So many places to explore…

at The Convent Daylesford.

The Convent Experience

As you approach this majestic 19th century building on the crest of Wombat Hill, you will be in awe of its beauty.  The restoration has been described as “architecturally brilliant and artistically inspiring”.

Once inside, the atmosphere immediately captures your imagination.  The Convent Daylesford is more than just a gallery.  There is so much to see, absorb, enjoy.  A perfect blend of old & new, art & history and welcoming smiles.

A visit to The Convent Daylesford is truly a divine experience.

Self-guided Tours

Upon arrival to The Convent visitors are given a brief overview of the history and how to get around.  There are lots of “nooks & crannies”.

To ensure you don’t miss thing, collect a “How to get around” flyer or print one now.

Art Gallery

Described as ‘the most beautiful gallery in Australia’, the Convent Gallery represents local, national and international artists working in a variety of media and styles. With more than seven individual exhibition spaces throughout the building, the gallery offers visitors and collectors a truly diverse range of art to admire… and buy.

Our History

The house on Wombat Hill has a fascinating history. Built as a private residence in 1862, the building has had many make-overs to meet the needs of its owners.

Discover our History

As you walk through the four levels, you will discover the history of the building, the rooms and its past inhabitants.  There are four main areas of particular interest to history buffs – the museum, infirmary, nun’s cells and chapel.

Bad Habits Café

A visit to The Convent Daylesford is not complete without a popping into the Bad Habits Cafe.  You can book a table for lunch, High Tea or just coffee and scones.  

Magical Experience

The Convent Gallery cafe is situated in magnificent surroundings; merely arriving is a delight. The cafe experience is wonderful. The coffees are excellent and the service, particularly personal attention to customers, is simply outstanding. And did I mention the food? Delicious! This is a venue that you cannot afford to miss when visiting Daylesford.


Trip Advisor, Dec 2020

The Gift Shop

After exploring the museum and galleries, you will end up in the Convent Gift Shop where you will surely find something special to take home.


It is well worth taking time to meander through the all-seasons gardens surrounding the building. Eye-catching sculptures and awe-inspiring views contrast with the fragrant and colourful gardens that have blossomed in the rich volcanic soil.

Meet The Owner

Tina Banitska is the driving force behind this amazing venture.

“By chance I met the owner Tina who was absolutely beautiful. I felt very honoured to be able to spend time chatting with her…”

Vicki Corser 
Google review (June 2022)

Phone +613 5348 3211

7 Daly Street Daylesford 3460
Victoria Australia

Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm
(Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)

Gallery admission:
Adult: $10, Concession: $8,
Kids U12: $5,  Kids U5: free.


The Convent acknowledges the traditional owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung people, on whose land we meet, share & work.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present & emerging.