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

Oct
26
Thu
9:00 pm Deadline for next edition
Deadline for next edition
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm
Deadline for November issue. Articles for November issue of Tolmie Times required by today. For further information please contact Debbie 5757 6363.
Oct
27
Fri
9:30 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am
Leadlight plus UFO (Unfinished Objects) •Tuition •Supervision and support •Company, cuppa, chat •Any unfinished craft project (knitting, sewing, crochet, woodcarving) Where: Tolmie Mechanics Institute Hall When: Every Friday at 9.30am Contact: Moira Mehegan 5776 2336 or Kathryn Taylor 5776 2379 Gold Coin Donation & bring munchies!!
7:00 pm Casserole Night @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Casserole Night @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Monthly Community Casserole Night Casserole nights are usually on the 4th Friday of the month, with this months occurring on Friday 27th October. Come and share a relaxing night with friends! Starts 7.00 – 7.30pm at the Mechanics Institute. Please bring casserole or dessert to share plus your own drinks. For more information contact Linda[...]
7:00 pm Live Music @ Tolmie Tavern
Live Music @ Tolmie Tavern
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Tolmie Tavern – Live Music Coming Up Saturday 21st October – “Bo Jenkins” plays from 7pm.  Also appearing at Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival Friday 27th October – “Fiona Boyes” returns from 7pm. Saturday 28th October – Shaun Kirk from 7pm Sunday 29th October – Shaun Kirk from 12 noon. Coming Up In November –[...]
Oct
28
Sat
7:00 pm Live Music @ Tolmie Tavern
Live Music @ Tolmie Tavern
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Tolmie Tavern – Live Music Coming Up Saturday 21st October – “Bo Jenkins” plays from 7pm.  Also appearing at Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival Friday 27th October – “Fiona Boyes” returns from 7pm. Saturday 28th October – Shaun Kirk from 7pm Sunday 29th October – Shaun Kirk from 12 noon. Coming Up In November –[...]
Oct
29
Sun
11:00 am St Josephs Church & Commemorativ... @ St Joseph's Church Tolmie
St Josephs Church & Commemorativ... @ St Joseph's Church Tolmie
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am
St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tolmie Mass Service Sunday 29th October at 11.00am   St Joseph’s Commemoration Service Friends of St Joseph’s who have put the Pavers in Tolmie will be holding a Special Commemoration for Rememberance Day on October 29th after their 11am Mass.  A short dedication to the Soldiers mentioned on the pavers, will[...]
7:00 pm Live Music @ Tolmie Tavern
Live Music @ Tolmie Tavern
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm
Tolmie Tavern – Live Music Coming Up Saturday 21st October – “Bo Jenkins” plays from 7pm.  Also appearing at Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival Friday 27th October – “Fiona Boyes” returns from 7pm. Saturday 28th October – Shaun Kirk from 7pm Sunday 29th October – Shaun Kirk from 12 noon. Coming Up In November –[...]

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