Bendigo Airfield

Bendigo Airfield is situated approximately 6 kilometres from the central business district of Bendigo on 35 Victa Road (East Bendigo).

The RMIT Flight Training School was established in 1994 and has trained more than 3,000 pilots from around the world, with many now holding senior roles with major airlines such as Qantas, Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific, Oman Air and Air China.

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Gain the skills to achieve CASA certification for a Commercial Pilot's Licence and learn to fly in single- and multi-engine aircrafts.

Getting to/from Melbourne CBD to Bendigo Airfield

Map showing the outline of the 160km drive from Melbourne City to Bendigo Airfield via Sunbury, Gisborne, Mount Macedon, Kyneton, Chewton and Castlemaine. Map includes text stating that the two-hour travel time is based on vehicle real-time GPS data from January 2020.

From Melbourne CBD to Bendigo Station:

  • From RMIT City Campus, the closest train station is Melbourne Central Station. There are connecting services from Melbourne Central to the Bendigo V/Line train. Southern Cross Station offers a direct service to Bendigo. See the V/Line website for further information.
  • You can use the Public Transport Victoria journey planner to plan your route to Bendigo from Melbourne CBD.
Map of Bendigo Airport including the Bendigo Airport Access road off Victa Road next to Mcdowalls Road, to the Bendigo Airport Terminal and the RMIT Hanger, where all visitors meet.

From Bendigo Station to Bendigo Airfield:

  • Catch the route 60 bus service from Bendigo Station (which runs regularly) and get off at McDowalls Road.
  • Get a taxi or walk (approximately 1.1 kilometre or 13 minutes) to the site.

Suburb proximity to the Bendigo site

Less than 5 kilometres

East Bendigo, White Hills, Strathdale, Kennington, Bendigo

  • Distance from these suburbs to campus is 0-2.8 kilometres
  • Travel time within this radius ranges from 2-10 minutes (driving time)
  • Buses are available from Bendigo Station to McDowalls Road (approximately 1 kilometre from Bendigo Airfield)
  • Accommodation in these suburbs is generally less expensive than in the city.

Less than 10 kilometres

Bendigo South, North Bendigo, Lansell Plaza

  • Buses are available from Bendigo Station to McDowalls Road (approximately 1 kilometre from the Bendigo site)
  • Accommodation in these suburbs is generally less expensive than in the city.
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