TOLMIE MECHANICS INSTITUTE

Cnr Old Tolmie Road and Mahaikah Road, Tolmie

The Hall/Mechanics Institute is located amongst the eucalypt parklands at the Tolmie Sportsground and plays an integral part in our thriving community.

Regularly used by the community for meetings, luncheons and other gatherings, it also provides a home for the weekly Unfinished Objects Group, monthly community Casserole Nights, annual Bush Dance plus a wet-weather location for our Craft & Farmers’ Market.

The hall provides seating capacity for up to 100 (at sit-down functions), excellent kitchen amenities including 2 electric ovens, large gas cooktop, dishwasher, microwave & fridges, sunny verandah, disabled access & facilities, heating & cooling. It is extremely popular as a venue for birthday celebrations, dances, luncheons and located next to the recently renovated Uniting Church makes it the perfect wedding package.

A Brief History

The Tolmie hall was first built in 1920 and was opened with a dance on July 2nd 1920.

Admission was five shillings for gentlemen, while ladies were free. The hall included a kitchen with an open fireplace and a ladies cloakroom.

A supper room was added in 1951 and a new toilet block added in 1982. Further improvements occurred in 1985 and then a major renovation adding the verandah and deck, cladding the toilet block and introducing larger windows in the supper room was completed in August 2008.

Available for hire:
$250 for all day function, other prices on application.
Discounts apply for Tolmie residents.

Download hall brochure  (690kb pdf)

For further information about the hall, hire rates and
availability contact the booking officer:

Booking Officer, Linda Terry
Ph: 03 5776 2113
Email: linda.gai.terry@gmail.com

RECREATION RESERVE

1528 Old Tolmie Road, Tolmie

RECREATION RESERVE
1528 Old Tolmie Road, Tolmie

Set amongst a stand of large eucalypts, the Tolmie Sportsground is most famously known as the location of the annual Tolmie Sports and monthly Farmers’ market.
It is also becoming a popular camping location for not only those passing through, but also for 4WD and recreational vehicle groups.
Providing excellent camping facilities including shower/toilet block, electric BBQ, new camp kitchen with sinks and microwave, plus kids playground, horse stables and yards and the large sporting oval it is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Tennis courts are also available for hire. Group bookings are welcome with kiosk and bar facilities also available.

Camping rates:
$7.50 per person per night, via a honesty box.
Group bookings welcome.

For further information and bookings contact:

Booking Officer, Linda Terry
Ph: 03 5776 2113
Email: linda.gai.terry@gmail.com

CENTENARY PAVER FORM

Due to COVID-19, the deadline for the paver drive is open-ended at this stage.  Completed forms/payment will still be accepted from interested persons.  For further information please contact either:
Deb Twidle - dltwidle@gmail.com
Karen McGregor - karen.mcgregor45@gmail.com

Celebrate 100 years of the Tolmie Mechanics Institute with a personalised paver to be laid on the entrance path.

To download application form click on image below

Upcoming Events

Jul
6
Mon
7:00 pm Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm
Line Dancing Every Monday from 7.00pm at the Tolmie Hall (unless the Hall is booked in which case we will use the camp kitchen at the Tolmie Reserve) Come and join a small friendly group of beginners. Gold coin donation for the Tolmie Hall. Contact:  Janet 0419 107 496 or danjan1023@internode.on.net
Jul
10
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leadlight plus UFO (Unfinished Objects) Tuition & help with any unfinished project Including knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, sewing Spinning tuition provided All welcome – especially newcomers to the Tolmie/Mansfield area to help us to expand our knowledge and skills. Where: Tolmie Mechanics Institute Hall When: Every Friday at 10.00am until approximately 2.00pm (bring your own[...]
Jul
13
Mon
7:00 pm Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm
Line Dancing Every Monday from 7.00pm at the Tolmie Hall (unless the Hall is booked in which case we will use the camp kitchen at the Tolmie Reserve) Come and join a small friendly group of beginners. Gold coin donation for the Tolmie Hall. Contact:  Janet 0419 107 496 or danjan1023@internode.on.net
Jul
16
Thu
4:00 pm VLGA Candidate Information Session @ Mansfield Performing Arts Centre
VLGA Candidate Information Session @ Mansfield Performing Arts Centre
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm
Victorian Local Government Association – Candidate Information Session If you are interested in becoming a Mansfield Shire councillor, then this VLGA workshop is designed to increase understanding of councils and council elections in the community. Thursday 16th July at 4.00pm at Mansfield Performing Arts Centre, View Street, Mansfield.  Interested people can register on the VLGA’s[...]
Jul
17
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leadlight plus UFO (Unfinished Objects) Tuition & help with any unfinished project Including knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, sewing Spinning tuition provided All welcome – especially newcomers to the Tolmie/Mansfield area to help us to expand our knowledge and skills. Where: Tolmie Mechanics Institute Hall When: Every Friday at 10.00am until approximately 2.00pm (bring your own[...]
Jul
20
Mon
7:00 pm Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm
Line Dancing Every Monday from 7.00pm at the Tolmie Hall (unless the Hall is booked in which case we will use the camp kitchen at the Tolmie Reserve) Come and join a small friendly group of beginners. Gold coin donation for the Tolmie Hall. Contact:  Janet 0419 107 496 or danjan1023@internode.on.net
Jul
24
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leadlight plus UFO (Unfinished Objects) Tuition & help with any unfinished project Including knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, sewing Spinning tuition provided All welcome – especially newcomers to the Tolmie/Mansfield area to help us to expand our knowledge and skills. Where: Tolmie Mechanics Institute Hall When: Every Friday at 10.00am until approximately 2.00pm (bring your own[...]
7:00 pm Casserole Night @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Casserole Night @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm
Monthly Community Casserole Night – PLEASE NOTE- DUE TO COVID-19 DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS THOSE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING MUST CONTACT LINDA PRIOR TO THE DATE TO CONFIRM THEIR INTENTION TO ATTEND. Come and share a relaxing night with friends! Friday 24th Julye, starting 7.00pm at the Tolmie Mechanics Institute Please bring a casserole or dessert.   BYO drinks.[...]
Jul
27
Mon
7:00 pm Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Line Dancing Every Monday from 7.00pm at the Tolmie Hall (unless the Hall is booked in which case we will use the camp kitchen at the Tolmie Reserve) Come and join a small friendly group of beginners. Gold coin donation for the Tolmie Hall. Contact:  Janet 0419 107 496 or danjan1023@internode.on.net
Jul
28
Tue
9:00 pm Deadline for next edition
Deadline for next edition
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm
Deadline for the August 2020 issue. Articles for the August 2020 issue of the Tolmie Times required by today. For further information please contact Debbie 5757 6363.