19th to 22nd November 2021
Pending any COVID-19 Restrictions
The Marong 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.
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
Marong Workshop Location
Program & Fees
Friday: Arrive and set up at 2 pm. Faceting until 5 pm, then an evening session from 7 pm until 9 pm.
Saturday: Start at 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: 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: Start at 8 am faceting until 12.00 noon.
WORKSHOP FEES – We charge a Minimal Fee to attend the workshop. See details in the next column!
WORKSHOP FEES – We charge a minimal fee that helps to cover the cost of hiring the hall that we use for the workshop. By doing this, it helps to keep the cost of attending a workshop affordable for those who attend. Plus we are able to keep our membership fees low and affordable too.
Fees include tea/coffee refreshments during the workshop.
- Saturday & Sunday – Full day sessions.
AUD $3.00 per day (when attending with a machine) OR
AUD $1.50 per day (when attending without a machine)
- *Friday & *Monday – Half day sessions.
AUD $1.50 per day (when attending with a machine) OR
AUD $1.00 per day (when attending without a machine)
- * (when applicable)
What to Bring
Bring everything chair, table, adaptors, power board, 10x, head visor, transfer jig, dops, dopping medium, bucket, tissues, rough material and whatever you need for a good weekend’s faceting. Don’t forget your mug for a cuppa.
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.
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 to the trivia quiz.
Marong Family Hotel
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
Visitor Information 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 every day from 9 am to 5 pm (except Christmas Day).
Download the Official Visitor Guide