A view of the Marong Community Hall, looking from the carpark.

Marong Workshop - 20th to 23rd November 2020

Venue & Accommodation

Workshop Venue:

The Workshop is held at the Marong Community Hall, 36 Torrens St, Marong VIC 3515.  From Melbourne: Take the Calder Hwy towards Bendigo.

At Ravenswood, turn left onto the A790 heading towards Marong & Mildura. In the centre of Marong, turn left onto the Calder Hwy, heading towards Mildura. 

The Big 4 Caravan Park is approximately 300 metres on the left, and Torrens Street, where the Marong Community Hall is located is on the right almost opposite the Caravan Park.    See location on our Home page, or on Google Maps.


Big 4 Bendigo Marong Caravan Park,

1449 Calder Highway, Marong, 3515. Phone: (03) 5435 2329  Free Call: 1800 642 329  Good Cabins and On-Site Vans available. This is a Big 4 Caravan Park.

Please book early as there are limited sites available. Please tell them you are with the V.F.G

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Click the red button below for more information about our Workshops, or Contact Us about this great end-of-year Workshop.

Marong Workshop - Additional Information

The Marong Community Hall (Viewing towards the entrance.).

Program & Fees

  • Friday 20th: Arrive and set up 2 pm. Faceting until 5 pm, then an evening session from 7 pm until 9 pm.
  • Saturday 21st: Start 8 am faceting all day until 5 pm, followed by Dinner at the Marong Community Hall, starting at approximately 5.30 pm. Faceting will then recommence from 7 pm to 9 pm. (To be confirmed)
  • Sunday 22nd: Start 8 am faceting until 10.30 am when Meeting starts. After meeting continue faceting till 5.00 pm. Then our Annual Christmas Dinner, arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start. (To be confirmed)
  • Monday 23rd: Start 8 am faceting until 12.00 noon.

WORKSHOP FEES - We charge a Minimal Fee to attend the workshop.

A platter with BBQ Steak with Sauce & Vegetables.

Barbecue Dinner (Saturday Night)

For those attending the Workshop, Dinner on Saturday evening will be held at the Marong Community Hall, and starts at approximately 5.30 pm. 

All meat and salads will be supplied.

Note: Details to be confirmed!

Please let us know if you intend to come by Booking Now, as we need to supply numbers to our catering staff. Don’t forget to tell us of any special dietary needs.

A Formal Dinner Setting.

Annual Christmas Dinner

The Victorian Facetors' Group's Annual Christmas Dinner will be at the Marong Family Hotel on the Sunday evening of the Workshop.

Note: Details to be confirmed!

Like last year, we are again going to be running a Kris Kringle, where we all bring a small present, to the value of $10.00. Ladies buy for the ladies and men buy for the men. Don’t forget to bring a pencil for the trivia quiz.

Marong Family Hotel

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A general view of the Big4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park.

Big 4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park

BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park is an ideal location to stay while at Marong for the Faceting Workshop.  The Park promises you a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay along with other members of the Victorian Facetors' Group.

Owner Justin Morris looks forward to personally welcoming you to BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park and the stunning historic Goldfields region. They offer free wifi, as well as a relaxed holiday park experience, in a lovely rural setting.

Enjoy all of the tourist activities in the region, or just relax in the park and make the most of the facilities on offer. The award winning Marong Family Hotel is just a 300 metre stroll from the park, to cater for all of your lunch and dinner needs.

All sites are located in close proximity to our centrally located amenities, camp kitchen and BBQ facilities.

BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park, 1449 Calder Highway, Bendigo, 3515

Big4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park (Holiday Cabins).
Big4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park (View of a Campsite.).

Visitor Information Centre

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Bendigo Visitor Information Centre

Bendigo Visitor Centre contact information

Freecall: 1800 813 153

Phone: 03 5434 6060

International Dialing: +61 3 5434 6060

Email: tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Address: 51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo.

Open every day from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day)

Learn more about the Bendigo Visitor Centre

Image showing the Bendigo Visitor Centre.

Much more than maps and information...

Situated in the historic Post Office, Bendigo Visitor Centre can help you sort out all your needs while you are here, including accommodation, shopping, dining, booking attractions & tours, and provide you visitor information, map and guide books.

They also have quality gifts and souvenirs so it is a must stop during your Bendigo Visit.  The Visitor Centre opens everyday from 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day).

Download the Official Visitor Guide

Faceting Workshops

About Our Workshops

About Our Workshops

About Our Workshops

A typical Workshop with many members bringing their faceting machines to use.

The Victorian Facetors’ Group promotes the faceting of natural and man-made gemstones and the enjoyment of this hobby. This is achieved through our popular faceting workshops.

Whether you are a member of a gem club or not, or an old hand or even a novice, our Beechworth Workshop will help take your faceting skills to the next level.


About Our Workshops

About Our Workshops

A cut and polished Citrine cut as a Standard Brilliant.

Our Group meets four times a year in different locations across Victoria running four-day Faceting Workshops.

The object is to give as many members as possible the chance to attend a workshop and get together with like-minded facetors in a very supportive and welcoming environment.

Workshop Dates

About Our Workshops

Workshop Dates

Polishing the Table of a gemstone on a faceting lap.

Faceting Workshops are usually held as follows:

3rd Weekend February

3rd Weekend May

2nd Weekend August

3rd Weekend November

Full details and what we do are published in our quarterly Newsletter.

What We Do

Visitors Welcome

Workshop Dates

Polishing the pavilion of a gemstone on a type-metal lap.

Bring your own faceting machine and divide your time between faceting, and sharing advice, and participating in some friendly discussion sessions. Or just call in for a coffee.

Perhaps contemplating the purchase of your first faceting machine?

We usually have a variety of models in operation so you can compare them and chat with the owners.

Learning Skills

Visitors Welcome

Visitors Welcome

Inspecting a polished facet with a 10X hand loupe.

There are always experienced people

on hand if you need help – And it is

always willingly provided.

Expand your Interest in Faceting

Our Workshops are designed for people of all ages, and for any level of skill in a most friendly environment.

Visitors Welcome

Visitors Welcome

Visitors Welcome

A pair of faceted stones suitable for earrings.

Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome to any of our Workshops, and may attend for the entire four days or you may prefer to just come and visit for a few hours or even a couple of days.