Bendigo Military Museum

The Bendigo Military 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.

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

Wednesday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00pm

Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00pm

Admission Fees

Adults: $9
Service/Life Member: $7 (with members card)
Current ADF Member: $7 (with identification)
Affiliate/Social Member: $8 (with members card)
Child Aged 12-17: $5
Child Under 12: FREE
Concession/Seniors/Pension: $7 (with concession card)
Family Pass: $25 (2 adults & 2 children)

Contact Information

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

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 Subbranch Inc
BSB: 013-533
Account Number: 2342-04292
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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