Bendigo Venues & Events
Welcome to Bendigo Venues & Events - a business unit of the City of Greater Bendigo and responsible for the management of a suite of venues including Ulumbarra Theatre, The Capital Theatre, the Bendigo Town Hall, Dudley House and The Engine Room.
This Unit presents a broad range of community, state, national and international events including live theatre, dance, fine and contemporary music and other performing arts activities across a varied suite of venues.
BV&E’s venues have an equally busy commercial life through the hosting of weddings, conferences, seminars, celebrations, ceremonies, classes and community events and by offering professional theatres, fully supported ticketing and box office, first-class function facilities, exclusive catering, exhibition spaces and dedicated community access venues.
Bendigo Writer's Festival
Heathcote Visitor Centre
The Heathcote Visitor Centre is currently seeking applications from volunteers to join our wonderful vibrant team. The Heathcote Visitor Centre is an Accredited Centre aiming to provide outstanding customer service to the tourism business in the Heathcote region, with annual visitation of approximately 17,000 people. The Visitor Centre is operated by the City of Greater Bendigo and is the tourism “shop front” for the Heathcote and Region.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Intercultural Ambassador Program
Intercultural Ambassador Program
Every two years the City recruits 10 Intercultural Ambassador volunteers who represent a diverse range of multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds in our community. The Ambassadors will participate in community events and projects, City advisory and reference groups and attend civic functions. They will also act as champions for their existing communities and gain valuable leadership and development opportunities. Our Program is based on the successful City of Ballarat Multicultural Ambassadors Program. Funding for the Pilot Program has been provided by the Victorian Government.
Bendigo Easter Fair
The Tourism and Major Events team is responsible for the coordination of activities relating to the attraction and support of major events to Bendigo.
With international and national events hosted throughout the year in our diverse parks, heritage and contemporary buildings and open spaces, Bendigo has earned its reputation as a world class events capital of regional Victoria.
Our beautiful tree-lined streets and impressive buildings create a picturesque backdrop to any event, while our convenient location in the heart of Victoria is accessible for many surrounding towns, all within an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
Volunteers are integral to the success of our events in the City
Positive Ageing Advisory Committee
Positive Ageing Advisory Committee
Our Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (PAAC) is made up of community members who represent older adults in the community. The PAAC advocate for and provide advice to Council on matters related to positive ageing and support the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to promote positive ageing within Greater Bendigo. Community representatives have been appointed by Council following an expression of interest and interview process.
Positive Ageing is all about maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life. Ageing is often associated with many rewarding experiences, however it is also a time when significant changes occur.
Keeping a positive attitude toward ageing is important as it allows you to continue to feel good and have a sense of control as you face another part of the life cycle. Social interaction and relationships with others are associated with positive ageing. Maintaining social networks through clubs, engaging in voluntary work and keeping in touch with family and friends, prevents isolation and promotes good mental and physical health. Those who age positively, live longer and healthier lives and enjoy a better quality of life.
Resource Recovery & Education Program
The City of Greater Bendigo is actively working to divert municipal waste sent to landfill. We are doing this by regularly monitoring domestic waste and continuously educating the community on correct sorting of waste into the three-bin system to minimise contamination in kerbside general, recycle, and organics bins.
RREV aims to educate and make the residents aware of municipal waste management, resource recovery and litter reduction. It will offer volunteers with the opportunities to learn about correct sorting of waste into the three-bin system. It will also promote sustainable habits to minimise household waste and engage like-minded residents with shared vision to protect the environment from waste related issues.
If you have a passion for the environment and waste management, we have an activity based on your interest. We would encourage you to look at each role description and fill out the application form to become a part of something valuable.
Please note that this one application could support more than one role.
Resource Recovery & Education Program - Activities
To assist the Resource Recovery and Education (RR&E) unit in planning, promoting, and delivering the waste education programs during major events. This opportunity involves, but not limited to, preparing for, advertising or helping the Resource Recovery and Education team at event setup, monitoring waste bins, auditing and supervising bins.
To provide an opportunity for volunteers to keep the city clean by picking up litter along council facilities and parks. To provide a way for environmentally conscious citizens to make a personal contribution to a cleaner municipal environment.
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council is one year into its current two-year term.
Description of Youth Council
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council is an advisory and advocacy committee whose role is to represent the voice of young people who live, work and study in the City of Greater Bendigo (the City). The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council is an important mechanism for consultation with young people and for providing advice to the City of Greater Bendigo Council and City staff on implementation and review of the City’s Explore, Engage, Empower – Young People in Greater Bendigo (Youth Strategy) and broader policy and strategy development.
The goals of the Youth Council are to:
- Provide opportunities for young people to have their say and influence Council policies, plans and strategies.
- Promote young people as valuable citizens who make a positive contribution to the community.
- Provide opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills.
- Provide the opportunity for Councillors to meet, hear and learn from young people.
Provide opportunities for young people to consult with the wider community.
Youth Council Eligibility
To be eligible to be a member of the City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council applicants must:
- Be between the age of 14 and 24 years.
- Live, work and/or study anywhere in Greater Bendigo.
- Hold a valid Working with Children Check (volunteer level) if 18 years and older.
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination.
This includes young people from all backgrounds and experiences, living in all areas of Greater Bendigo, who are eager to develop leadership skills, advocate for young people and make a difference in the community.
Youth Council Application Process
Youth Council Membership is determined via an application process, this includes a City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council Expression of Interest application addressing selection criteria, an interview and a referee check.
Applicants will be assessed on their responses to the selection criteria in their Expression of Interest and Interview.
When the next Intake for the Youth Council is scheduled, the details will appear here.