The BMI is a not for profit organisation that is an absolute treasure to the local and wider community. As an old building, maintenance is as on going challenge.

The BMI attracts Tax Deductible status from the Australian Tax Office. As the BMI receives no recurrent funding from governments it relies on the support of philanthropic trusts and individual benefactors to enable it to maintain this historic building.

If you would like to make a donation please complete the form on this page or visit the library to make a contribution.

The BMI receives no recurrent funding from any tier of government. Its source of income comes from membership and venue hire.

The BMI relies on philanthropic bequests, trusts, estates and donations.

If you would like to ensure the sustainability of this magnificent building please consider making a donation or remembering the BMI in your will.

The BMI holds deductible gift recipient status with the ATO: Ballarat Mechanics Institute library and building development and restoration fund, ABN 53 004 034 575.

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