About our shed
We are an active men's Shed that has been going since May 2010. Our membership hovers around 40 to 43 members. Membership is $25 for the first year (July to June) and then $20 per year. We also ask for a gold coin each time members attend to cover costs of morning tea.
On the third Thursday of the month we have a monthly meeting followed by a BBQ lunch for $5 per member.
Our Shed is in an old Department store building marked as 'The Big Store' that is over 100 years old and is shared with a local business. Inside we have a display case that is one of the original display cases when the building was first opened. We have a collection of old tools in the cabinet.
We are located in the main street adjacent to the 'Claytons' pedestrian crossing (The pedestrian crossing you have when you don't have a pedestrian crossing) opposite the Butchers.
Manufacturing above ground corrugated iron garden beds.
Restoring old furniture for residents
Repairing old furniture for residents and for sale
Sale of recycled furniture
Putting together flat pack items
Playing pool (excellent half size table)
Chewing the 'fat' over a cuppa
Anything else that members come up with
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— "I've found a great group of mates"
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds