The century-old venue has a colourful history. Live music venue, the Bendigo Hotel's newly renovated band room, now taking bookings for 2018. Situated in inner city Melbourne, this unique heritage listed castle-esque building is comprised of 3 small social areas which revolve around and compliment one large 300 person central band room. The building itself boasts gorgeous Art Nouveau influenced architecture by Sydney Smith & Ogg, and is now home to one of the city's liveliest music venues. The unique untouched external aesthetic and large open air beer garden provide an overall better experience for attending punters, especially those looking for something outside of your more traditional Melbourne bandroom.
Merchandise: Merch desk is available for use at discretion of the promoter
Dressing room and rider: Comfortable dressing rooms located on level 2 of the building, hospitality riders may go up to the value of $100 complimentary with the option to purchase more alcohol at the cost of the promoter or performing artist
Kitchen: To ensure that every sensation is entirely satisfied we provide punters & guests with a choice of comfort food and delectable tidbits
Backline: We provide it, free of charge. High sound and lighting quality is of utmost importance to us


1871 - 1887 Corner hotel known as Collingwood Arms Hotel
1887 Carlton Brewery purchases hotel
1888 Venue renamed "Bendigo Hotel"
1911 Carlton Brewery purchase surrounding land, demolish existing building and replace it with the current 2-storey building designed by Sydney Smith & Ogg
2010 Purchased by new owners with new management
2011 Venue celebrates its 100th year birthday
2015 Best Heavy Music Venue: The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne. Heavy Music Mag asked their readers to vote for the best of everything in the HEAVY music culture for 2015, and here's what they came up with, read more
2016 Best Live Music Pub, Time Out Melbourne, read more


Thinking of booking your gig, tour, launch, or festival at The Bendigo? Please email us the following details: Line-up proposal: Facebook, Insta, Youtube, triple J, Soundcloud and or official band page links to all the acts on the lineup. Type of event (i.e. album launch). Preferred dates & Promotional plan. Email Dave Higgins (Higgo): Subscribe to The Bendigo Hotel Gig Guide Newsletter