Bruthen Mechanics Hall

The Bruthen Mechanics Institute was built in 1883. During its life it has housed the Court of Petty Sessions, the Tambo Shire Council and the Circulating Library. It has seen countless social events in the life of the community and remains a pivotal part of Bruthen today.

The Facility

The building is comprised of the main hall, large meeting room, kitchen and small meeting room/first aid room.  There is an undercover area at the side of the hall, and a large grassed paddock area at the back of the hall.

The main hall is suitable to seat around 100 people at tables (14 tables and 100 chairs available).

The supper room (large meeting room) seats around 40 people comfortably at tables, with additional chairs available for meeting style setup.  The room is equipped with built in data projector and screen.

The kitchen is adjacent to the supper room.  The kitchen is equipped with 2 domestic ovens, a microwave, 2 refrigerators, small urn, and small pie warmer.  Crockery, cutlery, mugs and wine glasses are supplied.  Hirers should BYO all tea, coffee, sugar, milk, dish washing detergent, tea-towels etc.

The small meeting room (located at the front of the hall), seats around 7 people comfortably, and doubles as a first aid room.

Please note that COVID19 restrictions may limit the number of people per space. Please contact the hall committee to confirm.

Hire Fees

Hire fees per hour:
– Hire of Main Hall only – $10 per hour
– Hire of Supper Room (large meeting room) – $15 per hour
– Hire of Kitchen for preparation and serving of meals – $10 per hour
– Hire of Hall, Supper Room & Kitchen – $35 per hour

Hire fees per day (includes setup time & packup time):
– Private Hire of Main Hall only – $200 (bond required)
– Private Hire of Main Hall, Kitchen and Supper Room – $275 (bond required)
– Community group or not for profit – $100 (no bond required)

Key pickup & dropoff:  Normally hirers are asked to pickup the key from the Bruthen Post Office during week days, and return the key to the Post Office after their hiring.  If you unable to arrange this, let us know and we can organise for the key to be left elsewhere, or one of our committee to meet you at the hall.

Contact Us

Enquiries and Bookings:  0459 345 049.   Email:

Bruthen Mechanics Institute.  PO Box 186,  Bruthen  VIC  3885

The Bruthen Mechanics Institute is managed and maintained by a volunteer Committee of Management. The committee welcomes new members.