About Us

Bendigo Standard Staff
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The Bendigo Standard is Bendigo’s most popular free news service. We pride ourselves on reporting the news that matters, doesn’t matter and the news you didn’t realise mattered until you read it.

The Bendigo Standard’s humble beginnings began in the gold rush of 1851. The discovery of gold allowed a bunch of budding journalists to purchase Bendigo’s first printing press. Thus, the Bendigo Standard was born.

From 1852, The Bendigo Standard operated from the same building in Fortuna Gully until 1999, when the office burnt down due to a microwave popcorn fire. The office then moved to Kangaroo Flat.

In 2016, The Bendigo Standard printed its final physical paper and moved to digital. Their vacant office building was torn down and replaced with the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre.

The Bendigo Standard now operates out of an office in Strath Heights.