Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition Open DayBenalla Migrant Camp Exhibition

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Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition Open Day

This unique and unusual little exhibition offers the visitor an authentic impression of daily life at Benalla Migrant Camp . This holding camp for Bonegilla housed approximately 60,000 European migrants from 1949-1967. View photos and documents donated from private collections of former residents.

About 200 hundred original photos have been expertly digitised and reproduced on archival paper, and are displayed in an original camp accommodation hut, Hut 11. Allow about one hour to browse the photos, read about some of the stories, and possibly meet former resident ‘camp kids’ who will be in attendance as volunteers during this open day.
The Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition has not opened for the past 2 years during Covid restrictions. This is the first opening of the exhibition since 2020 and the exhibition has been re-arranged and added to since.

Event date

Event Details

Samaria Road, Benalla, Victoria

Enter the site via the main gates near the RAAF memorial and follow the signage to the rear of the site, turn left to Hut 11.


10 am to 2 pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: