Bendigo War Memorial




You’ll leave a little richer after an event in the glistening goldfields region – Ballarat and Bendigo.

With a lively combo of regional centres Bendigo and Ballarat, plus a nestegg of charming villages all swathed in rich cultural heritage, this region raises the meeting bar.

Major freeways and rail links put the Goldfields region within an hour of Melbourne and once you arrive, it’s easy to get around.

Whether you’re planning a national conference or a cosy product launch, this region promises you’ll do it in style.

Bendigo effortlessly caters for groups up to 3,000 with a cache of leading edge venues and smaller, more intimate spaces. Ballarat boasts boutique hotels, heavenly vineyard resorts and a generous convention centre with capacity for 1,000 delegates.

Set your group free from the conference room into a world steeped in gold rush heritage, from Bendigo’s beautiful streetscapes and galleries to Ballarat’s award-winning Sovereign Hill.

Spend downtime descending 85m underground into a goldmine or floating hundreds of metres skywards in a hot air balloon. Set aside an evening to take in the sensational Blood on the Southern Cross light and sound show, or a live performance by an international artist.

Other leisure treasures include mountain biking, bush walking, retail therapy, gold panning, golf, fi shing or living up the region’s fl avours at swank restaurants and funky cafés.

Board a coach and explore the character-fi lled townships of Maryborough, Maldon and Castlemaine, home of the Theatre Royal, Australia’s oldest continually running theatre.

Go for gold – plan your next event in this brilliant region.


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Whether you want to inspire a sales team, reward a loyal customer base, or enrich a workplace culture, you'll find that Ballarat's combination of living history and visitor services never...

Phone 03 5324 2897
1000 meeting capacity

This glorious venue is perfect for your conference, expo or dinner. A historical building from Bendigo’s prosperous past, now hosts spectacular events that shape a very personal future...

Phone 0354 346 247
250 dinner; 400 conference meeting capacity
2 meeting rooms

How can you resist a vibrant and contemporary city boasting beautiful wide parkland streets, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous architecture created from one of the world's greatest gold rushes? Bendigo is...

Phone 03 5434 6247
3000 meeting capacity
78 meeting rooms

Whether planning for the future, celebrating achievement or running a team building conference all need the right balance of stimulation, anticipation and excitement. You need a venue that promotes convivial...

Phone 03 5331 1377
150 meeting capacity
5 meeting rooms
77 accommodation capacity
41 accommodation rooms

Just over one hour from Melbourne CBD, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is regional Victoria’s largest conference venue, offering well-appointed, spacious accommodation, a purpose designed convention centre, versatile...

Phone 03 5327 1200
1000 meeting capacity
10 meeting rooms
202 accommodation capacity
97 accommodation rooms

The Capital provides six areas a series of elegant spaces for your conference, dinner, workshop/meeting, function or expo. The Auditorium seats 480pax theatre seating Capital Theatre Stage  132pax...

Phone 03 5434 6247
480 meeting capacity
4 meeting rooms

Sitting majestically above the city in Bendigo's Arts Precinct is the latest addition to Bendigo's suite of historic venues - the Ulumbarra Theatre. An exceptional example of combining history with...

Phone 03 5434 6247
1000 meeting capacity
Multiple spaces meeting rooms