Bendigo War Memorial




Be drawn by the spirit of long-gone gold diggers to a region rich in heritage and modern-day treasures – 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.

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.

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

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


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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. Elegant ceilings sparkle with...

Phone 0354 346 247
400 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

Federation University Australia, Ballarat Campus is set amidst natural bushland, on the outskirts of Ballarat, and ideally located one hour's drive from the Melbourne Airport. From small meetings to seminars...

Phone +61 3 5327 9480
600 meeting capacity
20 meeting rooms
200+ accommodation capacity
200+ accommodation rooms

Lakeside Hotel Bendigo is Central Victoria’s premier hotel and conference centre.  Located 1.5km from the CDB with picturesque views over Bendigo’s iconic Lake Weerona. Enjoy a choice of...

Phone 03 5445 5300
300 meeting capacity
4 meeting rooms
170 accommodation capacity
78 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

Nestled between Daylesford and Ballarat, RACV Goldfields Resort is one of the newest 4 ½ star luxury conference resorts in Central Victoria. Situated on 150 acres of state forest and...

Phone 03 5345 9602
1000 meeting capacity
10 meeting rooms
290 accommodation capacity
130 accommodation rooms

Embrace the adventure of life in goldrush Australia at this multi-award winning museum. Located in the historic city of Ballarat, less than 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and airports, Sovereign...

Phone 03 5337 1100
200 meeting capacity
9 meeting rooms
200 accommodation capacity

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 theatre style Banquet...

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