Discovery gratefully acknowledges the contributions and assistance during 2015 and 2016 of:

The City of Greater Bendigo

La Trobe University

William Buckland Foundation

John T. Reid Charitable Trusts

Champions IGA

RE Ross Trust

Peter & Annie Duncan Fund (managed by the Australian Communities Foundation)

Australian Stronger Communities Fund

Coliban Water

Frances & Harold Abbott Foundation (managed by Sandhurst Trustees)

Hip Pocket Bendigo

City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants

Community Foundation for Central Victoria

Sunergy Solar

Bendigo Sustainability Group

Mandalay Resources


Bendigo Access Employment

MGR Accounting


Lions Club of Strathfieldsaye

Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat

Rotary Club of Bendigo

 Y Service Club of Bendigo

The Friends of Discovery, and other individuals from Bendigo and around Australia.




Since Discovery opened in October 1995, many more foundations, buisnesses, government agencies and other institutions have supported Discovery's programs, exhibits, facilities and building improvements. We are proud to acknowledge the assistance of:

Foundation patrons and sponsors

The Government of Victoria

La Trobe University

Woolworths Limited

The City of Greater Bendigo

The Industry and
Education Consortium

Win TV

Bendigo Bank


Powercor Australia

Loddon Campaspe

College of Tafe

Sandhurst Farms

Coliban Water

Central Victorian Group

Training Company

The Bendigo Advertiser

Nascon Australia

A & L Powdercoating

Bendigo Powdercoating

Elkirk Bricks

Dick Smith Electronics

Laminex Industries

The Institution of Engineers

Sandhurst Office Systems


Wave Personnel

Zonta International

Bendigo Camera House

Xerox Copy Centre

Bendigo Engineering Services

Bendigo Healthcare Group

Coca Cola Australia

Doug White Signs

Gribbles Pathology

Morey and Hurford



Exhibits and Exhibitions

The John T Reid Trusts (Kaleidoscope)


The Ian Potter Foundation (Kaleidoscope)

Community Foundation for Central Victoria Signature Grant

Australian Dept of Education, Science and Training (How'z That)

La Trobe University (Full Body Research)

Dept of Innovation, Industry and Rural Development (Nanotech)



Coliban Water

Australian Stronger Communities Fund (Mini-Beasts)



Commonwealth Inspiring Australia Grants (National Science Week)

City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants




National Space Society of Australia

Public Health Association of Australia

Bendigo Mining

 Perseverence Mining

 Reef Mining

 Victorian Chambers of Mines


Geological Society of Australia

Dept of Natural Resources and Environment

National Mine Management

Australian Timewise Systems

The Australian Kookaburra Clock Company

La Trobe University

Bendigo TAFE


Education Program Contributors


Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Strategic Partnerships Program

Australian Department of Education and Training

Telematics Trust Course Development Fund

Sidney Myer Fund (Science Shows)

Sidney Myer Fund (Curious Kids)

Collier Charitable Fund (Slowmation)

Coliban Water

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

Victorian Volunteer Grants

Victorian Education Week Grants



The Lab


Ian Potter Foundation    

Jack Brockhoff Foundation    

Gandel Philanthropy

Danks Trust

James N. Kirby Foundation



Bendigo Planetarium


William Buckland Foundation

 Helen Macpherson Smith Trust   

Percy Baxter Charitable Trust (managed by Perpetual Trustees)

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal   Fosterville Gold Mine Community Grants   


Building, Facility and Other Support and Assistance


The City of Greater Bendigo

The Bendigo Trust

William Buckland Foundation

Australian Rural & Regional Development Fund

Australian Department of Industry

Dulux Group

La Trobe University

Peter & Annie Duncan Fund (Australian Communities Foundation)

Sunergy Solar

Bendigo Access Employment Y Service Club of Bendigo  Y Service Club Kangaroo Flat
Bendigo Advertiser Hip Pocket Bendigo Sustainability Group
Strategem Mandalay Resources Australasian Science & Technology Exhibitors Network
MGR Accounting Terraco Lions Club of Strathfieldsaye
Central Victorian Group Training Friends of Discovery