Community Halls

The Bagshot Public Hall is a green weatherboard hall.

There are a number of different community buildings available around Greater Bendigo for public and community group hire, with halls and meeting rooms in a range of shapes and sizes, providing multifunctional spaces in heritage to modern facilities. They are used for both regular and occasional meetings of community organisations as well as private events.

Each facility is managed by volunteer committees of management. These committees oversee the day-to-day operations of the buildings, and seek to maintain them as fit for purpose on the City's behalf.

Though many of the hirers of these buildings have their own public liability insurances, the City can provide public liability insurance at no cost of up to $20,000,000 for hirers who do not have their own cover.  Details of this cover may be provided by a committee of management.

Contact details for the committee of management for each community building is listed below.

The Australian Manchester Unity Hall is a community space tucked away along the main street of Eaglehawk.

Australian Manchester Unity Hall

Tucked away along High Street in Eaglehawk, this hall serves as an important meeting space for local community and activity groups.

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The Axedale Public Hall and Preschool is a brick building with shaded parking and a playspace next door.

Axedale Public Hall and Preschool

Located along McIvor road in the centre of Axedale, this hall is home to the local preschool and is also available for use for community and private activities and events.

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The Bagshot Public Hall is a green weatherboard hall.

Bagshot Public Hall

Bagshot Public Hall is a weatherboard hall built in 1909, which serves the local community as a social venue. It is available for public hire.

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The East Bendigo Progress Hall, located next door to the Bendigo East Pool.

Bendigo East Hall

A large main hall with small stage, and basic kitchen facilities

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The California Gully Mechanics Institute Hall is a traditional brick building available for public hire.

California Gully Mechanics Institute Hall

This historical facility has been renovated and managed by the rotary club of Eaglehawk since 2005.  Consisting of a great hall, meeting room and kitchen facility, it can accommodate a wide variety of community activities and functions.

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Eaglehawk Hall

This venue is has a number of well-appointed useable spaces, able to accommodate a variety of activities and events such dances, exercise classes, drama groups, cards and board game meetings and book clubs.

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Kangaroo Flat Rotary Rotunda

Gateway Park Function Centre, Kangaroo Flat

Available for hire and set in the parklands of Gateway Park, the Function Centre is the home of the Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat.

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The Golden Square Community Centre, surrounded by a unique native garden, is available for community use and activities.

Golden Square Community Centre

Nestled in a unique native garden, the Golden Square Community Centre is available for a wide range of community groups and activities.

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The Goornong Memorial Hall is a tall brick building located on the main street through Goornong.

Goornong Memorial Hall

Goornong Memorial Hall is located along the main road in Goornong, and has a unique red brick facade.

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The Heathcote RSL Hall and war memorial, located along High St, Heathcote.

Heathcote RSL Hall

Located along High Street in the centre of Heathcote, the RSL Hall hosts a range of different private and community events throughout the year.

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Contact us

For more information about things to do in Bendigo contact us on 1300 002 642

For further information on community halls email [email protected] 

For information on how to make a general venue request (not related to hiring a specific community building) please refer to the City's Access to City Owned or Managed Facilities

Resources for Committees of Management

Council can provide public liability insurance at no cost of up to $20,000,000 for hirers of Council owned or controlled buildings and or land. Exclusions and limitations apply, please read the form carefully before submitting. 

Various factsheets and other helpful information can be found on the 'Working with Community Groups' page.