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Bendigo Joss House Temple

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At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple you can discover more about the Chinese migrants who came to Bendigo in search of gold so long ago.

The Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship, was opened in 1871. Standing for over a century, the Bendigo Joss House Temple is one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia. It comprises a Caretaker's Residence, Temple and Ancestral Hall.

The main temple is dedicated to Guan-Di, the god of war and prosperity. The Chinese saw Guan-Di as a wise judge, guide, protector and provider of wealth and prosperity.

Constructed with locally hand-made bricks and painted red - symbolising the traditional Chinese colour denoting happiness, strength and vitality - the Bendigo Joss House Temple is an important part of Bendigo's cultural history.

The Bendigo Joss House Temple is located at the Northern terminus of Bendigo's iconic Vintage Talking Tram Tour.

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Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Adult $6.50, Concession $5.50 and Family $19.00 (two adults and up to four children).
$5.50 - $19.00
Children under 5 years of age are free of charge.

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  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interpretive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm

25 Dec 2018

  • Closed
  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance