City of Bendigo

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City of Bendigo
Old lgadot Bendigo.png
Location in Victoria
Town Hall
Population 30,890 (1992)[1]
 • Density 949.58/km2 (2,459.4/sq mi)
Established 1855
Area 32.53 km2 (12.6 sq mi)
Council seat Bendigo
County Bendigo
Bendigo Council 1994.jpg
LGAs around City of Bendigo:
Eaglehawk Marong Huntly
Marong City of Bendigo Strathfieldsaye
Marong Strathfieldsaye Strathfieldsaye

The City of Bendigo was a local government area covering the central area and inner western suburbs of the regional city of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 32.53 square kilometres (12.6 sq mi), and existed from 1855 until 1994.


The City of Bendigo was first incorporated as the Sandhurst Municipality on 24 April 1855, and became a borough on 11 September 1863 and a city on 21 July 1871. It was renamed as the City of Bendigo on 8 May 1891.[2]

On 7 April 1994, the City of Bendigo was abolished, and, along with the Borough of Eaglehawk, the Rural City of Marong and the Shires of Huntly and Strathfieldsaye, was merged into the newly created City of Greater Bendigo.[3][4]


The City of Bendigo was divided into three wards, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Barkly Ward
  • Darling Ward
  • Sutton Ward



Year Population
1954 28,726
1958 30,700*
1961 30,195
1966 30,792
1971 32,007
1976 32,573
1981 31,841
1986 30,704
1991 30,134

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 308–309.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Municipal Association of Victoria (2006). "Greater Bendigo City Council". Retrieved 2008-01-08.  Date cross-checked with the Records Division, Greater Bendigo City Council.
  4. ^ Taylor, Thomas (6 April 1994). "Marong to fall in line on super council". The Age. p. 6.  Accessed via Factiva online.

Coordinates: 36°45′S 144°16′E / 36.750°S 144.267°E / -36.750; 144.267