The Bendigo Weekly services the Bendigo area with a weekly circulation of 36,250 CAB. The population in the Prime circulation area is 121,000. Towns in our circulation area include Castlemaine, Colbinabbin, Dingee, Heathcote, Raywood, Rochester, Wedderburn and Woodend. Bendigo was founded in 1851 with the discovery of gold, for over a century it was the largest gold field in the world. Today the city has become a thriving retail and service centre for North Central Victoria. Beautifully laid out, the city boasts magnificent Victorian Architecture and is the only non metro centre still having operational trams. Located 150km by road from Melbourne the growth rate of the district is well above the state average. Bendigo is now the third largest city in Victoria with a population of 100,000.