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This classic building in the heart of Bendigo is one of the city’s greatest architectural achievements from the late 19th century. Its decorative interiors are adorned with 22 carat gold leaf, and reflect the history of a city built on gold. 


The history of Bendigo Town Hall

During the height of the gold rush Bendigo’s civic leaders decided that the appearance of the municipal building did not reflect the wealth and splendor of Bendigo’s ‘golden age’.

Local architect W.C Vahland was commissioned to redevelop the Town Hall and came up with a masterpiece that helped to secure his place as one of the city's most revered architects. The Town Hall interiors feature decorative plaster adorned with 22 carat gold leaf, reflecting the stories of a city built on gold.

In 2003 Bendigo Town Hall has returned to the elegance and beauty of its 19th century heritage after an extensive restoration and renovation program including plasterworks, murals and gold leaf worked by skilled artists and artisans.


Accessing Bendigo Town Hall

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access is available via a ramp at the Lyttleton Terrace entrance. 

Accessible toilets

The toilets are located in the main foyer as you enter via the ramp and include an accessible toilet.


Hiring the Bendigo Town Hall

A statement venue that offers historic grandeur, elegance and style to your event. Conferences, functions, receptions and launches.

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Getting married at Bendigo Town Hall

A favourite venue for nuptials, The Town Hall hosts weddings large and small.

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Tours of the Bendigo Town Hall

Wander through Bendigo Town Hall – one of the most remarkable boom time buildings in Victoria. Our expert guides will tell you its stories and show you the stunning interior with elaborate plaster work, extensive hand painted decoration and delicate gold leafing. Bookings essential. Book at Bendigo Tourism

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BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.