Moonambel Mechanics Institute

Contact Name: Jill Hunter

Contact Phone Number: 54672211

Contact Email:

Venue Street Address: Woods St, Moonambel, Victoria, 3478

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

Description of Venue: The Moonambel Mechanics Institute has come along way since the days of pump up acetylene lights which served the hall well until electricity was connected in the town in 1961.
The current hall was built in 1934 after the original hall was washed away in the floods of 1933.

Perhaps the highlight of this hall is the stage, which features right and left wings which both have stage exits. The stage curtain is plush and luxurious. The acoustics in the hall are excellent and capitalised on by an operatic company who use the hall four times a year to stage concerts.

The hall is also suitable for weddings, birthday parties, funerals, fundraising events, community events and Christmas parties. Gas wall heaters keep the hall warm in winter and ceiling fans circulate the air in summer. There is also a smaller meeting room available to hire for committee meetings or smaller functions.

Currently, thanks to the shire for guidance and support, the hall's kitchen is being renovated and when finished will be a modern commercial kitchen.

There is ample street parking available along Woods Street..

Terms & conditions: a bond is refunded when the hall is left clean and tidy, and hirers need to organise their own public liability insurance.

Types of events which are run/held: Weddings, birthday parties, Christmas parties, funerals, community events. The hall is used 3-4 times per year by an operatic group.

Distance from Melbourne: 200 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? The hall is open to the public when public events are held, such as the operatic events that are held at the hall regularly.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Phone Jill Hunter on 54672211 or email

Floor Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.3 metres

Seating Capacity: 120

Seating available on-site? 130 chairs and 8 trestles

Access: Wheelchair access at side entrance. Other access points are located at the hall front, the meeting room and the kitchen

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

Kitchen: The kitchen is currently being renovated, and when finished will include a fridge, microwave, double sink, urns , pie warmers, cutlery, crockery, basic cookware, stove and oven

Stage: The stage is 7 x 3.7 metres and includes wings on each both with stage exits. There is a curtain, lighting and the committee are working toward purchasing a PA system.

Extra categories: Other features include a meeting room and piano. The committee also hire out bench seating, cutlery and crockery for external functions.


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