California Gully Mechanics Institute Hall

Public Hall

The heritage Mechanics Institute Hall is a large red brick building shaded by a large gum tree, tucked a block away from Eaglehawk Rd, Loddon Valley Hwy. The facility offers plenty of space for community events and activities, as well as being ideal for small seminars and workshops


  • Plenty of on-site parking
  • Includes four accessible spaces

Disability access

  • Ground floor building
  • Some limitations due to being a heritage property, but it is generally accessible


  • Fully functional kitchen
  • Crockery available for public use
  • Some limitations (hirers are advised to inspect prior to booking)


  • Seats 80-100
  • Projectors, screen and computer
  • Tables and chairs 
  • Includes use of the kitchen

Meeting Room

  • Seats 45
  • Projectors, screen and computer
  • Tables and chairs
  • Includes use of the kitchen


  • Wooden floor with carpet and tile surround

Bond, Fees and Insurance

  • Bonds - click here for hiring information
  • Fees - click here for hiring information
  • All hirers must have public liability insurance. Under certain conditions the City of Greater Bendigo’s Community Public Liability Insurance policy can provide coverage at no cost for up to $20,000,000 for Council owned or controlled buildings and or land, to hirers who do not hold a public liability insurance policy. The committee of management can provide further details.

Hiring restrictions


8-12 School St, California Gully VIC 3556, Australia

Booking Inquiries

N: Alison Bacon

M: 0417 562952

E: [email protected]

For further information click here