loading

Too slow? Tap to enable Text-only mode.

You can turn images back on in the main site menu.

Text-only mode
Tap to turn on Nearby mode to see events, attractions and accommodation near you.

Benalla Migrant Camp Photographic Exhibition

High Country

  • Swist Family at Benalla Migrant Camp 1950s
  • Benalla Aerodrome Kindergarten
  • Pawelec Family Sea Chest - Exhibition Item
  • Exhibition Items - German and Latvian Books by the Sleinis Family
  • Exhibition Photo - South Aspect
Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition

Anyone who enjoys history and in particular the history of migration to Australia will find the Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition exhibition fascinating. The Benalla Migrant Camp operated for 18 years, between 1949 and 1967 and is an integral part of post World War 2 migration to Australia. The camp housed about 60,000 European non-British migrants during its operation.

Anyone who enjoys history and in particular the history of migration to Australia will find the Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition exhibition fascinating. The Benalla Migrant Camp operated for 18 years, between 1949 and 1967 and is an integral part of post World War 2 migration to Australia. The camp housed about 60,000 European non-British migrants during its operation.

Over 200 personal photos contributed by the migrant families, will tell you in the most authentic way what life was like at the camp. You will be intrigued and moved, but also charmed by the honesty of these images.

The exhibition is housed in one of the original accommodation huts still located at Benalla Airport (Hut 11) and also features an array of items and memorabilia including the migrant camp school enrolment book as well as original suitcases and chests from the journey over to Australia, by ship.

Allow about 45 minutes for your visit and check the blog or Facebook for the next upcoming open day. Bookings can also be made ahead of time on days the exhibition is not normally open (but this incurs a charge).

Strictly limited opening hours - please visit the website for more information.

Read more

Cost

Adult
$2 Concession, $5 standard fee

Entry cost ($): $2.00 - $5.00

Child

Entry cost ($): Free

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet

Memberships

  • Visitor Information Centre

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times