Joss House

From when gold was first discovered in 1851 to the present day, the Chinese community has been a part of the proud history of Bendigo.

At the 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 worship, was constructed in the 1870s. 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 strength and vitality, the Bendigo Joss House Temple is an important part of Bendigo's cultural history.

The Bendigo Joss House Temple is open everyday from 11:00am - 3:00pm or by prior arrangement. Located at the northern tram terminus the Bendigo Joss House Temple is easily accessible by Vintage ‘Talking’ Tram.

Prices:                              Combined with a Vintage 'Talking' Tram Tour:

Adult $6.00 hgfhgfh Adult $21.00
Conc. $5.00   Conc. $19.00
Child $4.00   Child $13.50
Family $18.00   Family $62.00


Online Bookings: Please note that you cannot book online on the day of your tour. Online bookings need to be made at least 24 hours in advance. To book on the day, please phone (03) 5443 8255.

For general enquiries please contact (03) 5442 1685 or for group bookings please phone (03) 5443 8255. For more information visit