Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum

Please note that the museum remain CLOSED until further notice to comply with government requirements.

The Bendigo District RSL is currently CLOSED until further notice.
We are still committed to providing welfare services for our veteran community during this time.

If you are a veteran and need assistance please email our Health & Wellbeing officer Craig at anytime on: or call Tuesday or Thursday between 9:00am-3:30pm on 03 5443 4013

The Soldier’s Memorial Institute Military Museum – The museum is fully supported by the Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch which utilises the Soldier’s Memorial Institute building. This City of Greater Bendigo building is a significant landmark both for the residents of the City of Greater Bendigo and for visitors. The Museum was recently redeveloped and officially re-opened on November 15 2018, exactly 97 years after the initial opening of the building in 1921. The museum is home to a broad range of wartime memorabilia that has either been donated or loaned by individuals and organisations.


Please be advised that the museum is currently closed due to government requirements.

Museum Gift Shop

The Museum gift shop is fully stocked for all of your merchandise needs, whether you want a magnet, stubby holder, book, t-shirt or necklace there is bound to be something for you. See the friendly team for prices and information

Museum Details

Opening Hours- CLOSED

Sunday: 10am-4pm
Monday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Admission Fees

Adults: $6
Service/Life Member: $2 (with members card)
Current ADF Member: $2 (with identification)
Affiliate/Social Member: $5 (with members card)
Children/Students: $4 (under 12 years of age)
Concession/Seniors/Pension: $5 (with concession card)
Family Pass: $15 (2 adults & 2 children)

Contact Information

Address:  37-39 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550 (directly opposite the original Myer store).
Phone: 03 5442 4513
Fax: 03 5443 5821

Facebook: /BendigoSoldiersMemorialInstituteMilitaryMuseum
Instagram: @soldiersmemorialinstitute

How to Donate

Whilst the building is complete we still need your help!
Please consider donating to the fit out of this wonderful building so the exhibitions may change on a rotating basis to keep the learning experience alive for those who visit.

Donations can also be made via bank transfer into the following account.
Institution: ANZ Bank, Bendigo. Account Name: Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch Inc
BSB: 013-533
Account Number: 4055-14181
Account Descriptor: SMI Donations

Alternatively, donations are being received at the customer service desk of the Bendigo District RSL, 73-75 Havilah Road, Bendigo, between 9am and 5pm every day of the week.

Bendigo Roll of Honour


The Soldiers Memorial Institute has implemented a new website remembering those that died in World War 1.

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Visitor Information


Explore Bendigo Website- The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Bendigo.
Monument Australia Website – Monument Australia Anzac Centenary Website

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