INNOVATIONS IN RURAL MEDICAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP
Tuesday 4 March 08
Bendigo Information Sheet
Venue: Monash University School of Rural Health, Bendigo Regional Clinical School
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Location: Lister House, 37 Rowan St Bendigo Vic 3550. (Corner Wattle St and Rowan St)
Inquiries: Gillian Fallon - PH: +61 3 5440 9012 or email email@example.com
Pam Harvey - PH: +61 3 5440 9083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested length of stay
For those attending the Tuesday night dinner, the evening will go until quite late so it is also
suggested that people sleep in Bendigo on the Tuesday night and go through to the OZZAWA
conference in Melbourne on the following morning. There are pre-conference workshops in
Melbourne for some people at 9.30 am on Wednesday 5th.
Located in the geographical centre of Victoria, Bendigo is serviced by high quality road and air links.
Situated at the junction of the Calder, McIvor, Midland and Loddon Valley Highways, Bendigo is
well placed. Bendigo is approximately 150 km (93 miles) or less than two hours drive by car from
Melbourne on the Calder Highway (A79). The Calder Highway becomes the Calder Freeway just
north-west of Kyneton and is dual carriage way most of the way, except between Malmsbury and
Ravenswood where it reverts to a two-lane highway. If driving from Melbourne’s Tullamarine
airport, follow the Sunbury signage on to the Calder Freeway to Bendigo. Maps and directions
available at: www.racv.com.au or www.maps.google.com.au
Bendigo – Melbourne Airport Shuttle
The Bendigo Airport shuttle service has three return trips daily from Melbourne’s Tullamarine
Airport, seven days every week. The Shuttle costs $35 one way, $60 return. Travelling time is 1 ½
Contact details: Phone +61 3 5439 4044 Email: email@example.com . A current
timetable can be found on www.bwc.com.au/tourism/information/airport_service.shtml
Hire car companies located in Bendigo include Thrifty, Hertz, Avis and Budget – compare prices and
make bookings at www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au although other web sites are available.
The V-Line Sprinter and Fast Rail services travel daily from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station.
Expected travel time is around 1.5 hours. Bendigo Station is staffed. The Bendigo Station is a 5-10
minute walk into the Bendigo city centre and approximately 20-30 minutes to Lister House,
depending on your level of fitness as there are hills involved. A taxi rank can be found at the Bendigo
Station. Local buses do not run past Lister House with a travel time of 5 - 10min.
For passenger time table & fares: www.vline.vic.gov.au/timetables or phone V/Line on 136 196
Light aircraft charter is available between Melbourne’s Tullamarine and Bendigo Airport. Approx.
travelling time is 35 to 45 mins. Contact: www.bendigoaviation.com.au or phone (03) 5443 1030
Bendigo has an abundance of quality motels, serviced apartment and B&Bs. The suggested list of
accommodation options has been selected solely on the business’s proximity to Lister House and can
be found at the end of this information sheet. Should you choose to select one of these listed please
let them know that you will be attending a conference at and run by Monash University School of
Rural Health at Lister House so that you can avail yourself of the tariff rate quoted.
As an alternative, Bendigo Tourism operate a free Accommodation Booking Service to assist in your
planning and offer an online accommodation booking service:
http://www.bendigotourism.com.au/pages.asp?code=315 or phone: 1800 813 153 if calling within
Meals during your stay
Afternoon tea will be provided for the workshop.
A dinner will be arranged for all attendees who would like to get together after the workshop on
Tuesday at one of the local restaurants in Bendigo. Costs for the dinner will need to be borne by
The climate in Bendigo is typically dry. Temperatures during your stay could typically be between a
low overnight temperature of 13°C rising with a maximum day temperature around the mid 30°C.
Due to continuing drought Bendigo has Level 4 water restrictions as local water catchments have
fallen to the lowest ever recorded.
Bendigo Accommodation details
For further information refer back to “Accommodation” on page 2 above.
Hotel/Motel Rating Address Contact Details Conference Distance from
rate p/night Lister House
Hunter House 4 ½ star 57 Queen St PH: $129 (AUD) 20min-30min
Bendigo 3550 +63 3 5442 2466 walk/ 10 min car
Shamrock No current Cnr PH: $137 (AUD) 15min-25min
Hotel rating, was Wiliamson +61 3 5443 0333 with breakfast walk/ 10 min car
4-5 star St & Pall Mall
prior to Bendigo 3550
Quest 4 ½ star 489 High St PH: $134 (AUD) 4 km by car
Apartments Golden Square +61 3 5447 0822 one bdrms/
Bendigo 3555 $168 (AUD)
Cathedral Inn 4 star 96 High St PH: $103 5 min walk
Bendigo 3550 +61 3 5442 5333 (AUD)single/
Homestead 3 ½ star 508 High St PH: $90 (AUD) 4 km by car
Motor Inn Golden Square +61 3 5447 7455
Antoinette's 4 star 179 Wattle St PH: $135 (AUD) 200m walk
B&B Bendigo VIC
+61 3 5442 3609
Marlborough No current 45 Wattle St PH: $105 (AUD) 1 minute walk.
House rating, was Bendigo 3550 +61 3 5441 4142
4 ½ star
Venue for Bendigo
Calder Highway from Melbourne