Media Release

Supporting Those in Need This Christmas

15 November 2022

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has again joined forces with Kangaroo Flat Uniting to launch their annual Christmas Drive.

Each year, the program helps to provide Christmas presents to hundreds of local children and assist families with food relief heading into the festive season.

Supporting Flooded Central Victorians Return to Work and Play

02 November 2022

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters says the Australian and Victorian Governments $877 million Recovery Support package will support Central Victorian businesses, farmers, not-for-profits and sporting clubs to rebuild and return to trade as quickly as possible, following the recent devastating floods.

Federal Budget Delivers for Central Victorians

25 October 2022

Tonight’s Federal Budget delivered responsible cost-of-living relief with an economic dividend and plan to get wages moving again.

Federal Support Extended to People Affected by Floods Across Greater Bendigo and Mount Alexander LGAs

18 October 2022

The Australian Government has extended support for people affected by floods making the one-off, non-means tested Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment available to more local communities.

Federal Labor Government Delivers Cheaper Child Care for Bendigo

06 October 2022

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has announced around 4800 of local families will be better off under Labor’s cheaper child care plan.

Federal Government Delivers Increased Communications Resilience Network in Bendigo

30 September 2022

The community of Bendigo is now better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters following the installation of a backup NBN Sky Muster satellite service under the Australian Government’s Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters (STAND) program at the Prince of Wales Showground.

Federal Government to Help Central Victorians into their first home

29 September 2022

From Saturday 1 October, thousands of regional Australians will be helped into their first home through the Albanese Government’s Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee - three months earlier than promised.

Chesters Meets with Early Childhood Educators to Discuss Workforce Shortages

31 August 2022

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has met with early childhood educators to learn more about workforce shortages in the sector.

20,000 New Uni Places to Target Skill Shortages with Focus on Rural and Remote Students

29 August 2022

The Albanese Government will fund 20,000 additional university places to tackle skills shortages and give more students from under-represented backgrounds the chance to go to university, including those in rural and remote areas.


Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said it’s good news for Central Victorians wanting to get a degree.

Volunteer Grants Program Open To Assist Local Organisations

22 August 2022

Volunteer organisations across the Bendigo electorate are being encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the 2022 Federal Volunteer Grants program.