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Learn Local
The Ballan Community House is a Learn Local organisation offering a range of education and training programs designed to meet your learning needs.

Facilities for hire

The Mechanics' Institute Reserve provides a range of rooms for hire through the Mechanic's Institute Reserve These include:                             

Hall with Stage

Theatre Style: 200 people

Cabaret/Restaurant style: 130 people

Cocktail Party style: 150 people

Dimensions: 18.0 x 9.2 m

Incorporates sound system and microphones, piano. Projection equipment is also available on request

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Supper Room

Theatre Style: 80 people

Restaurant Style: 50 people

Dimensions: 8.4 x 9.2 m

Direct access available to commercial kitchen, includes presentation screen

Green Room

Board Style: 20

Cocktail Party Style: 35

Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.8 m


 Spacious commercial style kitchen with servery suitable for receiving & presentation of meals

Craft Room

12 to 15 people 

Dimensions: 6.0 x 5.0 m

A small, general-purpose room for smaller groups and classes, particularly suitable for art and craft based activities such as drawing, sewing and patchwork

Meeting Room

12 to 15 people

Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.8 m

A room for more smaller group meetings and classes. Includes screen for presentations.

General Information

Disabled Access

From Mechanics' Institute Reserve Carpark, (Steiglitz St)

Contact detials

Contact the Mechanics Institute Reserve for all enquires and further information by phoning the Community House on 5368 1934