Brunswick Mechanics Institute is committed to making our events, programs and venue as inclusive and accessible as possible.   

As advocates for embedding access services and inclusive practices into the development and presentation of art and events, Next Wave is excited to undertake management of Brunswick Mechanics Institute and align our values and actions with Moreland City Council’s Disability Access & Inclusion Plan.  

Recipient of the 2016 VicHealth Access & Inclusivity Award for Building Health through Art, Next Wave champions best-practice access and inclusivity at all levels of our activity.   

In line with our whole-of-organisation commitment to ‘listen hard’, as the new managers of Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Next Wave plan to undertake a learning-driven consultation process related to our access services and infrastructure; investigating how we can best work to share our values with artists and hirers, facilitate access to the venue, and provide inclusive experiences for patrons with disability in the local Moreland community, and beyond.   

If you’d like to have a chat with us about any of these things, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.   

Contact Us

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Telephone: (03) 9387 3376
National Relay Service: Ask for Brunswick Mechanics Institute on (03) 9387 3376
Email: mechanics@nextwave.org.au

Using this website

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We are committed to improving the accessibility of this website and the materials it contains.   

Please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulty, or have suggestions for improvements.  

For navigation and appearance assistance, head to the Department of Human Services, which provides guidance on navigating websites using a keyboard, and changing your font size, style and colour, depending on which browser you use.  

And if you need event descriptions and/or venue information in another format, please call us on (03) 9387 3376 so we can send them to you.  

Events and booking tickets 

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You can book tickets and view access services being offered for each event through the What’s On section of this website.    

Brunswick Mechanics Institute can currently only process ticket sales at the venue an hour before each performance. All presales must go through the event’s chosen presenter or provider via the link on their event page.   

If you are having difficulty purchasing tickets and would like some assistance, please call (03) 9387 3376 during business hours or email mechanics@nextwave.org.au  

We’ll aim to connect you to the right site or provider, or have them contact you directly.    

Companion Card holders qualify for concession price tickets to all Brunswick Mechanics Institute events and receive a complimentary ticket for their companion. The companion ticket must be booked at the same time as the purchased ticket.   

Plan your visit

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Entry Access  

Brunswick Mechanics Institute is a wheelchair accessible venue, with an accessible bathroom. The venue operates all on one level. There are no stairs, steps or lifts within the building, however flooring can be uneven in places.   

Accessible entry to the building is via the front door, which has a ramp to its right (if viewing from Sydney Road). This is the main entrance and exit to the building for all patrons.   

Car

General permit parking is available in the carpark directly behind the venue with entry located on David St.   

The car park permit hours of operation are 8am – 5pm. Parking after 5pm is free.    

There are 2 x wheelchair accessible parking spaces located at the corner of David St and Glenlyon Rd, and another 2 x wheelchair accessible parking spaces located a little further down Glenlyon Rd, in front of the Brunswick Community Health Centre.  

If navigating to the venue entrance from these parking spaces, you’ll need to head back up Glenlyon Rd (towards Sydney Road), in order to enter the venue.   

For further information on parking permits and a list of wheelchair accessible parking spaces in the Moreland district, please visit the Moreland City Council website.