Built in 1921 by the citizens of Bendigo as a permanent memorial to those Bendigonians who served during world war 1 (The Great War).
It continues to honour those who have served their country and lost their lives in overseas military campaigns since 1914.
Entry to the museum is by gold coin donation.
The memorial hall is located in the heart of the Bendigo CBD, directly opposite the home of the very first Myer store in Australia.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.