celebrating our region
culture, creativity and sustainability
Bendigo and the region has been recognised by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a City of Gastronomy
It joins 245 other creative cities around the world. The designation recognises our region’s diverse food culture and our community’s commitment to local, sustainable, delicious and creative produce.
A Creative Region
Greater Bendigo embraces the cultural and creative industries as fundamental to our City’s future liveability, economy, social cohesions, health and well-being. We are a community that inspires a culture of creativity, activates our spaces, nurtures and supports talent, champions inclusiveness, showcasing the stories of our rich culture, our Traditional Owners and First Nations to the world.
“In times of plenty, we celebrate together and good food is shared. There is a season for all things which guides how we live. We invite you to join the Dja Dja Wurrung and the wider community to nurture and fulfil your Murrup (spirit) together on Djandak (Country)”.
– Natasha Carter & Drew Berick