Interested in becoming a member of the Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc?

Simply print out the Membership Form which you can download as a pdf from here.

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If you or your organisation become a member of the Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc., you will be supporting its endeavours to preserve the rich heritage of Mechanics’ Institutes. You will benefit from:

  • Access to the combined resources of Mechanics' Institutes throughout Victoria and Australia through the Mechanics' Institutes Resource Centre. The MIRC is a repository of valuable records and ephemera of current or closed Mechanics Institutes.
  • Information sharing (both giving and receiving) of the knowledge of individuals and Institutions of like minded aims and ideals.
  • Representation through the committee members and others of the MIV to local and State government bodies.
  • Receiving a quarterly Newsletter which informs you of the problems and successes of other Mechanics Institutions or Halls throughout Victoria as well as matters of interest pertinent to the operation of MIs.
  • Sharing in the development and preservation of Institutes, their Halls and buildings and the remarkable history of many of these organisations during the past 170 years or so.
  • Enjoying the bus tours, meetings and events organised to celebrate our cultural heritage.

Annual membership fees are as follows:

  • Individuals/ Institutes $20
  • Overseas $30
  • Corporate $50

If you would like to become a member, please print and complete a membership (links above) form and post it to:

Membership Secretary
Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc.
PO Box 1080
Windsor, V 3181.