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.


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



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

LaTrobe University Visual Arts Centre

Phone +61 3 5441 8724

Midlands Golf Club & Fairways Function Centre

Phone 03 5331 4400

Nanga Gnulle

Phone 03 5443 7891

Quality Inn Colonial

Phone 03 5447 0122

Quest Bendigo

Phone 03 5447 0822

Sovereign Park Motor Inn

Phone 03 5331 3955

The Ansonia on Lydiard

Phone 03 5332 4678

The Ballarat Civic Hall

Phone 03-5333 5888

The Ballarat Mining Exchange

Phone 03-5333 5888

The Barkly Motor Lodge

Phone 03 5332 4678

The Bendigo Club

Phone 03 5443 0780

Visit Ballarat for the perfect event

Phone 03-5320 5500

Wendouree Sports and Events Centre

Phone 03 5338 1220