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Welcome to Australian Homestay Network Regional Victoria!

Bendigo is a large regional city that offers a relaxed lifestyle. It is home to La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus and Bendigo TAFE. It also has a proud, rich Chinese history, but long before the Chinese and Europeans, the Jarra Jarra people occupied the land where gold was discovered. You can celebrate with the descendants of this Aboriginal tribe during annual NAIDOC Week festivities in Bendigo. Or see Jarra Jarra rock wells on the Eureka Reef Walk.

Bendigo now Victoria’s third biggest town with around 100,000 residents. It is proud of its gold mining history and celebrates this with museums and other tourist activities.

The city also has many gardens and bush walking tracks along with a variety of shops, galleries and cafes for you to enjoy.

Study in Bendigo.

La Trobe University – Bendigo campus

Students at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus can study at undergraduate and postgraduate level. La Trobe Bendigo also offers a number of courses unique to the campus, with strengths in health sciences, education and visual arts.

Excellent learning facilities and a relaxed lifestyle are on offer. With a small campus size, the student community is friendly and inclusive. Clubs and societies form a solid base for social activities and the Bendigo Student Association supports many events.

Bendigo TAFE (Technical And Further Education)

Bendigo TAFE is a government funded and accredited registered training organisation. It offers courses at certificate and diploma level, and also courses designed to improve English language skills and career opportunities.

Bendigo TAFE campuses are located in Bendigo, Echuca, Castlemaine and Maryborough

Bendigo Weather and Climate

Bendigo’s location on the southern fringe of the Great Dividing Range means it enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. The region avoids extremes in weather such as snow and strong winds and averages 240 rain free days per year.

With the average January temperature of 29 degrees and 12 degrees in July – the variation between the seasons is very pleasant. Bendigo is still one of the few places in Australia that you can enjoy all four seasons.

Tatsuki was a wonderful guest and we loved having him to stay. It was great to learn some aspects of Japanese culture.

I love this place!