Major events in the City of Greater Bendigo

Major Events

The City of Greater Bendigo has cemented it's place as an amazing destination for local, national and international events. Bendigo is host to events of all varieties and sizes throughout the year using our beautiful green spaces and heritage and contemporary buildings.

Bendigo is well connected through public transport, with the train ride from Melbourne taking a breezy 90 minutes, as well as regular public transport options coming and going from a number of other regional areas making Bendigo the perfect destination for day and weekend trips to check out our wide array of events.

Major events

An event is any organised activity held on public land where an open area, facility, venue, road or temporary structure is to be used by more people than are usually found in that location. Major events require a minimum of 500 forecast participants and attract a large percentage of participants from outside the region. Major events have state-wide, national and/or some international profile and significant marketing and media coverage. Major events provide a high level of economic, social and cultural benefits to the region.

Examples of major events include: The Bendigo Easter Festival, Herald Sun Tour, Gymnastics National Club Carnival, World Junior Table Tennis Championships.

Where can I find information about major events in Bendigo?

You can find information about all of the Major Events taking place in the City of Greater Bendigo right here on CONNECT by clicking Major Events

You can also post information about your major event by registering for CONNECT here

If you're hosting a Major Event in the City of Greater Bendigo, you may also be eligible for financial support. You can find more information about this below.

Financial support for Major Events

Depending upon the type of major event you are organising, there are numerous avenues for you to explore to access support funding of your event:

  • Public (Federal, State or Local government)
  • Private entities
  • Philanthropic

The City of Greater Bendigo offers community events funding via our Community Grants program. Please refer to the guidelines and eligibility criteria associated with the program that best suits your event.


May 12, 2021