Men’s Sheds have come a long way since the early days, and especially in the last decade. Together we’ve made some great achievements in changing the lives of many thousands of Australian men and communities. With this comes a great deal of complexity in running the Shed – which we recognise is a big job for Committee Members. As Men’s Sheds grow to serve communities, so grows the need to ensure good governance as well as practices that follow legal standards and frameworks.

The AMSA team has a wealth of experience working in and for the benefit of Men’s Sheds – all over the country, and the world. Looking ahead, we’ve joined forces with Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law program to bring you a unique combination of Men’s Shed insights and not-for-profit law experience. We’re working together to help you navigate the laws that impact your Men’s Shed including in the following areas:

  • Roles and responsibilities of running the Shed
  • Seeking funds and holding events
  • Important agreements
  • Reporting to government
  • Insurance and risk
  • Tax
  • Disputes and conflict
  • Working with other organisations

Together, AMSA and Justice Connect are here to assist you with information, education and practical advice when it comes to your Shed and  the law. If you require assistance or advice on any not-for-profit legal issues, contact us at or 1300 550 009 so we can assess whether Not-for-profit Law can assist.

Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law program also have a full suite of free resources available on their website:

AMSA Chairman Paul Sladdin spoke with Bohdi Dun and Daniel Komesaroff from NFP Law about three key aspects for Men’s Sheds when it comes to NFP law.

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