Media Release

Federal Support Extended to People Affected by Floods Across Greater Bendigo and Mount Alexander LGAs

18 October 2022

The Australian Government has extended support for people affected by floods making the one-off, non-means tested Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment available to more local communities.

Federal Labor Government Delivers Cheaper Child Care for Bendigo

06 October 2022

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has announced around 4800 of local families will be better off under Labor’s cheaper child care plan.

Federal Government Delivers Increased Communications Resilience Network in Bendigo

30 September 2022

The community of Bendigo is now better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters following the installation of a backup NBN Sky Muster satellite service under the Australian Government’s Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters (STAND) program at the Prince of Wales Showground.

Federal Government to Help Central Victorians into their first home

29 September 2022

From Saturday 1 October, thousands of regional Australians will be helped into their first home through the Albanese Government’s Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee - three months earlier than promised.

Chesters Meets with Early Childhood Educators to Discuss Workforce Shortages

31 August 2022

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has met with early childhood educators to learn more about workforce shortages in the sector.

20,000 New Uni Places to Target Skill Shortages with Focus on Rural and Remote Students

29 August 2022

The Albanese Government will fund 20,000 additional university places to tackle skills shortages and give more students from under-represented backgrounds the chance to go to university, including those in rural and remote areas.


Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said it’s good news for Central Victorians wanting to get a degree.

Volunteer Grants Program Open To Assist Local Organisations

22 August 2022

Volunteer organisations across the Bendigo electorate are being encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the 2022 Federal Volunteer Grants program.

Dangerous Local Roads Set for Upgrades Under Black Spot Program

19 August 2022

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 47 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads in 2022–23.

Minister for Skills and Training Visits Bendigo for Jobs and Skills Roundtable

17 August 2022


17 August 2022


Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor MP will join Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today for a Jobs and Skills roundtable at Bendigo Tafe.

Celebrate National Science Week with Bendigo Discovery

17 August 2022


16 August 2022

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is encouraging locals to get involved in National Science Week, with a number of local events taking place this week.