Bendigo Art Gallery is committed to providing access to our Collection and exhibitions for all audiences by creating opportunities for focused encounters with art through visual, auditory and tactile, or sensory experiences.
Information for your visit
Bendigo Art Gallery accepts the Companion Card. Carers and attendants accompanying cardholders receive free entry to ticketed exhibitions and events on presentation of the Companion Card.
To pre-book tickets with a Companion Card contact GoTix by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (03) 5434 6100 from 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
You can access Bendigo Art Gallery at the View Street entrance, via stairs or the ramp.
There disabled parking on View Street and in the carpark behind The Capital and the Gallery. Entry is at View and Rowan streets. For more parking locations and disabled/accessible parking please visit the City Of Greater Bendigo website.
You can borrow a wheelchair from the reception desk at the View Street entrance. Please reserved a wheelchair ahead of your visit to the Gallery on 03 5434 6088.
Programs for people with access needs. Gallery explorations and hands-on creative sessions led by education officers for all ages.
Accessible toilets are located near the View Street and Rosalind Park entrances.
Changing Place locations
- Bendigo's Multistorey Carpark, Hargreaves Street
- Bendigo Train Station, Railway Place
To find a Changing Place or learn more about them head to their website.
For Greater Bendigo toilet locations, opening hours and disabled access toilets, visit the National Public Toilet Map for a map of public toilets.
Students with disability
Bendigo Art Gallery is committed to providing inclusive programs that meet the needs of all participating students. Teachers are invited to contact our Learning Manager Lena Mitchell at email@example.com to discuss the needs of their students.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
Visitors do not currently need to provide verification of their vaccination status to enter the Gallery.
Information for visitors who are blind or have low vision
Assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Gallery. Ask for a water bowl at the reception desk near the View Street entrance.
Information for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing
Multimedia guide transcripts
For selected major exhibitions, transcripts are available for free download via the relevant exhibition page.
National Relay Service (NRS)
The National Relay Service is an Australia-wide phone service to assist individuals who are Deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment, with making and receiving phone calls. For further details, visit National Relay Service.
Teletypewriter (TTY) Phone 133 677, then ask for 03 8620 2222
Speak & Listen (speech-to-speech) Phone 1300 555 727, then ask for 03 8620 2222
Connect using the NRS Chat call page and call 03 8620 2222
Information for autistic visitors or those with sensory sensitivities
Certain items are not allowed in the Gallery. This is for the safety of the objects on display.
- You cannot bring in food and drinks, or sticky items such as putty.
- You can store items that you are not allowed to take into the Gallery in the cloakroom.
- You can take quiet sensory tools/stimming toys into the Gallery.
Please do not touch the objects. This can cause damage.
The air-conditioning vents at Bendigo Art Gallery are in the floor throughout the building.
The air conditioning is maintained at 21.5 degrees throughout the building. This is the best temperature to conserve the objects.
Lighting is low throughout the exhibition to protect the objects. Many materials are particularly sensitive to light: paper, fabric, leather, photographs, and media (inks, colourants, dyes, and many other materials used to create objects and art).