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Living in Central Victoria

A reduced cost of living, top-quality housing, educational and sporting facilities and a climate most regions can only envy makes day-to-day life in central Victoria, quite simply, a pleasure.

Bendigo has established networks for newcomers and spouses of medical practitioners, making the transition to provincial Victoria seamless.

The region is one of the fastest growing in inland Australia, giving rise to many new and modern homes. While the average Melbourne house price sits well over $400,000, the average price in Bendigo, in the heart of central Victoria, is approximately $210,000.

Across the region, exceptional private and public primary, secondary and tertiary institutions ensure a solid educational grounding. There are many accredited pre-schools, primary schools and secondary colleges, as well as La Trobe University, Monash University's Bendigo Regional Clinical School and the Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE.

Bendigo Senior Secondary College is one of the largest VCE providers in the state and is also an Internationally Accredited school with the Council for International Schools. There's also a large number of catholic and other private schools, such as Catholic College Bendigo and the internationally acclaimed Girton Grammar, and many more government schools.

Quality sporting facilities are just a way of life, with facilities for football, netball, golf, soccer, cricket grounds, athletics, tennis, and both indoor and outdoor swimming, at every turn.

Real estate


Dr John Edington
Country people are fabulous, we’ve been made very welcome and settled in so easily. I have loved the life and the job from the first day we arrived and found life here to be professionally very rewarding and personally very gratifying. I’ve always loved a challenge – moving to Bendigo was a challenge at the time, but has probably been the best thing we’ve ever done.”
Dr John Edington
Director of Intensive Care Unit,
Bendigo Health


Peter HyettThe Central Victorian Medical Recruitment Taskforce is committed to achieving a well-resourced and sustainable medical workforce in Central Victoria. Executive officer Peter Hyett, a former Bendigo Health board member, newsman and proud Bendigonian, can arrange tours of the region and provide further information.

P +61 00 418 356 503