Bendigo Regional Digital Mentoring Program

DIGI23 1:1 training tailored for your regional tourism business

Bendigo Regional Tourism (BRT) is the regional tourism body representing Victorian Goldfields shires including Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields, and Loddon - in addition to the City of Greater Bendigo. We are excited to let you know about this offer to connect tourism operators across the region with experienced digital mentors that understand your unique challenges. They know the tourism industry - and best of all – they come to you!

This unique program is highly subsidised by BRT, with a focus on delivering 1:1 individualised support and training so that you can grow your digital presence and learn new skills, all without leaving your place of work (unless you want to, of course!).

If your business is located in the City of Greater Bendigo or in the Loddon, Mount Alexander, or Central Goldfields Shires regions, then we'd love to work with you!

The bespoke training and skills provided through this program will be delivered within the regional tourism framework, providing you with a better understanding of how to leverage opportunities for your tourism business across the region and beyond.

Choose your own DIGI23 adventure

Choose up to three digital skill areas you'd like to train in, and we'll match you with a mentor that can get you up to speed, fast! 

Not sure what you want or need? That's OK too. Our project team will review and assess all participants' current online presence and recommend the right training for you.

Topics covered in your 1:1 sessions might include:

  • Social media basics
  • Facebook events
  • Social media strategy
  • Advanced social media
  • Google basics
  • Advanced Google
  • Website basics
  • Advanced website
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Ecommerce
  • Email databases
  • Email automations
  • Blogging & vlogging
  • Content creation
  • ATDW listings, and more!

DIGI23 program

Your DIGI23 tailored training program will include:

2 x 1.5 hour 1:1 mentoring/training sessions with your mentor on up to three topics of your choosing

Invitation to attend a 

pre-program information

session, with guest speaker

Review of your business' online presence, including expert recommendations

Summary of training and recommended next steps from your mentor - a custom guide to progressing your training 

Optional: a short testimonial-video interview, where you'll be able to speak about your business

Invitation to our graduation networking event for  2 people


FREE Professional photography for your business*

We are now able to offer the first 20 businesses to sign up a FREE 1-hour professional photo shoot at your business as part of this year’s program! Start by signing up and confirm and pay your invoice by the due date to be considered for this offer.

What's your investment?

  • Receive 2 x 1.5 hr individualised training sessions.
  • All training is individualised to the needs of the business. Preliminary assessments of the current digital profile for your business will be provided to the mentor prior to commencing.
  • Talk to your mentor about follow up sessions, if you'd like more. Fees will apply and bookings can be made directly with your mentor.


(approx. value of $600)

inc GST

* Please note, places are limited.  Bendigo Regional Tourism has the right to accept and reject participation in the program should applicants not meet the required criteria or if allocated places have been filled.

inc GST

Key dates

Tourism Operator Information Session

Bendigo and Mt Alexander regions

Tuesday 29 August, 9 - 10am

Galkangu/GovHub – Meeting Room 3, on Ground Floor

Central Goldfields (Maryborough)

Tuesday 29th August, 2-3pm

Online - register for link

Loddon (Inglewood/ Wedderburn)

Wednesday 30th August, 10-11am

Loddon Visitor Information Centre, Wedderburn

Registrations close: August 27

Mentor sessions: August 25 - October 23

Graduation networking evening: November 6

* as places are limited, registration may close earlier than date specified if all places have been filled. You may email to be added to a waitlist

Want to know more?

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Are you a Digital Expert located in our region?

We are seeking a wide range of experts to become mentors, matched to our operators' needs, creating positive and successful training relationships.  Find out how you can be involved below.

Tough Cookie Marketing (Project Manager) -

Tough Cookie Marketing Office - 03 5442 3983

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