Australia's premier Antique and Art destination

Valentine's Antique Gallery is a 3rd generation Antique business and has been in operation for 77 years. Like his Father and Grandfather before him, our owner Peter Valentine is a passionate advocate for The Arts and history, and lives and breathes the wonder of Fine Antiques and Art on a daily basis.

With our extensive expertise and vast range, we proudly stand as one of the premier Antique Dealers in Australia. We have a strong commitment to giving our valued customers authentic and quality pieces that become timeless family heirlooms for generations to come.

Visit our showroom and gallery to discover that we are more than just an antique store! As members of Bendigo Tourism, we are a unique tourist destination that offers visitors a chance to explore our stunning heritage listed building, and discover an incredible range of local art from the View St. Artist Collective. We also have an Antiques Centre showcasing different Dealers, an onsite café, events spaces, and self contained accommodation.

Valentines Antiques Building

Housing our vast collection of antiques and art, the Sandhurst Trustees building was designed by renowned Goldfields Architect William Vahland. Constructed in 1858, the building was Bendigo's first post office, and later became home to the Sandhurst Trustees. Our owner Peter Valentine, is only the third custodian of this magnificent building, and he is delighted to be able to share it with the public.

Antiques Centre

Our Antiques Centre houses cabinets with wares from specialist Antique Dealers from across Australia. We have specialists in silver, jewellery, porcelain, Art Nouveau, Asian antiques, and militaria. If you are an antique dealer and would like to enquire about renting a cabinet in our Antiques Centre, please contact us.

View St. Artist Collective

This creative hub features seven contemporary Artists in residence known as the View St. Artist Collective. Each Artist has their own showroom/studio space where their works are available for purchase. Come in, chat with the Artists about their work, and buy a custom artwork for your home. Some also sell prints, greeting cards, calendars, and giftware.

Events Spaces

Our incredible heritage building incorporates a series of events spaces such as an outdoor laneway, boardroom, and lounge, which are available to hire for photo shoots, corporate parties, wine tastings, or special events. Please contact us for enquiries regarding our available spaces.


Our onsite café and coffee lounge is open Thursdays to Sundays 10am-3pm. Serving a delicious range of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, muffins, cupcakes, and cookies, our café is a great place to rest your weary legs after a wander around the antiques and art.

Are you looking to sell your antiques?

We purchase rare and high quality 18th, 19th, and early 20th century antiques, including furniture, fine jewellery (gold and precious stones), sculpture, porcelain, original art, clocks, sterling silver, and other unique pieces. We also purchase collections, and small to large estates Australia-wide, so please get in touch if you are looking to sell your special pieces.

Sandhurst View Apartment - book a stay at our self contained accommodation

The wonderful "Sandhurst View" apartment is also available for short and long stay rental accommodation. This 3 bedroom fully self-contained apartment is perfectly appointed for your next trip to Bendigo. Sleeping 6 adults comfortably, Sandhurst View is ideal for family getaways, friends reunions, or a couples retreat. Located in Bendigo's Arts Precinct, you are footsteps away from the Art Gallery, theatres, cafes, wine bars, restaurants, and shops.

Meet the Team

Our team of experienced staff are ready to help you source that special piece, or can help you choose the perfect item for your home or collection. We take pride in our workplace and invite you to come and visit us in store.

Peter Valentine


Pippa Keane

Marketing and Administration

Sarah Riley

Sales Manager

Carlo Barri

Sales Assistant

Cate Walker

Sales Assistant and Cafe

Jane Maloney

Sales Assistant

Ryan Carpenter 

Sales Assistant

Sarah Wallace-Smith



General Information

1What types of antiques do you specialise in?
We specialise in a wide range of antiques, including 19th century English and French furniture, porcelain, clocks, jewellery, silver, objets d’art, glassware, art, and more.
2Are your antiques authentic?
Yes, we take authenticity very seriously. Each item in our collection is guaranteed genuine. If we procure a piece that is a quality reproduction, it will be clearly stated.
3How often do you add new items to your collection?
We are constantly buying items so be sure to check our website frequently or subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on our latest arrivals. The best place to see our new arrivals is on our Instagram stories so please head over and give us a follow!


1Do you offer appraisals for antiques?
Yes. We provide professional written appraisal services for antiques with a value of over $500. A single item valuation is $95, or multiple pieces can be valued for $65 per item. Verbal valuations can be done if you bring items into our store. Cost for up to 5 pieces (not including anything in writing) is $25. An appointment is necessary for this service and can be made by calling us on 03 5443 7279. Whether you're looking to sell, insure, or simply learn more about your antique, our experts are here to assist you.
2Do you offer restoration services for antiques?
While we do not provide restoration services ourselves, we can recommend trusted professionals in the field to help restore your antique treasures.
3What about estates?
We encourage people with larger estates and furniture to email us through pictures of their items to and include the item’s location and a contact phone number. If a site visit is necessary for valuation purposes, a $180 service fee per hour (minimum 1 hour) is applicable for a verbal assessment within a 25km radius of our store. If you are further afield, please contact our store. We do not charge to have a look at items that you are wanting to sell to us.

Buying and Selling

1Can I sell my antiques to your store?
Yes, we are always interested in purchasing quality 19th century antiques in good condition. Feel free to reach out to us via email with details, location, your phone number, and photos of the items you'd like to sell, and we'll be happy to discuss further. Depending on the items, we can offer a pick up service in the Bendigo & Melbourne areas.
2Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, we offer gift certificates that can be redeemed in store. They make perfect gifts for antique enthusiasts! Call us to purchase over the phone, or come into our store. Gift certificates are not currently available to be purchased or redeemed online.

Shipping and Delivery

1Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we offer international shipping for many of our antiques and art. Please contact us for a shipping quote.
2Do you deliver locally?
Yes, we can arrange local delivery (within 25km of our store) using our trusted carriers. Price is usually under $100, but please contact us for more specific quotes and let us know if there are any access issues (eg. stairs etc.)
3Do you deliver further afield?
Yes we do! We deliver to Melbourne every Monday, and can also arrange our carriers to deliver Australia wide. Please ask us for a specific quote.

Visiting the Store

1Can I visit your store in person?
Absolutely! We welcome visitors to our Bendigo store to explore our vast collection in person. We can be found at 16-22 View St., Bendigo, Victoria 3550.
2What are your store opening hours?
Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm, Mondays closed. We also open on some public holidays but please check our Google Business profile or social media accounts for up to date information.


1What payment methods do you accept?
We accept various payment methods, including major credit/debit cards, bank transfers, and cash for in-person transactions. We accept card payments both online, in store, and securely over the phone.

Staying Connected

1How do I subscribe to your newsletter?
Go to or fill-in the Newsletter Signup Form at the bottom right of this page. We won’t spam you! We send out a fortnightly email showing our new arrivals and upcoming events and exhibitions.
2Can I follow you on social media?
Yes please! Follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to get first dibs on new items in store. This is where we communicate all our latest news and info so you can stay in the loop!