Welcome to the Tallarook Mechanics Institute website.
Situated just one hour north of Melbourne, a stones throw from the Hume Highway or a relaxing ride on a V-Line train; the Tallarook Mechanics Institute has much to offer both the local residents and the traveller, who might by chance (or by will) drop by.
The Tallarook Mechanics Institute is run by an enthusiastic group of locals who strive to offer something different, something unavailable in the local area, for all to enjoy. Whether it be the monthly Farmers Market, highly regarded Art Shows, Theater nights or school holidays activities to keep the little ones entertained....this community hall in a small country town, has it all. For historical information on the hall click here.
Sadly in 2018 the Tallarook Mechanics Institute (TMI) Hall was engulfed by flames on Saturday night 5th May. Despite best efforts from over 50 CFA crew including neighbouring brigades the wooden structure was badly damaged. It is believed that an electrical fault started the blaze. Despite this tragedy the farmers market was held the very next day, just up the road at the CWA Park. The TMI Committee of Management in conjunction with the Mitchell Shire Council committed to rebuilding and preserving the history of the hall. In November 2020 the new hall was completed, capturing the original facade of the 1891 design.