Arts and Culture

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (known as BMEC) is a multi-purpose venue with stages, facilities, and foyers to suit a range of events including entertainment, trade shows, conferences, awards, balls and seminars.

At BMEC, we understand that planning an event takes time, passion, creativity and hard work.  Our dynamic team of specialised staff will collaborate with you and your event to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Located on Wiradjuri Country in the Central West of NSW, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is a highly celebrated regional public gallery. A cultural facility of the Bathurst Regional Council, BRAG presents a dynamic program comprising contemporary art exhibitions, public and education programs, artist commissions, public art, and the celebrated Hill End Artists in Residence Program.

A combination of beautiful natural landscapes and the dynamic history of villages such as Hill End, Sofala, Carcoar, and Millthorpe have created a unique attraction for visual artists in the Bathurst region since 1815. BRAG has forged strong links with surrounding townships and within the local community to create a vibrant space showcasing the full spectrum of artistic endeavour. Built in 1989, it was the first purpose built regional gallery in NSW and provides professional development opportunities for local and regional artists.


A cultural anchor for the city and region.
Deliver unique and bold cultural experiences underpinned by excellence in programming and lifelong learning.
Building and fostering opportunities for artists and community to have a voice and to express their cultural ideas and aspirations.


BRAG is a respected, resilient, dynamic, and accessible facility that celebrates the visual arts which inspires, challenges and connects our community; and plays a leading role in developing Bathurst’s reputation as the city of culture and heritage in regional NSW.




Museums Bathurst

Spark curiosity, see something spectacular, relive history, visit legends, or get lost in the moment.  From preschool to adult, Museums Bathurst visitors will discover something new in our life-long learning programs.

Based around real artefacts, syllabus linked programs inspire students to explore the world by using each museum’s unique collections as a starting point. Be inspired and build on classroom learning through objects and stories in museum educator or teacher led education experiences.

There are four museums in Bathurst to visit:-

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
Bathurst Rail Museum
National Motor Racing Museum
Chifley Home 

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