Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

Contact Name: David Dahlenburg, Venue Manager

Contact Phone Number: 0419 677 713

Contact Email:

Venue Street Address: 117 Sturt St Ballarat, Vic 3350

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? Yes

Description of Venue: Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (BMI), sitting proudly under the watchful eye of Minerva, has welcomed a diverse group of people through its doors, from the founding fathers, to miners and others seeking knowledge through education.

The BMI has been used for balls, lectures, markets, cinema, library, concerts and cultural events. From its heyday at the turn of the 20th century, to its decline and deterioration in the middle of the century through to its wonderful resurgence following a magnificent restoration in 2013, the BMI maintains its rightful importance in the fabric of Ballarat’s rich heritage and arts culture.

Details regarding the venues (size of rooms, seating capacity, etc.) can be found by visiting our venues site, located at

Distance from Melbourne: 115 approximately

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Contact David Dahlenburg, Venue Manager at


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