Central Deborah Gold Mine is an asset of the City of Greater Bendigo and is managed by The Bendigo Trust.
The Bendigo Trust
Since then, The Bendigo Trust has continued to run the Central Deborah Gold Mine, while overseeing some of Bendigo's other cherished historic assets, including:
The Bendigo Trust also has some responsibility for the Bendigo Gasworks, closed in 1973, and Victoria Hill, the site of some of the earliest gold workings in Bendigo from the 1850s.
Interestingly, The Bendigo Trust was also responsible for the establishment of Bendigo's first Visitor Information Centre, a service now provided by Bendigo Tourism.
City of Greater Bendigo
We rave about the fact that Central Deborah Gold Mine is a 'real' gold mine that operated throughout the gold rush and not a replica. Even though the mine is now running as a tourist operation, we still have real miners on site, taking care of and ensuring the integrity of the underground workings and surface machinery, whilst also maintaining the authenticity of the site and ensuring that it remains in good condition.
All of the staff at Central Deborah Gold Mine are acutely aware that we are doing more than just relaying the history of the mine itself, but are storytellers of Bendigo's origins. Our strength is in our people and many of our visitors' final comments refer to how much they enjoyed the help of our reception staff and the company of the tour guides.