19th to 22nd November 2021
COVID-19 Restrictions may Apply
The Marong Workshop is held at the Marong Community Hall, 36 Torrens St, Marong VIC 3515.
This Workshop will be subject to mandated Covid-19 Health Restrictions, including QR Check-in with proof of immunisation, Social Distancing, Hygiene Practices, and Mask Wearing.
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, Glamping Tents and Van Sites available.
This is a Big 4 Caravan Park.
Please book early as there are limited sites available.
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Marong Workshop Location
Program & Fees
Friday 19th: Arrive and set up at 2 pm. Faceting until 5 pm, then an evening session from 7 pm until 9 pm.
Saturday 20th: Start workshop at 8 am and facet all day until 5 pm. Then our Annual Christmas Dinner will be held at the workshop venue, the Marong Community Hall. Arrive at 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start.
Sunday 21st: Start 8 am faceting until 10.30 am when General Meeting starts. After Meeting, continue faceting till 5.00 pm. The evening faceting session will recommence at 7 pm and run until 9 pm.
Monday 22nd: Start 8 am faceting until 1.00 pm. Pack-up, clean and tidy the Hall in time for 2.00 pm departure.
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 cover the cost of hiring the hall we use for the workshop. Doing this helps to keep the cost of attending a workshop affordable for those who attend. Plus we can 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.
Social Dinner (Saturday 20th)
The annual Christmas Dinner will be held at the Marong Community Hall and starts at 6.00 pm for those attending the Workshop. Our members will put it on at no charge to attendees and comprises of cold meat and salads.
The evening will include a Kris Kringle, so please bring a small present to the value of $10.00 maximum if wishing to participate, with women buying something suitable for a woman and men for a man.
Please let us know if you intend to come Christmas Party/Dinner by clicking the BOOK NOW – SOCIAL DINNER button, as we need to know numbers for catering purposes. Don’t forget to tell us of any special dietary needs.
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 Victorian Facetors’ Group members.
The park owners and their staff look forward to personally welcoming you to Big 4 Bendigo Holiday Park and the historic Goldfields region. The park offers free WIFI and 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