How This Site Works

Bendigo Buy and Sell has been developed for use by all residents of Bendigo to buy, sell and swap items and services within the Greater Bendigo area.  Please read the following guide on how to use this site, but if you have any further questions please contact the admin for help.

Registering an account:

Registration at Bendigo Buy and Sell is completely free and open to all residents of Bendigo, and to anyone outside of Bendigo willing to deliver their items to Bendigo and/or provide services to Bendigo residents.

Registering an account is incredibly simple:

  • Click on "Register For A Free Account" at the top of any page on the site
  • Fill in the required details - Your name, email address and preferred password, as well as the type of user you are (individual or business), your contact phone number and your suburb of residence.
  • Once filled in, an email will be sent to the address you supplied, with a link to confirm your registration.  Click on the link in your email and you're ready to start using Bendigo Buy and Sell!


Posting an item for sale:

To post an item for sale:

  • Simply click on the "Publish Your Ad for Free" button at the top of any page on the site (You must have an account and be logged in before you can post a listing)
  • Choose which category you want to post your item in (if you believe there is no relevant category and would like to see one added, please contact the admin)
  • Enter the name of the item you're selling in the Title field along with a description in the Description field
  • You must enter a price in the Price field.  If left blank, your item will be listed as being "Free".  If you do not have a specific price in mind, you should still enter a rough figure and you will be able to indicate that you are open to offers later on
  • Upload any images that accompany your listing.  Images must be less than 200kb in size and will be automatically scaled down to a maximum of 800px by 800px in dimension.
  • Enter the suburb in which the item can be picked up (the address field is optional and, if entered, will not be shown publicly)
  • Lastly, indicate whether you are open to offers or trades by ticking the relevant boxes.  Leaving these boxes unticked will place an "Offers not accepted on this item" notice on your listing.
  • Click Publish


Posting a local business/service:

To post a service:

  • Simply click on the "Publish Your Ad for Free" button at the top of any page on the site (You must have an account and be logged in before you can post a listing)
  • In the Category drop-down menu, scroll down to Services and select the category you want to post your business/service in (if you believe there is no relevant category and would like to see one added, please contact the admin)
  • Enter the name of the Business or Service you're advertising in the Title field along with a description in the Description field
  • Upload any images that accompany your listing.  Images must be less than 200kb in size and will be automatically scaled down to a maximum of 800px by 800px in dimension.
  • Lastly, enter the suburb in which the business/service is located.  If you are located outside of Bendigo, select "Non Bendigo Resident" (the address field is optional and, if entered, will not be shown publicly)
  • Click Publish


Posting a Wanted to Buy (WTB) listing:

To post a WTB listing:

  • Simply click on the "Publish Your Ad for Free" button at the top of any page on the site (You must have an account and be logged in before you can post a listing)
  • In the Category drop-down menu, scroll down to "Wanted to Buy" and select either "Looking for Item" or "Looking for Service"
  • Enter the name of the Item or Service you're looking for in the Title field along with a description of what you want in the Description field
  • Upload any images that accompany your listing.  Images must be less than 200kb in size and will be automatically scaled down to a maximum of 800px by 800px in dimension
  • Lastly, enter the suburb in which you are located (the address field is optional and, if entered, will not be shown publicly)
  • Click Publish


Posting an event, garage sale, community notice or lost and found listing:

To post an event listing:

  • Simply click on the "Publish Your Ad for Free" button at the top of any page on the site (You must have an account and be logged in before you can post a listing)
  • In the Category drop-down menu, scroll down to the "Bendigo Community" section and select the relevant category (if you believe there is no relevant category and would like to see one added, please contact the admin)
  • Enter the name of the Event in the Title field along with a description in the Description field
  • Upload any images that accompany your listing.  Images must be less than 200kb in size and will be automatically scaled down to a maximum of 800px by 800px in dimension.
  • Lastly, enter the suburb in which you are located.
  • For Event listings (excluding lost and found), please enter the address so that an accurate map can be added to your listing.  If no address is added, the map will only point to the suburb you have entered.
  • Click Publish


Making your listing Premium

Posting items and services on this site is 100% free, however for those who want to give their listing(s) a bit more exposure can upgrade their listing to Premium.
At Bendigo Buy and Sell, we don't charge listing fees, we don't charge percentage-of-total-amount fees and we don't even charge extra for listing cars or other expensive items.

To upgrade a listing - any listing - to Premium costs $1 for 14 days or $1.50 for 30 days.  That's it.  And if your item hasn't sold when your premium status expires, you can re-upgrade it at any time.

There are two ways to upgrade your listing once you have created it.

  • To upgrade and pay the premium fee on a per-listing basis
  • When logged into your account, simply click on "My Listings" in the account bar at the top of the page to see the listings you currently have.
  • Under each listing will be links to "Make listing Premium (14 days)" and "Make listing Premium Plus (30 days).
  • After clicking on the link of your choice, you will see the listing with a button to "Pay with PayPal".
  • Follow the PayPal prompts to pay your premium fee.  Once the transaction is complete your item will become premium immediately.

  • To buy credit packs for later use
  • When logged into your account, simply click on your account name in the account bar at the top of the page and go to "Buy Premium Credit" in the account menu
  • Three credit packs are available for purchase, for $5, $10 and $20.  This is a great way to save money if you are planning on posting several listings as all credit packs come with 20% bonus credit! (Bonus credit expires after 30 days)
  • Click on the "Pay with PayPal" button under the pack of your choice and follow the PayPal prompts.
  • Once completed, follow the steps to make your listing premium and you will be able to "Pay with your Credit" to upgrade your listing(s).


Editing or deleting your listing:

To edit your listing:

  • Please note: Currently you cannot edit/delete listings on the mobile version of the site.  If you are using a mobile device, please click "Switch to Desktop Site" at the bottom of the main page and then follow the instructions below.  Editing of listings on the mobile site should hopefully be available soon.
  • Make sure you are logged into your account.
  • Navigate to the listing you wish to edit, then you will see a green "Edit Item" button under your listing text.  You will also notice an array of options at the very top of the screen, including an option to edit the item.
  • On the "Edit Item" screen, make the changes you wish to make and then click Update.  Your listing will update immediately.
  • Alternatively, on the main page (after signing in to the site), you will see a link at the very top of the page next to your account name - "My Items".  Clicking this will allow you to view all of the items you've listed, with options to edit or delete each listing.

To delete your listing:

  • Please note: Currently you cannot edit/delete listings on the mobile version of the site.  If you are using a mobile device, please click "Switch to Desktop Site" at the bottom of the main page and then follow the instructions below.  Editing of listings on the mobile site should hopefully be available soon.
  • Make sure you are logged into your account.
  • Navigate to the listing you wish to delete, then you will notice an array of options at the very top of the screen, including an option to "Delete this Item".
  • After clicking the delete button, you will be asked to confirm your action.  Clicking "Ok" will delete the item permanently.
  • Alternatively, on the main page (after signing in to the site), you will see a link at the very top of the page next to your account name - "My Items".  Clicking this will allow you to view all of the items you've listed, with options to edit or delete each listing.