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.