< Previous search
Large white formal heritage building with clock tower as seen from formal rose garden, set against a blue sky.

Brighton Town Hall

Add to Itinerary

John Beswicke 1884


Brighton Town Hall is home to the Bayside Gallery and three community cultural groups: the Brighton Historical Society, the Brighton Art Society, and the Brighton Theatre Company.

The large two-storey Classical Revival building was designed by architect John Beswicke in 1884, with construction completed in 1885. The building is the historical and visual focus of the precinct, built right to the footpath and balanced by the town hall gardens and the Victorian streetscape.

The gardens represent fine examples of formal and informal plantings, hard landscaping, sculpture and other built elements dating from the 1930s. The formal pond, built in 1933, features a bronze replica of Charles Douglas Richardson’s sculpture, The Cloud (1987).

What's On

Come explore Brighton Town Hall, with access to the Bayside Gallery, the Brighton Historical Society, the Brighton Theatre Company, and the Brighton Art Society.

Children's Activities

Bayside Gallery will have a number of hands-on activities for children linked to the concurrent exhibition Prehistoric Bayside, while the Brighton Historical Society will have a collection of toys and games on display for children to view.

Image: (1) Brighton Town Hall as viewed from the gardens. Photo: courtesy of Bayside City Council.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Open access 1pm-5pm

Sunday 28 July
Open access 2pm-5pm

No bookings required


Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby


Cnr Wilson and Carpenter St, Brighton VIC 3186

Stay in the loop