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.


Food and WineHistory, arts and cultureAttractionsFestivals and eventsAccredited Visitor Information CentreTours



All Seasons Hotel

Phone +61 3 5443 8166

Bendigo Exhibition Centre

Phone +61 3 5434 6005

Bendigo Ninesevensix – Tramcar Restaurant

Phone +61 3 5443 8255

Bendigo Stadium

Phone +61 3 5440 6201

Big Hill Vineyard

Phone 03 5435 3366

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Phone +61 3 5443 8255

City Oval Restaurant Cafe Bar

Phone 5332 1155

Comfort Inn Bell Tower

Phone (03) 5334 1600

Comfort Inn Bendigo Central Deborah

Phone (03) 5443 7488

Comfort Inn Julie-Anna

Phone (03) 5442 5855

Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill

Phone 03 5337 1159

Comfort Sovereign Hill

Phone 03 5337 1159

Elmore Events Centre

Phone 03 5432 6176

Federation University – Caro Convention Centre

Phone 03 5327 9480

Foundry Hotel Complex

Phone +61 3 5443 6144

GPO Restaurant Bar Functions

Phone +61 3 5443 4343

Hunter House

Phone +61 3 5442 2466

Kryal Castle

Phone 03 5334 8500

La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

Phone 03 5441 8724

Lakeview Resort – Quills Restaurant – Function Centre

Phone 03 5445 5344