The Romsey Mechanics’ Institute (RMI) is situated in the centre of Romsey at 122 Main Street.
The RMI is a “Not For Profit” organisation run by a local, volunteer Committee of Management (CoM). The main hall and various other rooms are available for use by the public. We have a number of Regular User groups (RSL, CWA etc) as well as many Casual Users (weddings, funerals, concerts, birthday parties etc). The CoM operates, and is incorporated, under the auspices of the Victorian State Government.
Our facility is built on Crown Land and is owned by the people of Victoria. The CoM reports to, and answers directly to, the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP).
The RMI does not receive any regular funding from local, state or federal government or from private or corporate sponsors. The CoM is a self-funding body, fees from regular and casual users assist us to continue operating however, each year the CoM seeks financial support through applications to a wide variety of grants. These applications target specific areas of the Institute that need major maintenance or where innovative works are required to increase the utility of the building
Users may hire;
- The Supper Room.
- The Main Hall.
- The Noel Shaw Committee Room.
- The whole building which includes kitchen facilities.
- The AV system, (sound, projector and motorised screen)
The RMI has 18 six-seat tables and over 220 chairs for use during functions.
There is gas heating in the hall and supper room. The cost of heating and a refundable bond ($500.00) are included in the hire fee.
The main hall heater has been modified and a two-hour timer switch put in place. All patrons have to do is press the switch at the beginning of the event and then every two hours. This is a simple process and one that will make sure the heater is not left on for extended periods after an event.
The Supper Room heaters are switch on/switch off at the heater (NOT AT THE POWER PLUG ON THE WALL). We ask that hirers please read and follow the information concerning the Supper Room heaters as incorrect operation leads to expensive repairs.