Loddon Campaspe - North Western Victoria region

Loddon Campaspe is in the north wastern region of Victoria. It covers 6 municipalities which are Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander. This map shows the location of Loddon Campaspe in Victoria as well as the location of the 6 municipalities

About Loddon Campaspe

The Loddon Campaspe area in central Victoria is expansive and diverse and includes the municipalities of Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander.

The area encompasses land traditionally owned by several Aboriginal clans including the Dja Dja Wurrung, Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, Baraba Baraba and Wurundjeri.

It is renowned for its unique and varied landscapes, from the undulating foothills to the riverine plains and the wooded escarpments of the Great Dividing Range.

 History and culture

Bendigo, one of Victoria’s largest and fastest growing regional cities, lies in the heart of the area and is a prosperous and vibrant hub of cultural and economic activity.

Noted for its ornate Victorian-era buildings, Bendigo is rich in history, progressive and contemporary, boasting a world-class art gallery and hosting a number of cultural festivals and events that attract thousands of people each year.

About 30-minutes’ drive south is Castlemaine. This bustling town is renowned for its rich gold rush history, eclectic arts scene, and growing reputation as a fine food destination.

The town features a famous botanical gardens and fascinating array of museums, galleries, craft shops and antique stores, with a local boutique wineries and historic gold mines, diggings and ruins dotted throughout the area.

Local statistics at a glance

Join the Department – our Loddon Campaspe area offices

Our Loddon Campaspe area offices are located in Bendigo, Kennington (a suburb of Bendigo), and Castlemaine.

These modern offices are hubs for our highly skilled area teams that comprise a broad range of professionals including:

  • psychologists
  • speech pathologists
  • social workers
  • staff to support Aboriginal children and their families
  • early childhood advisors
  • school nurses
  • visiting teachers to support schools around the inclusion of students with disabilities and additional needs
  • administrative and project support staff
  • Senior Educational Improvement Leaders and other education professionals.

Area teams take a holistic approach to support the delivery of quality services for all children at all stages of learning.

How we work together

Teams work together to provide expert advice and support to early childhood providers, schools and their communities at a local level, with extra effort directed to ensure education and health and wellbeing services are accessible to, and inclusive of, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Area teams also build and maintain strong connections between central and regional offices and the communities they service, so that positive outcomes are delivered where they matter most.

As a member of our area team you will be an integral part of a highly skilled network of experts and have a strong, visible connection to your work and the direct impact it has on the Loddon Campaspe community, to help us deliver better outcomes for all learners and their families.

Benefits of working for us

As a Victorian government employee you’ll have access to a variety of benefits including professional development opportunities, career mentoring and Personal Development Plans to promote career advancement.

We actively support work–life balance with flexible working hours and leave entitlements and inclusive paternity leave. You will also benefit from salary packaging and 9.5 per cent superannuation employer contribution.

There are a variety of positions available in the Loddon Campaspe area. For the latest employment opportunities see Loddon Campaspe careers

Considering a tree change to the Loddon Campaspe area?

If you are considering relocating to the Loddon Campaspe area, find out more about the region and what is has to offer:

Regional living – the Loddon Campaspe area is ready when you are

Current Department employees transferring to the Loddon Campaspe area may be entitled to residential relocation leave and reimbursement for relocation expenses.

See Reimbursement of Travel and Personal Expenses policy.