124 Mitchell St Bendigo, VIC 3550

The Bendigo VRI, red brick, single- storey Federation-style building has been a place used by the local community for nearly 100 years. Originally the facility opened in 1915 but with the ensuing restrictions on new non-essential buildings brought about by World War One, the current building was not complete until 1924.

Bendigo VRI offers a range of services, in addition your normal VRI Membership facilities include:

  • Billiards and Snooker tables and equipment for use
  • Social dancing
  • Hall hire
  • all the benefits of the VRI

For details on how to become involved or hall hire please email

Bendigo Billiards and Snooker
Kitchen area
Stage and main hall

BENDIGO VRI CENTRE Annual Report 2020

Carpet Bowls

Season halfway when had to stop due to virus. Still waiting to start again. Otherwise nothing to add.

Social Bowls was being enjoyed as well, then they had to stop too.

Billiards and Snooker started with 2 A Grade Teams and 1B Grade Team, they too had to stop Competition.

Covers for The Tables were resewn recently. No Singles have been played yet.


Bendigo Hall is nearly 100 Years old and has had plenty of activities in it – Bingo, Dancing, Carpet Bowls, Indoor Bias Bowls, Exercises, Belly Dancing, Irish Dancing, Karate, War Games, and even had a Soup Kitchen. There is also The Railway Museum.  

Hopefully we can have a get together to celebrate 2024!

Lyn Russell, Secretary, Bendigo VRI  

Join the club

I would encourage everybody and anybody to join the VRI. It’s a community and family that have been welcoming to me and my family. There are so many benefits and activities to participate and socialise to meet new people. BILL MITREVSKI  VRI Member