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How to Start and Run a Men’s Shed

How to Start and Run a Men’s Shed

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A major aim of the Association is to assist existing sheds in their managerial and operational practices and help organisations who wish to set up a Men’s Shed.

The AMSA Interactive Manual is an updated version of the original ‘Setting Up a Men’s Shed’ guide produced in 2007 with thousands of copies being circulated both in Australia and internationally over the past eight years.

The AMSA Interactive Manual is the quintessential guide for developing and operational Men’s Sheds. It provides a clear, concise and user friendly format to simplify the process in starting and operating a Men’s Shed. Since its release in July 2012, 4225 copies have been downloaded from across Australia and internationally.

The manual is supported by a diverse range of resources and ongoing information and advice provided by the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

The new manual has two distinct sections:

  • ‘How to Start’ a Men’s Shed – from the initial idea through to building and funding
  • ‘How to Run’ a Men’s Shed – providing information and documentation typically necessary for the successful operations and sustainability of a Shed.

For further information contact either the Membership & Insurance Manager, Mel White on 1300 550 009 or email or the Shed Development Manager, Liz MacDonald on 0408 466 401 or email