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Aims of AMSA

The objectives of the Association are:

  • Implement a national compliance standard for Men’s Sheds.
  • Provide practical support for existing Men’s Sheds and assistance in the development of new Men’s Sheds.
  • Provide insurance services specifically tailored for the Men’s Shed environment including Public and Product Liability, Contents and Building Insurance at affordable rates.
  • Provide usable Men’s Shed specific Health & Safety and Risk Management systems plus training support.
  • Represent all Men’s Sheds and their members in a fair and unbiased manner.
  • Publicize and promote the Men’s Shed concept.
  • Act as a collective body to source commercial sponsorship and secure Government commitment for the ongoing support of Men’s Sheds.
  • Organize and conduct the National Conference on a bi-annual basis.
  • Promote Men’s health programs within Men’s Sheds.
  • Encourage Social Inclusion by assisting communities to develop Men’s Sheds and foster their self-sustaining capacity.
  • Highlight the need for meaningful activities to be available for males within their communities.
  • Engage relevant bodies to achieve the purpose and outcomes of the broader Men’s Sheds community.
  • Maintain communications between members through the national newsletter, news bulletins and website.
  • Identify and nurture innovative ideas and activities into the Men’s Sheds environment.
  • Promote and develop activities for men within communities.
  • The Association will not have any direct control or responsibility for any individual ‘Men’s Sheds’.