• Architecture & design

Bendigo Joss House Temple

PLEASE NOTE: The Bendigo Joss House Temple is currently open each Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm. Closed Monday-Friday.

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
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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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Cost:
Indicative prices
$5.50 - $19.00

Adult $6.50, Concession $5.50 and Family $19.00 (two adults and up to four children).

Child
$4.50

Children under 3 years of age are free of charge.

Opening hours:
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed

25 Dec 2019

  • Closed

26 Dec 2020

  • Closed
Accessibility:
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
Facilities:
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interpretive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
Accreditation:
  • Quality Tourism Accredited Business
Membership:
  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

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3A Finn Street, North Bendigo, Victoria, 3550
  • -36.7396586 144.2915923