Bandiana, consisting mainly of a military establishment, is immediately south-east of Wodonga in north-eastern Victoria.
Early authorities state that the name arose from an Aboriginal woman with bandy legs, but that view is most likely fanciful. A later authority states that the name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning hill. While Bandiana is on flat ground, it is overlooked by Huon Hill to the north and Bears Hill to the south. (Charles Huon was a pioneer of Wodonga.)