
Mandarin (0.2%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
13 primary schools
Bendigo Health Care Group
5 secondary schools
St John of God Hospital
2 university or TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Bendigo, visit the City of Greater Bendigo website

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Bendigo attractions

  • See Australian art from the 1850's to today at the Bendigo Art Gallery
  • Go underground at the restored Central Deborah gold mine
  • Explore the Chinese Dragon Museum
  • Browse the city's famous antique and book stores
  • Bendigo Wine Festival (April)
  • National Sheep and Wool Show (July)
  • Spring in the Bendigo Bush (September)