Bendigo: Australia’s first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

celebrating our region’s culture, creativity and sustainability

Our interactive guide to the region’s food and drink culture

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.

Our Stories

City and region of gastronomy logo

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).