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Chifley Home and Education Centre has reopened!

The Chifley Home and Education Centre was closed from March 2020 to July 2022, and during this time Bathurst Regional Council has taken the opportunity to conduct upgrades and improvements to the facility.
New interpretative signage tells the stories of Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth as well as an audio app or handset for a self-directed tour of the home.



A visit to the Chifley Home can be a meaningful cross generational family experience – and offer a valuable message about sustainability.

Often grandparents will reminisce about their life, or parents remember stories they were told by their own parents. This is the chance to see life from another era – a time when there was no television, no internet and not even hot water in the kitchen.

Children are welcome to have a go on the pianola (sometimes families have a sing along!).


Isolated Connections

Isolated Connections – is an exhibition of visual interpretations of the domestic and the political, the personal and the historical, the remembered and the projected, all based on objects contained within, or connected to, the Chifley Home and Education Centre.

This exhibition has been created by the Visual Arts curriculum method class of 2021, from the School of Teacher Education at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.

Open Isolated Connections Online Exhibition