The BMM are lucky to be a part of such a supportive local community. We would not be able to run without our Partners, Volunteers, Friends, and Donors. Read on to find out how you can play a part in supporting our mission of commemorating the service and sacrifice of our local Veterans and providing educational resources and public programs to the Central Victorian community.


Help the BMM to continue its vital role serving the Central Victorian community. Monetary donations assist us to create and host new exhibitions, conduct and share our research, and preserve our shared history for generations to come. We welcome donations of any amount on the link below.


Alternatively making a bequest to the BMM is a practical way to continue giving back to your community after your lifetime. Please reach out to us if you would like to explore this option further.


Donations can be made via bank transfer to:

Institution: ANZ Bank, Bendigo.
Account Name: Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch Inc
BSB: 013-533
Account Number: 4055-14181
Account Descriptor: SMI Donations
Alternatively please contact us via the link below.


We are currently seeking volunteers who are passionate about history, military heritage, and community engagement. Volunteers will have the opportunity to be involved as:


Museum Guides: Share your knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors by providing guided tours of the museum, sharing stories about the exhibits, and answering questions


Visitor Services: Greet visitors and provide information about the museum’s offerings while supporting front of house staff.


Event Support: Assist with the planning and support of special events, workshops, and educational programs.


No prior experience or knowledge is required for these roles – just a willingness to learn and to support your community.


The BMM offers partnership opportunities that can be individually tailored to suit your organisation. Whether you are interested in providing financial support, fostering community engagement through collaborative events, or leveraging your resources to enhances the Museum’s exhibits and programs, we want to talk to you!


To have a confidential discussion about available opportunities and how to get involved, please contact the Chair of the BMM via email at


The artefacts in the BMM Collection are at the heart of the stories we tell. Your generous donations of photographs, medals, service equipment, diaries, letters, maps, uniforms, souvenirs and works of art, all helps us to connect with our audience and tell deeper, more nuanced stories.


We are actively looking to expand our collection and greatly appreciate all offers of items that have stories of their own that are just waiting to be told. However we do suggest that prior to approaching us you discuss your intention to donate the items with your family to ensure that you are all in agreement.


To donate your family or personal items and become a part of the story we tell, please follow the link and fill out the Offer of Donation Form.