Explore the many contrasts of Bendigo as you check out the vibrant arts hub and world-class food and wine scene. Oozing gold-rush history and grand architecture and magnificent gardens, this town is a great place to visit, live and study.
Bendigo is one of Victoria’s fastest-growing regional cities where you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle whilst still taking advantage of a wide range of opportunities to study.
Bendigo is an hour and a half drive or 2 hour train ride from Melbourne and now has a population of more than 100,000 people that enjoy the rich arts culture, great cuisine, food, festivals and sporting events. It offers students a great range of work opportunities in a welcoming country environment.
When gold was first discovered in Bendigo in the mid-1800s the forests and creek flats were overcome by gold seekers from around the globe. Much of the wealth found was invested back into building the city. That’s why Bendigo boasts some of the country’s most impressive architecture, public sculpture, fountains and gardens. And while Bendigo’s built heritage is certainly historic, it’s far from outdated.
There’s our famous, authentic heritage attractions for starters. Discover Chinese culture at the Golden Dragon Museum, go underground at the Central Deborah Gold Mine, try wheel throwing at the Bendigo Pottery and see the best of the city from a vintage tram.
Explore the gastronomic delights of Bendigo with a foodie tour - taste seasonal food grown locally before enjoying a local wine or local beer at the end of the day. Wine and dine within goldfields-era architecture, visit a cellar door, explore Bendigo’s shopping scene and don’t leave without experiencing the latest Bendigo Art Gallery exhibition.