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Port Albert Hall

Since 1875, Port Albert Mechanics’ Institute Hall has been the heart of our community. Host your next event in this historic venue, steeped in tradition and charm. We have two halls to choose from.

Mechanics Institute Hall

Established in 1878, the Port Albert Mechanics Institute Hall stands as a testament to the rich history and vibrant community spirit of this charming coastal town.


Nestled in a locale steeped in history, the hall has been an integral part of Port Albert since its days as a bustling port settlement in the 1840s.

Over the decades, the hall has played host to countless events, serving as a hub for social gatherings, cultural happenings, and community celebrations. From lively dances and concerts to the local cinema experience of yesteryears, the hall has witnessed it all.


Today, following significant refurbishments, the Port Albert Mechanics Institute Hall continues to be a cornerstone of the community, offering a versatile venue for a wide range of events.


Whether it's weddings, parties, dances, funerals, exhibitions, conferences, or community gatherings, the hall provides the perfect setting.

The Mechanics Institute Hall, the larger of the two halls, can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests banquet-style, while the "Small Hall," formerly the Port Albert School, is ideal for more intimate events and meetings, with seating for up to 50 people.


Both halls are wheelchair accessible, ensuring that everyone in the community can participate and enjoy the events hosted here.


Managed by the Port Albert Progress Association (PAPA), the Mechanics Institute Halls are available for rental, providing the perfect venue for both local residents and visitors to come together and create unforgettable memories in a setting rich with history and community spirit.

Located at 20 Victoria Street Port Albert Vic 3971.

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Mechanics Small Hall - Port Albert - Gippsland

Small Hall

Looking for a cozy venue for your next intimate event or meeting? Look no further than the Mechanics Institute Small Hall!

Originally a local church, it then had a use as the Port Albert School, this charming space offers seating for up to 50 people, making it perfect for smaller gatherings.


Located within the Mechanics Institute Halls, our Small Hall is wheelchair accessible, ensuring that everyone in the community can participate in and enjoy the events hosted here.

Whether you're planning a workshop, seminar, or a small celebration, our Small Hall provides the ideal setting for your event. Contact us today to book this versatile and welcoming space!

Located at 20 Victoria Street Port Albert Vic 3971.


Celebrate your special day by the sea at the historic Mechanics Institute Halls in Port Albert!


Our newly refurbished halls provide the perfect setting for your wedding festivities. Exchange your vows in the intimate charm of our Small Hall, formerly the town's church, and then simply stroll next door to continue the celebrations at your reception. With seating for up to 50 guests, it's the ideal space for a cozy and romantic ceremony.

Don't forget to capture romantic photos by the jetties and make memories to last a lifetime. Contact us today to start planning your dream wedding by the sea!

Mechanics Hall Wedding - Port Albert - Gippsland
Mechanics Hall Celebrations - Port Albert - Gippsland


If you are looking for the perfect venue to host your upcoming celebration, then look no further than the Port Albert Halls!


Whether you're planning a birthday party, anniversary celebration, engagement party, dances, wedding reception, school reunion, children's event, or any other special occasion, our halls are the ideal choice.


Enjoy the sunny weather by taking advantage of the seating outside the hall, providing a perfect spot to gather with family and friends during the warmer months.


Our large yard and terrace offer ample space for outdoor activities, day or night, ensuring that your event is a memorable one.


Contact us today to book our versatile and charming venue for your next celebration!


Looking for the perfect venue thats out of the city for your next conference or meeting?  Look no further than the Mechanics Institute Halls in Port Albert!

Our venue offers two versatile spaces to accommodate your needs. The Small Hall is perfect for smaller meetings, while the larger Mechanics Hall provides a spacious open area, complete with a kitchen and storage facilities.


Additionally, the Mechanics Hall is equipped with a state-of-the-art roof-mounted data projector, screen, and sound system with microphones, ensuring your presentations are top-notch.


Staying local? There are plenty of accommodation options for attendees, along with great food and drink options nearby.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and relax between conference sessions. Contact us today to book our venue for your next successful conference or meeting!

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Mechanics Hall Funeral Receptions - Port Albert - Gippsland

Funeral Reception

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, but our renovated halls provide a beautiful and serene location to honor their memory.


Whether you're planning a large gathering or a more intimate farewell, we can accommodate events of any size. Our kitchen facilities are available for catering, ensuring your guests are well taken care of during this difficult time.


Our outside courtyard offers a peaceful escape for those in need of quiet reflection, especially beautiful on sunny days. Plus, all our halls are wheelchair accessible, with the main hall featuring street-level entry for a stress-free final departure.


Contact us today to discuss which hall best suits your funeral reception requirements.

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Port Albert has an accommodation style to suit everyones needs and budget.

Make the most of Port Albert's location in South Gippsland using the wonderfully diverse range of accommodation options. 


Choose from cosy B&Bs, self-contained coastal cottages, motels, and free RV camping locations.

Things to do in Port Albert

There is always something to do in Port Albert, you'll love spending time here...

​If you are planning an event here in Port Albert, we've got a whole range of things that will keep you and your guests busy.

  • Historic Building.

  • Walking and Bike Trails

  • Fishing and Boat Charters

  • Local Restaurants and Cafes

  • Arts and Culture

  • Health and Fitness

  • Childrens Activities

  • Port Albert Events.

  • Surrunding Areas: Wilsons Promontory, Ninety Mile Beach, Tarra Bulga.

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