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

Upcoming Events

Jun
21
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Jun 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[...]
Jun
26
Wed
9:00 pm Deadline for next edition
Deadline for next edition
Jun 26 @ 9:00 pm
Deadline for July issue. Articles for July issue of Tolmie Times required by today. For further information please contact Debbie 5757 6363.
Jun
28
Fri
10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Jun 28 @ 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 Mechanics Institute
Casserole Night @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
Monthly Community BBQ Night Come and share a relaxing night with friends! Friday 28th June, starting 7.00pm at the Tolmie Mechanics Institute. Please bring a casserole or dessert to share.  BYO drinks. For more information contact Linda Terry on 5776 2113 or linda.gai.terry@gmail.com
Jul
7
Sun
3:00 pm Tolmie Tennis Club AGM @ Tolmie Tavern
Tolmie Tennis Club AGM @ Tolmie Tavern
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
Tolmie Tennis Club Annual General Meeting Sunday 7th July 3pm at Tolmie Tavern Sue McBride will be stepping down as President & the Committee will be seeking another member to step-up and fill the role.  All members & prospective members are urged to attend.
Jul
28
Sun
12:00 pm Meet Jo & Farewell Marjie @ Tolmie Sportsground
Meet Jo & Farewell Marjie @ Tolmie Sportsground
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Meet Jo & Farewell Marjie Sunday 28th July – 12noon – 2pm Tolmie Sportsground, Old Tolmie Road Say farewell to Marjie and meet Jo, who is taking over to supply a local pet feeding and house checking service. BYO nibbles & drinks. Everyone welcome – Pets included

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