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  • Bendigo is a large regional city with lots to do and see
  • Study at La Trobe University or Bendigo TAFE
  • Chinese heritage in Bendigo

Bendigo is a large regional city that offers a relaxed lifestyle. It is home to La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus and Bendigo TAFE. Bendigo has a proud, rich Chinese history.

Bendigo was the centre of gold rush activity in the 1880s and is now Victoria's third biggest town with around 100,000 residents. It is proud of its goldmining history and celebrates this with museums and other tourist activities.

The city also has many gardens and bush walking tracks along with a variety of shops, galleries and cafes for you to enjoy.

Find out more about living in Bendigo on the VisitBendigo website

Discover the Treasures of the Bendigo Region. See more videos by Explore Bendigo.

Study in Bendigo

La Trobe University - Bendigo campus

The Bendigo campus of La Trobe University offers undergraduate and postgraduate study. Some of the courses offered at the Bendigo campus are unique to the campus. Consider the Bendigo campus for health sciences, education and visual arts.

Bendigo is a small campus with a relaxed lifestyle and a friendly, inclusive student community.

The Bendigo Student Association is a good place to find out about the student community in Bendigo.

Bendigo TAFE

Bendigo TAFE is a government funded and accredited registered training organisation (RTO). Bendigo TAFE has courses at certificate and diploma level and courses to improve your English language skills and career opportunities.

There are two Bendigo TAFE campuses in Bendigo - Bendigo City and Charleston Road.

Getting there

Bendigo is a two hour drive from Melbourne.

Search for Bendigo on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website to see more about getting to Bendigo by train or bus.

Latrobe University, Bendigo Campus 23 Mundy Street, Bendigo Charleston Road, Bendigo

Chinese heritage in Bendigo

In the 1850s, the gold rush in Bendigo attracted many Chinese people to the area to mine for gold.

The Golden Dragon museum celebrates Chinese heritage with a colourful display of Chinese symbolism, social history, goldfield history and Chinese dragons.

The museum is open every day except for Christmas day and offers tours in English and Mandarin.