Bendigo Gas Works 1860-1973Bendigo Branch National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

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Bendigo Gas Works 1860-1973

You will be on a tour that showcases the Former Bendigo Gas Works as the most intact 19th Century Gas Works in the world. It was established by the Bendigo Gas Company in 1860 and operated continuously until the introduction of natural gas in 1973.

With customers connected, coal in store, and the Works largely completed, the fires were lit. Finally the retorts were charged with coal and gas production began. On Saturday evening, 31st March 1860, the first gas produced by the Bendigo Gas Company was tested at View Point, High St and Hargreaves St. The light was said to be “of great brilliancy.” (Gas in Bendigo Ray Proudley)

Stand in the footsteps of the workers who produced this gas, see the engineering that lasted over 100 years and hear the story of the rising gas storage cylinders.

Event dates

Event Details

8-32 Weeroona Ave, North Bendigo

West side of Lake Weeroona.


Saturday 29th April & Saturday 13th May. Tours start at 9.45am, 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm.
There will be an induction to the site at the beginning of each tour. Only one tour per person. Children need to be over 12 years old.

Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking requirednattrustbendigo@gmail.com0447 473 674
Attendance limit:
Other things
you need to know:
It is an industrial site. Enclosed shoes must be worn. No children under 12 years. Each tour to take 1 hour15 mins. Parking is available in nearby streets or catch tram to Lake Weeroona and short walk.