2024 Tolmie Muster weekend 22nd – 24th November....   
   Commences Friday night.

VBPMA Committee has decided upon a new venue for the 2024 Muster: TOLMIE, just 28 km from Mansfield. More information will be added to the Facebook page when the program firms up further.

Tolmie Bush Entertainment Muster

In addition to the information below, a map of Tolmie and district along with details of 'Things to do' can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Set amongst a stand of large eucalypts, the Tolmie Sportsground is in a peaceful setting off the main roads, that is becoming a popular camping location, not only for those passing through but also for 4WD and recreational vehicle groups.

Providing excellent camping facilities including shower/toilet block, electric BBQ, camp kitchen with sinks and microwave, plus kids playground, horse stables and yards and the large sporting oval it is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Tennis courts are also available for hire.

Sites are unpowered and suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans and bigger rigs. A fee is payable in advance via the honesty box on the outside of the showers. There is a mud map adjacent to the honesty box showing where you can/can’t camp. There is a $7.50 per person per night site fee.

Day and/or evening visitors are welcome. No entry fee for Muster or segments but a donation will be appreciated for Saturday night Concert. BYO Chairs. VBPMA enquiries: Tim Sheed 0438 861 271 or Jan Lewis 0422 848 707.

Join Victorian Bush Poetry and Music Assoc, $10 single or $15 Household.

NOTE ... Venue is ideally for self contained Caravaneers, Motor Homes, and campers. NO Powered sites.

Muster Event Programme...

2024 TOLMIE MUSTER WEEKEND proposed program.

Light breakfasts available from 7.30am to 9am.

Note. Times for day sessions appear in the flyer image above.

Sunday 12 noon Muster ends. Assistance with packing up appreciated.

If you have not previously visited the Mansfield / Tolmie area we are sure you will find it all impressive and the climate agreeable.

Download membership form CLICK HERE.

Victorian Song Championship...

These competitions have been discontinued.

2019 – Wayne Anderson & Jane Crowe
2018 – Dona McQueen
2017 – Richard Bushnell
2016 – Dona McQueen
2015 – Pengally Lane (Basia & Phonse)
2014 – Christine Middleton
2013 – Christine Middleton & Tim Sheed
2012 – Neil Higgins

"Non Original Song"

2019 – Wayne Anderson & Jane Crowe
2018 – Dona McQueen
2017 – Liz Seaton
2016 – Dona McQueen
2015 – Elysium
2014 – Basia Olejniczak
2013 – Christine Middleton & Tim Sheed
2012 – Neil Higgins

"Original Song"
2019 – Wayne Anderson & Jane Crowe
2018 – Dona McQueen
2017 – Michelle Ferguson
2016 – Rusty Tin (Rick Webb)
2015 – Pengally Lane
2014 – Maggie Somerville
2013 – Ray Lobo
2012 – Christine Middleton & Tim Sheed

Click below to check out the other great events.
Annual Victorian Championships...click here


Past Award Winners at Muster...

Performer of the Muster
2019 – Lorraine McCrimmon
2018 – Christine Boult
2017 – Sue Pearce

Poet of the Muster
2016 – Sue Pearce
2015 – Colin Milligan
2014 – Jenny Markwell
2013 – Jenny Markwell
2012 – Val Kirley

Yarn Spinner of the Muster
2016 – Jim Carlisle
2015 – Ken Jones
2014 – Mick Coventry
2013 – Mick Coventry
2012 – Colin Carrington

Note, we no longer have a Poet or Yarn Spinner of the Muster. They were dropped when Performer of Muster was introduced in 2017.

Carol Reffold Memorial One Minute Poem...

2019 – Jan Bentley


Ross Noble Memorial Novice Poet...

2019 – Ben Hoeksema
2018 – Seamus Foley
2017 – Liz Dorsett
2016 – Dona McQueen
2015 – Julie Morris
2014 – Ken Prato
2013 – James Howard
2012 – Was not held.

Val Kirley

Val Kirley – Poet of the Muster 2012.
VBPMA and Weary Dunlop statue After the ANZAC Tribute at Weary Dunlop statue.
Peter Rowlands and 'Chip' on his shoulder.jpg Peter Rowlands with his Corella ‘Chip’ on the shoulder.
Christine Middleton and Tim Sheed 2013 Victorian Song Champions – Christine Middleton and Tim Sheed.