Barkly Public Hall

Contact Name: Lyle Driscoll

Contact Phone Number: 5467 2257

Contact Email:

Venue Street Address: 1314 Redbank Barkly Road Barkly Vic 3384

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

Description of Venue: Once a booming mining town, Barkly's close knit population of sixty, now revolves around farming and the Pyrenees wine industry.
The hall was built in 1958 by the local community who raised funds through a variety of fund raising activities. The building's bricks are handmade from washed gravel from local mines, and the beautiful (dance) floor is made with ironbark also sources from the local area.

The hall features a large stage for performance and a curtained area for costume changes. Currently there is basic lighting and the hall committee are currently fundraising to install audio equipment because the hall is frequently used for music concerts. Apparently alot of musicians live within the surrounding area.

Two reverse cycle heating/cooling units are installed in the hall, and one is in the kitchen. The kitchen is large with ample space for the preparation and serving of food.

Off road parking is available holding up to approximately eighty cars.

The hall is suitable for a wide range of functions including weddings, birthday parties, community concerts, Christmas parties, fund raising events and family reunions. Currently the Barkly Ladies Group meet at the hall on a regular basis.


-Hiring costs Meeting $20
General $50
Overnight $70

-Hirers to have their own public liability policy to cover the activities they are conducting.

-Non local bodies will be required to pay a $200 bond , returnable upon a satisfactory cleanup inspection by a hall committee member when exiting the premises

Types of events which are run/held: Weddings, birthday parties, community concerts, Christmas parties, regular community meeting eg Barkly Ladies Group, information evenings

Distance from Melbourne: 218 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? The venue is open to the public when public events are held, such as concerts.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? For booking contact Fay Grant 54672354 or Lyle Driscoll 54672257 or 0413203288

Floor Dimensions: Main Hall: 13.4 x 8.7 metres ; Supper Room: 7.4 x 5.5 metres

Seating Capacity: 100

Seating available on-site? chairs and benches to seat 100, and approximately 10 trestle style tables

Access: wheelchair access to front, side door entrance, kitchen door entranceand stage entrance

Toilets: Toilets are inside the building and include two female and one male

Kitchen: The kitchen has ample bench space for the prearation of food, and includes two pie warmers, stove, oven, instant hot water, urns, fridge, kettles, crockery, cutlery and a microwave

Stage: The stage is 3.6 metres deep with a 3 metre deep performing space.There is a curtained changing space and a back entrance. There is also a stage curtain.

Technical equipment: Currently the stage has basic lighting and the committee are working toward fundraising to install audio equipment

Extra categories: There is a piano on site


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