Life in Bendigo
Life in Bendigo
Welcome to Bendigo. We know you are going to love living in Bendigo and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Bendigo a good place to live?
Yes, Bendigo is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Bendigo will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Bendigo
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Bendigo, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Bendigo. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Bendigo and want to find a job in Bendigo we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Bendigo for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Bendigo
Weather in Bendigo
Bendigo ( BEN-dig-oh) is a city in Victoria, Australia, located in the Bendigo Valley near the geographical centre of the state and approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-west of Melbourne, the state capital.
As of 2019, Bendigo had an urban population of 100,991, making it Australia’s 19th-largest city, fifth-largest inland city and the fourth-most populous city in Victoria. It is the administrative centre of the City of Greater Bendigo, which encompasses outlying towns spanning an area of approximately 3,000 km2 (1,158 sq mi) and over 111,000 people. Residents of the city are known as “Bendigonians”.
The traditional owners of the area are the Dja Dja Wurrung (Djaara) people. The discovery of gold on Bendigo Creek in 1851 transformed the area from a sheep station into one of colonial Australia’s largest boomtowns. News of the finds intensified the Victorian gold rush, bringing an influx of migrants from around the world, particularly Europe and China. Bendigo became eastern Australia’s largest 19th-century gold-mining economy and the wealth generated during this period is reflected today in the city’s Victorian architectural heritage. From 1853 until 1891, Bendigo was officially named Sandhurst.
Bendigo’s boom period lasted until the early 20th century and after a temporary decline in population and employment, renewed growth occurred from the 1930s as the city consolidated as a manufacturing and regional service centre. Although gold mining continues, recent population growth has been most heavily concentrated in suburban areas. With the completion of the Calder Freeway linking Melbourne and Bendigo in 2009, and the region’s proximity to Melbourne, Bendigo has become one of the fastest-growing regional centres in Victoria.
Hotels and Accommodation in Bendigo
There are all types of accommodation available in Bendigo. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Bendigo is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Bendigo
Banks in Bendigo
Cafes in Bendigo
Carpet Cleaners in Bendigo
Dentists in Bendigo
Doctors and Medical clinics in Bendigo
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Bendigo Electricians below
Hospitals in Bendigo
Mechanics in Bendigo
Newspapers in Bendigo
Pest Control in Bendigo
Plumbers in Bendigo
Real Estate Agents in Bendigo
Restaurants in Bendigo
Schools in Bendigo
Solicitors in Bendigo
Supermarkets in Bendigo
Vets in Bendigo
For all information on living in towns and cities across Australia visit our Living in Australia index page where you will find 160 guides on areas right across the country.
To live and work in Australia you might be eligible for an Australian Work Visa or a Permanent Residency visa as a skilled worker. Find out more and move to Australia to live and work and start you new life.