Situated on the bank of Lake Benalla
Modernist Building
Permanent collection
Side view of mural
Louis Lauman's sculpture in the Botanical Gardens

Benalla Art Gallery

Address: Botanic Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla, Victoria 3672

Phone: 03 5760 2619  |  Fax: 03 5762 5640  


Situated in the heart of Victoria's bushranger country, the Benalla Art Gallery occupies a striking modernist building by the lake.

The gallery presents an exhibition program of Australian art in the Bennett Gallery, in addition to the permanent collection which includes elements of the region's history and recounting an Australian-European settlement story. The collection continues to develop with recent acquisitions including outstanding Indigenous works and contemporary media postmodernist works.

The Ledger Collection comprises Australian art from the 19th and early 20th centuries with an emphasis on Australian landscape and Australian women artists. The collection is divided into two parts: the Ledger Collection of 19th and 20th century art and the Gallery Collection of modern and contemporary art in a variety of media.

The Benalla Art collection includes painting, prints, works on paper, textiles, ceramics and sculpture. On display is a tapestry of Sidney Nolan's 'Glenrowan', from his Ned Kelly series

The Benalla Art Gallery Cafe offering cafe style dining featuring local wines and produce. Enjoy lunch or coffee and cake on the lakeside deck in a relaxing atmosphere complemented with great art, good food and memorable views.

Afterwards walk through the historical Benalla Botanical Gardens, view the Weary Dunlop memorial sculpture by Louis Lauman and visit the Benalla Ceramic Mural, featuring work by outstanding ceramists and artists.

Content: Benalla Art Gallery


This is a free attraction.


  • Café
  • Car park
  • Catering
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed


  • Art and craft


  • Museums Australia

Disabled access

Disabled ramps and disabled toilets.

How to get here

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