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27 River Drive, Tarwin Lower VIC 3956

Tarwin Lower is a small community nestled on the banks of the Tarwin River, under an hour’s drive from the heart of Wilsons Promontory National Park and around two hours from Melbourne. The Hall was founded in 1888 and built in 1890 and has been in use ever since. After World War 1 the hall was extended and became a meeting place for the local RSL and assumed the added title of Memorial Hall.​

Committee of Management

The hall is situated on crown land currently administrated by the Victorian. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The current office bearers and general members are listed below. If you would like to volunteer on the committee or just interested in supporting on a casual basis please click on the JOIN US button below. All welcome!

PRESIDENT                  Brian Hetherton

VICE PRESIDENT         Phillip Scott

TREASURER                 Ray Saunders

SECRETARY                 Margaret de Wolff

MEMBER                       Bill Bennett

MEMBER                       Debbie Birkett

MEMBER                       Donna Schreurs

MEMBER                       Jude Sears

FRIEND                          Barbara Robinson

FRIEND                          Graeme Cuttriss


INTRODUCING a new feature soon to arrive for our loyal and enthusiastic hall supporters. We will be enabling direct marketing to your inbox if you choose to subscribe to the Hall's mailing list. In our digital age more folks are looking for information on upcoming events and gigs and a great way to do this is to provide your email address. We hope to make a regular newsletter style mail outs each month to keep you up to date.. HIT the SUBSCRIBE button below. 

Building restoration fund

The hall is managed by our small group of volunteers who need to apply for grants for all other projects. The markets generate an income to cover maintenance and utilities only. 


While the internal main hall has been recently painted and looks terrific in its heritage colours, the external east, west and south walls are in a poor state or repair with flaky paintwork, and exposed and rotting weatherboards.  We desperately need funds to replace the weatherboards and externally paint the whole hall.  This may cost between $50,000 and $100,000. This is a huge amount of money to raise.

We would be delighted if you would like to make a donation to our building restoration fund. Please make a direct payment to:

Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute Restoration Fund
BSB: 633000
ACC No: 1801321193


or contact us at via our contact form

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