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Bendigo Telco walk for SPAN


20 March 2016

Bendigo Telco proudly supported the annual SPAN Walk, culminating with the Butterfly Remembrance ceremony in the Dai Gum San Chinese Precinct.
Joining the many walking to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention are our own Darren, Matt and Katie, who helped to spread the word that tough times pass.

Well done to Alannah McGregor and all those involved in this year's event. For more information on SPAN Walk or to become a sponsor, please contact Alannah on 0408 541 082 or email

Bendigo International Madison

Madison Team

12 – 13 March 2016

Bendigo Telco once again, sponsored one of the city’s most anticipated events, the Bendigo International Madison which attracts great interest locally, nationally and internationally.
Bendigo Telco sponsored team, Tom McFarlane and Thomas McDonald were back again this year determined to make their mark.  Well done to the Bendigo Team and to all competitors.

Bravo CT Productions - Evita


February 2016

Bendigo Telco’s own songbird, Georgina Ellis, featured in the lead role of the highly successful local production of Evita, presented by local theatre company CT Productions.  
Congratulations to Georgina and her fellow cast members, who together with the tireless efforts of the production crew, brought such fine musical talent together on our local stage.  Bendigo Telco is proud to support CT Productions.

Hayley becomes Bendigo Telco's sponsored womens' AFL player


February 2016

Another great Bendigo story is Bendigo Thunder – Bendigo’s own women’s AFL football team. Bendigo Telco sponsored player Hayley Trevean, epitomises what hard work, commitment and passion can achieve.

Together with 4 other Bendigo girls, Hayley regularly trains in Melbourne at True Value Solar Centre (Essendon), IKON Park (Carlton) and AAMI Park, and her goal is to be drafted to an AFL team in the soon to be launched National Women’s League for 2017.

Hayley’s philosophy is to believe in yourself – “no regrets, no fear - you don’t know until you try”.  Bendigo Telco is proud to support Hayley and we wish Hayley and the Bendigo Thunder great success in their quest to become the best in women’s AFL football.

Girton's Eco Marathon Team communicate thanks to Bendigo Telco

Girton Eco Team

September 2015

Girton Grammar Racing Team used communication equipment supplied by Bendigo Telco whilst competing during events in their Eco Marathon Vehicle, culminating in fulfilling their dream of competing on an international level in Manila during 2016.

Bendigo Telco congratulates the team – Lucas Kirby, Alexander Holmes & Benjamin Pignataro, and wishes them well in 2016.

Bendigo Sandhurst Holden Club presents All Holden Day

All Holden Day

15 August 2015

2015 All Holden Day was once again supported by Bendigo Telco, and held Sunday 16 August 2015.  Hosted by the Bendigo Sandhurst Holden Club, the event attracts Holden enthusiasts from around Australia who display over 200 vintage cars and caravans at the Bendigo Showgrounds, as well as 150 ‘Show and Shine' Vehicles in the Regional Event Centre, for the wider community to enjoy.

For more information on this, and future events, go to:

Give Me 5 For Kids

Give Me 5 For Kids

June 2015

Bendigo Telco joined Southern Cross Ten for their fundraising telethon in support of Bendigo Health.  This is a wonderful cause supporting the local community’s sick children and their families in their time of need.

For more information on events and promotions in support of Give Me 5 for Kids, or to donate directly to the cause, go to:

Bendigo Telco and AutismWalk for Turn-a-Life-Around

Bendigo Telco staff

23 & 24 May 2015

The AutismWalk is a wonderful initiative started by a local ambassador – Daniel Giles, and raises money for Turn A Life Around. 

This organization provides new and donated iOS devices to local individuals on the Autism Spectrum.  Bendigo Telco are proud to support the AutismWalk, in addition to contributions made by staff, in the hope of exceeding last year’s result of $10,000.

For more information on Daniel and the AutismWalk, go to:

Bendigo Telco proudly supporting Haven; Home, Safe.

Big Hit Logo


Bendigo Telco is proud to support Haven; Home, Safe and the Sidney Myer Home Safe program through the fund-raising efforts of the Symes BMW Big Hit Golf Day.  The Sidney Myer Home Safe program is a $6+ million project that combines a 23-unit medium-term residential complex supporting participants to become engaged with the wider community.

Read more about the golf day or to become involved, click on the link below:

What do we want? NBN. When do we want it? NOW.

NBN Speed Test


Local NBN advocacy group iLoddon Mallee has launched The Ping Project campaign to address the need for high speed broadband in Bendigo and the Loddon Mallee region, with the aim of getting NBN rollout sooner than currently planned.

What can you do? Complete an online speed test of your current broadband service here: https://www.mybroadband.communi.../speedtest.aspx

then take a screenshot of the result and send it to who will add it to the growing database that will be sent to Government for consideration when making a decision on where NBN rollouts occur. It is recommended that you conduct the test 3 times and at different times of the day.

Read more about the Ping Project here:…/businesses-residents…/

For more information about the group’s activities go to:

Y Foundation International Women's Day Breakfast

International Women's Day Breakfast


Today we celebrated women with the Make It Happen at the Y Foundation International Women's Day Breakfast. What better way to celebrate women than listening to inspirational broadcaster, food critic and journalist Wendy Hargreaves speak about her journey from traditional journalism to cyberspace. Wendy's 5 of the Best blogs is a great one to follow if you are a bit of a foodie.

Thank you to the Y Foundation who quietly go about donating funds to local programs and services. Find out more about the Y Foundation by going to

Bendigo's Biggest Afternoon Tea

Bendigo's Biggest Afternoon Tea


Well done to Lisa Smith, Ovarian Cancer Ambassador, for a successful event at Bendigo's Biggest Afternoon Teal. This year, 400 women supported the event which is a huge step up from the 30 supporters for last year's event.

Remember that teal is the International Colour for Ovarian Cancer. Look out for teal coloured merchandise for your opportunity to support the cause in a small way if you can.…/bendigos-biggest-aft…/