Bendigo Train Station has been announced as the official venue of the Karate event at the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.
Athletes from all 72 nations will ascend on Bendigo.
Bendigo is well known as the martial arts capital of Central Victoria. Mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf said Bendigo is very proud to host the event. “It’s a big boost for the region’s bullying and public order incidents.”
Commonwealth Games official Tom Strawberry said he was chuffed that the station was chosen as the official venue. “I’m chuffed.”
A local athlete and browbeater, Jake Thug, said, “I’ve been showing off my sick karate skills at the station for the last two years and have been arrested five times. I was even on Highway Patrol, twice, back in 2010.”
Victoria 2026 will run from 17-29 March 2026, with four regional hubs in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland to deliver a multi-city model that captures the hearts and minds of people across Victoria.