Central Deborah Gold Mine

Tours Bendigo

Hours: Open 9.30am-4.30pm 7 days (except Christmas day)

For an unforgettable experience, descend to the depths of Bendigo's underworld at Central Deborah Gold Mine and discover the significance of Bendigo's gold mining history.


Central Deborah Gold Mine was one of over 5,500 registered gold mines on the famous Bendigo goldfields. It operated from 1939-1954 and successfully extracted 929kg of gold. Today, you can explore the underground workings and discover what life as a miner was really like.

Mine Experience Tour: 75 minutes
Don a hard hat and miner's lamp, descend 61 metres beneath the surface to Level 2 of the mine and be guided through the honeycomb of tunnels with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Discover what conditions as a miner were really like and see what was involved in unearthing the one ton of gold that was discovered at Central Deborah Gold Mine. Children need to be at least 3 years of age to complete this tour. Your ticket also includes the Self-Guided Surface Tour.

Self-guided Surface Tour: Allow 30-45 minutes
Dominated by a huge 22 metre high poppet head, the surface of the mine is a highlight in itself. The surface of the mine contains original buildings and equipment that were essential to the operation of Central Deborah in its mining days. Be sure to visit the interpretive museum to see the 'Hand of Faith' gold nugget replica, and try your hand panning for gold.

Please note:
> Explore the surface ticket is included free with Mine Experience Tour or Vintage Talking Tram Tour.
> Please wear comfortable, flat, enclosed footwear on all underground tours.
> The mine is an average 14 degrees beneath the surface, warm clothing is recommended.
> For on the day availability contact the Visitor Centre or Central Deborah Gold Mine

76 Violet Street, Bendigo,VIC3550, Australia


Corner of High and Violet Street, Bendigo
(600m south of Alexandra Fountain)
Victoria Map Ref J10
Melway Map Ref 609 E3


Refunds are not available for pre-purchased tickets late arrivals no shows or participants who commence a tour but choose not to complete it.
Bendigo Heritage Attractions will happily reschedule the tour time or date of pre-purchased tickets up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time. If a tour cannot be rescheduled a voucher will be issued instead.
If Bendigo Heritage Attractions cancels an experience or tour your experience/tour will be rescheduled to a mutually agreeable time or a voucher issued.