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        Fax: 03 5776 2115
Email: linda.gai.terry@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Thu
8:00 pm Fire Brigade Meeting @ Tolmie Fire Station
Fire Brigade Meeting @ Tolmie Fire Station
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
Tolmie & District Rural Fire Brigade MONTHLY BRIGADE MEETING 8.00pm at Tolmie Fire Station Anyone interested in joining the brigade is also welcome to attend. Further details contact Brigade Captain, Rob Allan – 5776 2178
Dec
14
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
Dec
16
Sun
2:00 pm Church Service @ Tolmie Uniting Church
Church Service @ Tolmie Uniting Church
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
Tolmie Monthly Church Service – Christmas Carol Service 2.00pm at Tolmie Church Our service this month will be held on Sunday 16th December.  Everyone is most welcome to the service and to share a Christmas afternoon tea with us afterwards. Regular monthly services will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Further information[...]
Dec
20
Thu
9:00 pm Deadline for next edition
Deadline for next edition
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm
Deadline for January issue. Articles for January issue of Tolmie Times required by today. For further information please contact Debbie 5757 6363.
Dec
21
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Dec 21 @ 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[...]
Dec
28
Fri
7:00 pm Community BBQ night @ Tolmie Kitchen Tearooms
Community BBQ night @ Tolmie Kitchen Tearooms
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm
Monthly Community BBQ Night The monthly casserole nights are changing to BBQ nights from this month. Come and share a relaxing night with friends! Friday 28th December, starting 7.00pm at the Kitchen Tearooms. Please bring your meat & drinks, plus a salad or dessert to share. For more information contact Linda Terry on 5776 2113[...]

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:
$5 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      Fax:  03 5776 2115
Email: linda.gai.terry@gmail.com