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The Bendigo Weekly is a tabloid-size, full-colour newspaper published weekly throughout Bendigo, and country districts in central Victoria, including Woodend, Echuca, Wedderburn and Colbinabbin.[1][2]

The paper has won many awards, including a Walkley Award by journalist Anthony Radford for Suburban and Regional Affairs. Radford also was the recipient of a Quill Award for Best Regional or Rural Affairs Report in 2007.[3][4][5]

Victorian Country Press Awards for a paper with circulation greater than 10,000 include: Journalism 2006, 2007 and 2008; Local Reporting 2006, 2007 and 2008; Best Use of Colour 2007; Best Photographic Study 2008; Best News Photograph 2008; and Overall Newspaper Excellence 2008.[6]

The awards won in 2006 relate specifically to the paper's coverage of the water crisis confronting Bendigo.[7] At the time, a decade of drought had depleted the city's reservoirs to the point where supplies were likely to run out by year's end.

In 2009 the paper commenced a campaign to promote the building of a new Bendigo hospital.[citation needed]

In September 2019, it was announced the paper would cease publication as a separate entity and absorbed by the Bendigo Advertiser which aims to boost poor circulation figures of the latter masthead.


  1. ^ [1] Archived March 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2] Archived September 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Walkley Foundation". 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  4. ^ [3][dead link]
  5. ^ Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2004. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Archived from the original on July 22, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ [4][dead link]

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