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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 Newsletter issued three times per year 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 $30

Overseas $35

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.





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