The Bendigo Hotel acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land where we work and live, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrungas people as the Kulin nation. The Bendigo thanks all Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Leaders past and present, for their guardianship of these lands.
To learn more please visit Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation’s Website for Aboriginal cultural heritage work and educational services.
Always Was Always Will Be.
A century ago, in 1911, Carlton Brewery replaced the original Bendigo Hotel with the Castlesque building that stands today. Our venue, designed in an Art Nouveau-influenced style by Sydney Smith and Ogg, has been a beacon of live music and camaraderie ever since. The Bendigo Hotel comprises three intimate social areas, two expansive band rooms, and a private function room on the second floor, all pulsating with energy and history.
Music and so much more
We're proud to host a diverse range of live music events, and private functions, including themed events ----Grouse Party where CSS Adalita (Magic Dirt), Katy Perry ANN OMINOUS and MELODEE MAKER and Ana Rezende graced our and sticky Dance Floors & DJ Deck, Murder One' - A Tribute to Lemmy, Chris Cornell Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue, OXJAM - Gigs for Good, Brewtality Festival, Leaps and Bounds, and many more unforgettable Parties.
From local talent to international acts ----Toxic Holocaust, NASSUM, Municipal Waste, Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles D.R.I. Legendary Ramones bassist C.J Ramone, LOATHE (UK) - Destroy All Lines, Clowns, High Tension, King Parrot, Cosmic Psychos, The Fireballs, Amyl & The Sniffers, Glitoris - The Policy Tour, MINDSNARE, Party Vibez, Plagiarism Begins At Home, Jungal, Subhumans UK, Unwritten Law / & 21 Days, The Gloom in the Corner, Bodyjar, DEPRESSION, Iron Reagan, The Bennies, 420, Tim Rogers For Sweethearts of the Rodeo. --- Our stage's sticky floors and carpets have been graced by a vast spectrum of artists, acts, gigs, entertainment, events, parties, and some very private functions each imprinting their unique stamp on our Venue.
Inclusivity and Respect
At the heart of our mission is a commitment to inclusivity. We're passionate about providing a safe and respectful space for everyone, irrespective of background. Our lineups are balanced and diverse, reflecting the rich tapestry of our community. We believe in the power of music to unite, and we're dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome, We're all here to enjoy live music, and we all want a culture where everyone looks out for each other.
The Bendigo Experience
Whether you're catching a live gig or sipping on a cocktail in our beer garden, the Bendigo experience is one of quality. Our in-house sound and lighting team ensures each performance is unforgettable, while our selection of top-shelf alcohol caters to those with a discerning palate. At Bendigo, we believe in offering value - from the notes that fill the air to the drinks that fill your glass, we're committed to quality.
At Bendigo, we believe in empowering artists. We're proud to offer unique opportunities for musicians to grow and prosper. With our exclusively owned database a database built of strong relationships built over the last 10-plus years. We are able to consistently stay connected with our audience through various mediums including trusted social media channels, radio, electronic mailouts and digital campaigns, street press, third-party gig listings with Music Victoria, Beat and Impress Mag and many more digital outlets. We also offer musicians a full merch desk and great riders, we ensure bands have the resources they need to succeed. Plus, our 320-capacity venue gives up-and-coming bands the chance to earn more from ticket and merchandise sales, all while performing in a venue renowned for its atmosphere and audience. We are more than a venue - we celebrate music, community, and shared experiences.
We invite you to join us and immerse yourself in music and the connection that make us who we are. Check out our upcoming events and discover why the Bendigo Hotel is the heart of Melbourne's live music scene.
"Art is how we decorate space. Music is how we decorate time" - Jean Michel Basquiat