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 in a peaceful setting off the main roads, that is becoming a popular camping location, not only for those passing though but also for 4WD and recreational vehicle groups.

Providing excellent camping facilities including shower/toilet block, electric BBQ, 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.

Sites are unpowered and suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans and bigger rigs. A fee is payable in advance via the honesty box on the outside of the showers. There is a mudmap adjacent to the honesty box showing where you can/can't camp.

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

Bookings are NOT taken.
Phone ahead only if a large group outside of peak times to ensure additional showers are unlocked.

For further information 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

Mar
5
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 5 @ 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[...]
Mar
8
Mon
7:00 pm Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar
12
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 12 @ 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[...]
Mar
15
Mon
7:00 pm Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar
19
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 19 @ 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[...]
Mar
21
Sun
2:00 pm Church Service @ Tolmie Uniting Church
Church Service @ Tolmie Uniting Church
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
Tolmie Monthly Church Service 2.00pm at Tolmie Church Our service this month will be held on Sunday 21st March. Everyone is most welcome to the service and to share afternoon tea with us afterwards. Regular monthly services will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Further information contact Norma 0417 103 813 or[...]
Mar
22
Mon
7:00 pm Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Line Dancing @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar
26
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 26 @ 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 Community BBQ night @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Community BBQ night @ Tolmie Mechanic Institute
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
Monthly Community BBQ Night Come and share a relaxing night with friends! Friday 26th March, starting 7.00pm at the Tolmie Kitchen Tearooms Please bring your own meat & drinks. PLEASE NOTE:  Should the evening temperatures become cool, this event may revert to a casserole night.  Notification will be via the Tolmie Facebook page & Tolmie[...]