We are opened 7 days a week, every day of the year including public holidays. We are only closed Christmas Day.
General admission and current exhibitions are free.
Is the Bendigo Art Gallery open to the general public?
We are now opened to the public 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm including all public holidays except for Christmas day. We are adhering to the guidelines issued by the Victorian Government.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
All eligible visitors must have received both COVID-19 vaccinations and provide verification of their vaccination status to enter the Gallery.
Acceptable proof of vaccination status (with proof of ID) includes:
- COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to the Services Victoria app.
- COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to phone wallet
- Official Australian Immunisation Register certificate
- Printed COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Medical exemption with valid, original letter signed and issued by a specified medical practitioner class ID
To learn more visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
Please download the Victorian Government Service App on your smart phone device and register prior to your visit.
Please observe a social distance of 1.5 meters from other patrons where possible, including while in exhibition spaces, queuing at reception, toilets, entrances and exits. If you are unable to social distance please wear a mask. Cloaking services will not be available. We ask that you do not bring large or bulky items to the gallery.
For more information on the COVID-19 restrictions please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.
What measures are being put in place to keep staff and customers safe?
All eligible staff and visitors must be double vaccinated to enter the Gallery. Entry is restricted and physical distancing requirements are in place for all visitors and staff.
Increased hygiene measures include additional cleaning of high-touch surfaces and hand sanitiser is available for visitors as they enter. Additional staff throughout the Gallery are in place to ensure visitors are observing social distancing and to help manage visitor movement through the gallery spaces.
Our cloaking service has been temporarily suspended and we ask that you do not bring into the Gallery any bulky items.
If you are unwell or in a high-risk category please consider your need to visit, your well-being is our priority!
Do I need to wear a mask?
All visitors currently need to wear a mask when entering the Gallery.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bendigo Art Gallery and thank you for your patience and support as we all adapt to these new circumstances.