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Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds

Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds has everything going for it. It’s an historic gold rush region, still home to Victoria’s largest gold mine. 

The Loddon Campaspe region is a foodie paradise, and Bendigo is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. There are over 120 wineries and breweries and hundreds of artisanal producers in the region. Food production remains central to the local economy.

Health care and social assistance are the largest employers in the region. As the population continues to grow, and many workers reach retirement age, the demand for skilled workers is set to reach new highs.

The region is well connected with road and rail links from Melbourne to the Murray River. More workers are needed for the visitor economy, food production, health care, community and business services.

So, if you’re looking for a career, Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds is calling.  

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Quick facts about Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds 

Population: 253,248^

Total new workers needed by 2026: 10,744*

Known for:

  • Central Deborah Gold Mine 
  • Golden Dragon Museum 
  • Murray River and Port of Echuca historic precinct 
  • Bendigo Art Gallery 
  • Wineries, breweries and local produce.

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Official region name: Loddon Campaspe

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