Bendigo - Victoria, Australia

Location of Bendigo, Victoria

Location of Bendigo, Victoria
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The city of Bendigo is located in central Victoria, approximately 150km northwest of Melbourne. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1988) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

For acquisition of full resolution files see the Earth Observation Catalogue, or contact earth.observation@ga.gov.au

Bendigo Bendigo

In this false colour swipe comparison, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and forest or irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Parklands and ovals within the city appear as bright green. Recent burnt vegetation appears bright red. Water bodies appear dark blue to black. Bendigo’s residential growth has been in many parts of the city, but particularly to the west in Maiden Gully and in the southeast around Kennington and Strathdale. Along the Midland Highway, there has also been new housing development in White Hills and Epsom. Industrial and commercial infrastructure has been mainly concentrated in East Bendigo. The newer image was also acquired less than 2 months after the 2009 Black Saturday fires. The burnt area can be seen by the strong red colour to the west of Long Gully.


1988 Bendigo true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 14 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 623KB]
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2009 Bendigo true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 27 March 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 647KB]
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1988 Bendigo false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 4 (near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 14 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and forest or irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Parklands and ovals within the city appear as bright green. Recent burnt vegetation appears bright red. Water bodies appear dark blue to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 699KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Bendigo false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 4 (near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 27 March 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 737KB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011