Cnr Old Tolmie Road and Mahaikah Road, Tolmie

The Hall/Mechanics Institute is located amongst the eucalypt parklands at the Tolmie Recereation Reserve 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


13 Tolmie-Mahaikah Road, Tolmie

13 Tolmie-Mahaikah Road, Tolmie

Set amongst a stand of large eucalypts, the Tolmie Recereation Reserve 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:

Deb Twidle 0407 611 190

Upcoming Events

10:00 am UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
UFO @ Tolmie Mechanics Institute
Oct 29 @ 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[...]
11:00 am St Joseph’s Catholic Church Service @ St Joseph's Catholic Church
St Joseph’s Catholic Church Service @ St Joseph's Catholic Church
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am
St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tolmie Mass will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Tolmie on Sunday 31st October at 11am. Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to.