A display of military vehicles in Sydney Myer Place on Wednesday helped launch the 82nd National Legacy Conference at the Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum.
The conference will take place at Ulumbarra over Thursday and Friday with guest speakers discussing how the charity can continue to better support families of war veterans.
Legacy Club Bendigo president Steven Lee said the event was almost three years in the making for Bendigo.
"We put up our hand to host four years ago and have been planning the details for about two and a half years," he said.
"It's absolutely a big deal. The last time Bendigo hosted this was 82 years ago in 1937, which was conference number 10 - 14 years after Legacy formed.
"There will be up to 150 Legatees in town for next two days."
Mr Lee said the Legacy Club Bendigo had about 80 members including groups from Swan Hill, Kerang, Echuca, Castlemaine and the Macedon Ranges.
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