For more than ten years the Australian Men’s Shed Association has supported the establishment of thousands of Men’s Sheds and Men’s Shed organisations worldwide.
AMSA’s focus is on operations across our four key pillars “shed support, advocacy, men’s health and community” to continue our current services, and grow in order to make a positive impact for the benefit, development and sustainability of Men’s Sheds in Australia—whilst always keeping grassroots Men’s Sheds and shedders in mind.
The AMSA Board has overall responsibility for the management of AMSA; endorsing strategic direction, monitoring organisation performance and ensuring that the organisation has effective structures and governance mechanisms in place to succeed. The Board is committed to proper and effective governance to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in our operations.
The AMSA Board recognises its role in overseeing the determination and implementation of policies and processes that reflect good corporate governance which is aligned with the five pillars of governance standards recommended by the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, our contractual commitments and stakeholder expectations.
A Board comprising of six (6) elected state-based directors (two (2) year terms) and up to five (5) board-appointed specialist directors (three (3) year terms).
Any AMSA member Men’s Shed that has been a financial member for more than 12 months will be eligible to nominate a member of that shed to stand for election to the AMSA Board.
The recognition of any AMSA member Men’s Shed with a membership tenure of more than 12 months, as a voting member with rights to vote at all general meetings. Each eligible member Men’s Shed will be entitled to one (1) vote.
To enable incorporated state organisations, that satisfy membership criteria, to apply for AMSA membership. Any AMSA member state organisation with a membership tenure of more than 12 months will be recognised as a voting member with rights to vote at all general meetings. Each eligible member state organisation will be entitled to five (5) votes.
The Constitution and By-Laws make provision for the formation of committees to provide detailed advice to the AMSA Board on a range of issues relevant to the organisation.
AMSA Corporate Governance Statement
Membership By-Laws Men’s Sheds (February 2021)
Membership By-Laws State Associations (February 2021)
Membership By-Laws Non-Men’s Shed Subscribers (February 2021)
Membership By-Laws Explanatory Notes (February 2021)
The Australian Men’s Shed Association 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday 16 December. Members have received information via email and post, and are invited to attend.
Nominations for Member-Elected Directors in Western Australia, Victoria & Queensland
In order to comply with the AMSA Constitution the Board must comprise of Member-Elected Directors from six regions, in addition to Board Appointed Directors. This year’s election is calling for nominations for Member-Elected Directors based in the regions of Western Australia, Victoria & Queensland.
Members of AMSA member Men’s Sheds in these regions are invited to nominate, providing they meet the eligibility requirements. Nominations open on 13 October 2022 and close on 4 November 2022.
- Governance Review of AMSA commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health (2020-21)
- Evaluation of the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) against their funding agreement – Siggins Miller (2018)
- AMSA 2020 Member Survey Report – Alliance Planning (2020)
- AMSA Financial Statements (30 June 2022)
- AMSA Financial Statements (30 June 2021)
- AMSA AGM Minutes 2021
- AMSA AGM Minutes 2020