City of Greater Bendigo


Bendigo Venues & Events

Capital Theatre Ulumbarra

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

The role of the Committee is to provide general advice to the City and advocate and undertake initiatives that support greater social inclusion of people with a disability.

The Committee will act as a central point for City staff and Councillors when advice is sought on matters relating to the needs and requirements of people with a disability.  The Committee will also assist the City to consider disability when developing policies and strategies and undertaking special projects.

  • Members will be appointed for a 2 year term.  
  • Committee meetings will be held every two months.
  • Some preparation and reading will be required prior to meetings.
  • At times Committee members may be required to visit sites throughout Greater Bendigo to provide consultation and advice on City projects or major developments.
  • Applicants must be prepared to attend an interview as part of the selection process and, if successful, complete an induction session prior to the first meeting of the Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: 

The Committee for this term has now been interviewed and selected

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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.

 

Intercultural Ambassadors Booklet

 

 

 

 

 

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Major Events

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

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Positive Ageing Advisory Committee

A group of senior men and women practice singing

 

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.

 

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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

Event Assistant

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.  

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Litter Controller


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.

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YO Bendigo

 

For Bendigo Youth By Bendigo Youth

 

 

WHO ARE WE?

YO is a team of young people aged between 12 and 24 who volunteer their time participating in various activities across Bendigo.

YO aim to;

  • Provide opportunities for young people to have their say.
  • Promote young people as valuable citizens who make a positive contribution to the community.
  • Provide innovative opportunities for young people to develop new skills.
  • Increase collaboration with education providers, industry and community to enhance employment opportunities.
  • Deliver inclusive and accessible events and programs for all the community.
  • Increase collaboration to strengthen partnerships, networks and advocacy on youth priority areas.
  • Create spaces that are inclusive, safe and welcoming for all members of the community.

Want to join? Simply fill out the application form.

or you can contact us by email for further information

yobendigo@Bendigo.vic.gov.au

 

Parental / Guardian consent form

Image and Media release form

 

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Ambedo Magazine

For Bendigo Youth By Bendigo Youth

Ambedo aims to inspire it’s readers to make a positive impact on the community and the people around them. Our volunteers at Ambedo hope to raise awareness for local arts, music, events, business and most importantly, youth culture. Youth are our content and our inspiration.

Our core team has helped put together everything that you see between the pages of the magazine.

Our goal is to create something that the local youth can rely on as a portal into the community of the City of Greater Bendigo and everything that the area has to offer. We aim to be as honest and as real as we can with our content so that you, the reader, can feel a connection to the community.

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Youth Council

 

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.

Parental / Guardian consent form

 

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