Mt Egerton Mechanics Hall

Contact Name: Chris Creaney

Contact Phone Number: 5368 9205

Contact Email:

Venue Street Address: Main Rd, Mt Egerton

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

Description of Venue: The Mt Egerton Mechanics Hall is over one hundred years old, and is a beautiful example of the way heritage buildings add charm to small country townships. Situated on Main Rd, the hall was originally on another site along Main Rd, and was moved to its current location in the early 1900s.

While land in the area was used for farming, the town of Mt Egerton was established 1853 with the discovery of gold. The town is nested amongst gently but highly undulating hills, and presents a picturesque environment for the local community and visitors.

The Hall is used regularly by the whole community for a wide range of activities including: Belly Dancing, community meetings, junior dance group, painting classes, music nights, community auctions, school events and playgroup. the hall is also available for private functions, such as anniversaries, reunions, funerals, weddings and birthday parties.

Heating is supplied in winter with wall mounted gas heaters, and overhead fans circulate the air in summer.

A great community aspect of the hall is an intimate meeting room and a lending book library, which operates on a trust system. The hall also features an outdoor area with outdoor table and BBQ. Currently the committee is working toward upgrading this out door area.

- $100 for a private function
- $200 refundable bond
- hiring is not available for 18th birthday parties

Types of events which are run/held: Belly dancing, community meetings, birthday parties, dances, community auctions, local primary school events, trivia nights, playgroup, weddings and fundraising events.

Distance from Melbourne: 98.7 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? Friday morning 10-12 noon

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Contact Lyn Slocombe by phone on 5368 9367 or via email

Floor Dimensions: Main Hall: 6.58 x 14.7 metres ; Meeting Room: 3.65 x 4.57 metres

Seating Capacity: Approximately 100

Seating available on-site? Approximately 80 seats are available on site along with 19 trestle tables

Access: Wheelchair access (not to toilets), other access points include front door, side door and back door.

Toilets: Toilets are inside the building and include 2 female and 2 male

Kitchen: The kitchen has ample bench space for food preparation and facilities include a fridge, microwave, pie heater, stove, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils

Stage: 3.58 x 3.5 metres ; Stage curtains, lighting, audio, dressing room

Technical equipment: lighting, audio

Extra categories: Additional features include gas heating on walls, lending library, meeting room, childrens change table, piano