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
14
Thu
8:00 pm Fire Brigade Meeting @ Tolmie Fire Station
Fire Brigade Meeting @ Tolmie Fire Station
Dec 14 @ 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
15
Fri
9:30 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Dec 15 @ 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!!
Dec
16
Sat
4:30 pm Twilight Farmers’ Market @ Tolmie Sportsground
Twilight Farmers’ Market @ Tolmie Sportsground
Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm
Tolmie Twilight Craft & Farmers’ Market Saturday 16th December from 4.30pm At Tolmie Sportsground, Old Tolmie Road Picnic packs, plenty of food, wine, cider & local beer, a visit from Santa & HUGE numbers of stalls with Christmas goodies.  Fantastic night for all. Enquiries & stall bookings phone Marg 5776 2231.
Dec
17
Sun
2:00 pm Church Service @ Tolmie Uniting Church
Church Service @ Tolmie Uniting Church
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm
Tolmie Monthly Church Service 2.00pm at Tolmie Church Our service this month will be held on Sunday 17th December.  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 5776 2223 or Martina[...]
Dec
20
Wed
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
22
Fri
9:30 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Dec 22 @ 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!!
Dec
29
Fri
6:30 pm Community BBQ night @ Tolmie Sportsground
Community BBQ night @ Tolmie Sportsground
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm
Monthly Community BBQ Night BBQ nights are usually on the 4th Friday of the month, with this months occurring on Friday 29th December. Come and share a relaxing night with friends! Starts 6.30pm at the Community Tearooms. Please bring your own meat & drinks plus a dessert to share. For more information contact Linda Terry[...]
Dec
31
Sun
11:00 am St Joseph’s Church Service @ St Joseph's Church Tolmie
St Joseph’s Church Service @ St Joseph's Church Tolmie
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am
St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tolmie Mass Service Sunday 31st December at 11.00am Followed by lunch. Please bring a small plate of food to share. All welcome.

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