Murtoa Mechanics Institute Hall

For event bookings and information, phone 03 5385 2398.

Murtoa Recreation Reserve

  • Murtoa Showyards Committee of Management
  • Lake Street, Murtoa
  • 03 5385 2368

John Gawith: 03 5385 2470
Paul Petering: 03 0428 852 746

For event bookings and information, phone 03 5385 2368.

Murtoa/Marma Race Club

  • Phil Childs
  • 03 5385 2368

Located at the southern edge of town, the Murtoa Race Course has good facilities and lovely, treed surrounds, with Lake Marma nearby. Murtoa retains the major event of the Murtoa Cup held in early October each year.

The Stick Shed

Originally built as a war-time emergency grain storage in 1941, this unique structure has become a memorial to Aussie ingenuity and the local farming community.

It was constructed using over 560 natural mountain ash poles and is 270m in length. Soaring to 19m in height and a width of 60m, it gives the impression of a vast forest inside, and the sheer volume of this empty building, given its bush-style construction methods, is overwhelming.

The Stick Shed is Heritage Listed in Victoria and the 101st listing on the National Heritage List. These listing ensure that The Stick Shed will be protected and celebrated for future generations.

Recently a passionate Committee of Management has been formed and The Stick Shed is now open for viewing: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-12.30pm and Sunday 10am-2pm; or if a group inspection is required at another time please contact us to make arrangements.

The Stick Shed is also open during Murtoa’s Big Weekend festival conducted annually over the first weekend in October and has recently delighted large crowds with a successful Singing in the Stick Shed massed choir. Committee organisers are keen to see regular events held in this magnificent building.