Celebrating three decades of connection, community and camaraderie this Men’s Shed Week
Men’s Shed Week is an annual event that aims to raise community awareness, knowledge and interest in Men’s Sheds around the country. This year AMSA is leading a celebration of 30 Years of Sheds from Sunday 3 September to Saturday 9 September.
For many Australian men the local Men’s Shed offers somewhere to go, something to do and mates that make it all worthwhile. Since the first community shed for men opened its doors in 1993, the Shedding community has grown to encompass more than 2,500 Sheds in 12 countries.
Today over 1,300 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds benefit from membership of the Australian Men’s Shed Association. A figure that surpasses even the number of McDonald’s restaurants around the country.
The first community shed for men, ‘The Shed at Goolwa Heritage Club’, opened in Goolwa (South Australia) in February 1993.
30 Years of Sheds is a celebration of three decades of connection, community and camaraderie built on the shoulders of Shedders around the world.
30 Years of Sheds highlights significant ‘shedding’ milestones whilst acknowledging that the true success and impact of the Men’s Shed movement is owed to a community of people (mostly volunteers) that built and continue to drive the movement forward.
One of the most wonderful things about the Men’s Shed movement is that it has been a grassroots and community effort at all levels. Today’s Sheds are not the product of one person’s idea. There have been, and continues to be, many great contributors to our still growing community.
Tour de Shed VIC/SA
We’re going back to the birthplace of Men’s Sheds to celebrate Men’s Shed Week (3 -9 September 2023).
Join us on the journey from Tongala (VIC) to Goolwa (SA) celebrating 30 Years of Sheds.
Shedder’s Big BBQ Breakfast with Tongala Men’s Shed
Join us with Tongala Men’s Shed for a BBQ breakfast to kick off the Men’s Shed Week Tour de Shed.
The Shedder’s Big Breakfast will include displays and entertainment, with a side-serving of health information.
Tuesday 4 September
8.30am – 10.30am
Tongala Memorial Aged Care Facility
Shedder’s Big Day Out at Goolwa Oval
Join us in the birthplace of Men’s Sheds to celebrate 30 Years of Sheds.
The Shedder’s Big Day out will celebrate all things Shedding, as well as acknowledge the contributions of Men’s Sheds, and Shedders, since 1993.
The Shedder’s Big Day Out will feature Shed displays, demonstrations and entertainment, with a side-serving of health.
Firday 8 September
11.00am – 2.00pm
Host a Birthday BBQ (allocation now exhausted)
To get you in the mood for celebrating, we’ve got 30 Birthday BBQ packs for Men’s Sheds hosting a 30 Years of Sheds celebration during Men’s Shed Week.
Register your Men’s Shed Week Birthday BBQ to receive:
- $100 Prepaid VISA gift card, for catering
- 30 Years of Sheds Birthday Bunting
- 30 x 30 Years of Sheds edible cupcake toppers
- 10 x 30 Years of Sheds lapel pins
- 30 Years of Sheds Birthday BBQ invitation template
- 30 Years of Sheds Birthday BBQ poster template
- 30 Years of Sheds Birthday BBQ VIP invitation template
- 30 Years of Sheds Birthday BBQ local media release template
Check out our Men’s Shed Week Event Organiser’s Guide for some handy planning tips for your Birthday BBQ.
To register your event or find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org