Membership levels

Invest in the Ballarat community by becoming a BMI member. Membership to the organisation allows you to borrow books from the lending library, as well as discounts to BMI events and other perks.

Full membership

Library access and borrowing rights (six books) from our collection of contemporary books, videos and magazines.

Free access to our magnificent Heritage Collection protected under Heritage Victoria as a unique mirror into the world of the 19th Century.

Discounts on Institute activities such as Twilight Talks, Film Nights, Historical Discussions, evenings instigated by the BMI.

Free access to the Internet via a library desktop PC or WiFi, plus discount on photocopying.

Placement on BMI information circulation list and functions invitation list including a monthly newsletter.

Rights to nominate for BMI Board of management, to vote in Board elections and attend the Annual General Meeting

Membership Subscription

Click on the button below to subscribe or renew your Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute Membership. Please have your credit card details ready for payment. 

Please note we no longer issue membership cards.

Subscription Rates

The following rates include GST:

Full Membership $66
Full Membership Pension Concession. $55
Two Year Full Membership $121
Two Year Concession Membership $99