Suburb by suburb snapshot East Bendigo

July 29, 2023 BY

This two-bedroom East Bendigo unit built in 2004 sold recently for $445,000.

East Bendigo is approximately 11.2 square kilometres and has two parks covering nearly 4.9 per cent of total area.

The population of East Bendigo in 2016 was 2100 and by the 2021 Census it was recorded at 2246 showing a population increase of 6.9 per cent in the area during that time.

East Bendigo, a residential and industrial suburb, is east of the Bendigo to Echuca railway line and north of the McIvor Highway.

It extends north to the suburb of White Hills, but the actual White Hill at 231 metres is in East Bendigo.

The railway has a line running west to Kerang and until 1958 was also the junction for the line from Heathcote to Bendigo.

The railway junction made it a convenient transport point for livestock shipped to the Bendigo saleyards in Charleston Street.

The saleyards had an adjacent council abattoir and the Victorian Co-op meat freezing works set up in 1922 in Strickland Street.

There were other industrial activities like the Charleston Street sawmill, the Bendigo flourmill established in 1912, a hardware supplies yard and a municipal road-making depot.

There was also the Newmarket Hotel at the Nolan Street corner and the Fleece Inn at the Lloyd Street corner.

The increased population led to a primary school opening in Strickland Road in 1916.

After World War One a progress association was formed which helped to get a swimming pool built in 1931, made of red gum sides and a sand base, near the saleyards.

After World War two the East Bendigo Bowling Club opened next door.

All the major industrial activities have departed, the saleyards were relocated to Maiden Gully, west of Bendigo, the abattoirs closed in the 1970s.

The railway workshops, which employed over 400 workers making and repairing locomotives and rolling stock in the 1980s, were downsized in the 1990s and strangled into closure in 2002.

CoreLogic data indicates that the predominant age group in East Bendigo is 20-29 years with households being primarily childless couples likely to be repaying on average $1213 per month on mortgages.

In general, people in East Bendigo work in a professional occupation.


The first swimming pool was built in 1931 made of red gum sides and a sand base, near the saleyards.


Population: 2246

Male: 48%

Female: 52%

Median age: 45

5 year population change: 6.9%

House median value: $525,000

Change in Median Price: (5yrs) is 74.4%

Median asking rent per week: $420

Average length of ownership: 12 years

Owner occupiers: 63%

Renters: 37%


House median sale price:

April 2023: $580,000

April 2022: $531,250

April 2021: $375,000

April 2020: $390,000

April 2019: $335,000


House sales per annum:

Period ending April 2023: 44

Period ending April 2022: 42


Land median sale price:

April 2023: N/A

April 2022: N/A


Land sales per annum:

Period ending April 2023: 7

Period ending April 2022: 7