The Bendigo Joss House Temple will be closed until Saturday 22 May 2021 as we implement upgrades to the site. We appreciate your understanding and are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon.
At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple you will discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold.
Opened in 1871, this Chinese place of worship is one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia.
The main temple is dedicated to Guan-Di (Kwan Gong), the god of war and prosperity. The Chinese saw him as a wise judge, guide, protector and provider of wealth and prosperity; attributes sought by the Chinese inhabitants of this strange land.
Constructed using locally handmade bricks and painted red – symbolising happiness, strength and vitality – the Bendigo Joss House Temple is a significant and unique part of Bendigo’s cultural history.
Catch a tram
A Vintage Talking Tram Tour is a fantastic add on to your Joss House visit and provides a insight into Bendigo’s heritage.
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Chinese Zodiac Calendar
Did you know that it is currently the Year of the Metal Ox? Find out which animal you are on the Zodiac Calendar and see if your traits align.
Volunteer with us
We are currently recruiting volunteers who enjoy learning new things and sharing their knowledge with visitors
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Opened in 1871, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Bendigo Joss House Temple. The heritage-listed temple is significant as being one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia.