Family Night a fun event

familyAlthough the weather had a hint of winter and number attending were low, the first Tolmie Family Fun Night was a great evening with lots of fun and laughter had by all.

The children in attendance thoroughly enjoyed playing a selection of games, and one adult even took on the challenge of a game of Twister.  Special mention must also go to those who made sure the karaoke machine didn’t remain silent, with a variety of musical era’s and genre’s being covered.

With plenty of music, dancing, fun and laughter had by all, the night was without doubt a fantastic evening.  Thanks must go to all those involved in the preparation and organisation.  Let’s hope this is the first of many Tolmie Family Fun Nights.

Targa High Country Travelling Through Tolmie Again

targa high countrySaturday 5th November will again see the Targa High Country rally travelling through Tolmie.  As a result, the Mansfield-Whitfield Road will be closed between Stevensons Road & the Benalla-Whitfield Road from 10.07am until 5.10pm.  Residents should be aware that they will not have access to the road and will be unable to leave their property during these times.  Should you have any emergency, residents are encouraged to phone ‘000’.  For further information, contact the Targa office on 03 6221 8800 or visit

A map showing the individual stage sections is available here.

Full road closure details available here.


Mechanics Institute Unveils New Glass Display Cabinets

mechanics instituteMembers of the Tolmie community gathered together on Sunday to celebrate the unveiling of two beautiful glass-fronted timber cabinets which have been installed in the foyer of the Tolmie Mechanics Institute. Hand built by local cabinet maker Rob Allan, the cabinets have been made to fit within existing recesses of the foyer of the hall and constructed in sympathy with the décor of the foyer and in keeping with the age and style of the 1920’s building.

The cabinets were made possible through a grants from the Mansfield Shire Council Community Matching Fund & the Mansfield Community Fund, funds from the Tolmie Mechanics Institute and Recreation Reserve Committee and hundreds of volunteer hours by Rob Allan. The cabinets were beautifully stained by Barry McWaters of Bridge Creek, who also donated quite a deal of his time.

The cabinets will be used to house much of the historical literature, photographs, trophies and memorabilia etc. collected over Tolmie’s 135 year history. By bringing these items together in one place, it will benefit all in the community now and in the future, to enjoy and to learn, more of the story of Tolmie through them.  It will also help ensure that the history of Tolmie is preserved throughout future generations.

The construction of these cabinets was one of the initiatives of the Tolmie Community Plan which was developed by the community in 2011.

Please contact Linda Terry on 5776 2113 if you have items of historical interest which could be loaned for display in the new cabinets.

Farmers’ Market to resume after winter

The Tolmie Farmers’ Market returns on Saturday 17th September from 8.30am to 1.00pm.  Come to the Tolmie Recreation Reserve to experience the wonderful Spring weather and support our local stallholders.  With exciting new stalls including a working display from the UFO ladies, delicious scones, organic vegetables, plants, boots, crafts and more.  The Farmers’ Market is also an opportunity to purchase bottles of this years Tolmie Sports Association wines (2013 Shiraz & 2014 Sauvignon Blanc) at discounted prices.

The theme for this market is “bric a brac” so why not have a spring clean of your cupboards & sheds and book a stall to sell your preloved items.

Please support the market and get together for great coffee and food in the fantastic surrounds of the Tolmie Sportsground.

Tolmie CFA to replace Slip On unit

Tolmie CFA has recently been successful in obtaining a grant through the Volunteer Emergency Service Equipment Program to replace their current ageing Slip On unit.  The grant will allow their Toyota Slip On to be replaced with a new Nissan Patrol Ultra Light Tanker.  The Brigade will need to fund a small part of the amount with the balance (over $98,000) coming from the Victorian Government.  The new vehicle, when delivered, will enable the Tolmie Brigade to respond to any incidents more effectively.

The new Ultra Light Tanker will have increased water carrying capacity, LED warning lights, a more powerful pump plus a number of other improvements for crew safety. The vehicle has a 3.0L common rail diesel engine which is turbocharged and inter-cooled.

It is not yet known when the brigade will take delivery of the new vehicle as tenders will have to called for the inclusion of the CFA equipment.