The Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit is investigating following an attempted armed robbery at the Long Gully post office on Friday night.
Investigators have been told a man entered the Eaglehawk Road store just after 5pm, approached a male staff member with a metal bar and demanded money.
The staff member attempted to stop the offender from leaving and was struck with the metal bar before the offender fled on foot.
Nothing was stolen and the staff member was taken to Bendigo Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
No arrests have been made at this stage.
Police are asking anyone with information on the incident or the offender to contact the Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit on 5448 1370 or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au