About our shed
We are located in the Wallsend area of Newcastle, Blue Gum Hills is a large area that covers Minmi, Fletcher, Maryland, Cameron Park area. Our shed is now up and running at the Corner of Ganney Rd and Bousfield Street. New members are always welcome. Feel free to contact us at anytime.
Men’s Sheds are not just for men, they are for all people who want to help with activities and raising funds to help support local repairs both in our shed and in the community.
We also have our “Blue Gum Hills Men’s Shed Women’s Auxiliary”, and we encourage new members to this group. They help to raise money through various activities both at the shed and outside for our community activities. They meet once a week at the Men’s Shed on Thursdays at 11 am.
The Men’s Shed members normally have their Morning Tea break in our social room on Tue,Wed & Thur about 9:30 am at 20 Ganney Road Wallsend (corner Ganney Rd & Bousfield St). Anybody from the community is welcome to come in and meet our members, have a look at our site and see what we do, please call 0437525888 to confirm if you would like to come and visit.
If you are interested in finding out more about us, please get in contact with us or come along to our shed and get to know the rest of the members.
New members are welcome and it only costs $20.00 per year to join.
Community charity projects for the disabled and those who are needy. Also we do community projects for hospitals, schools, child care centres and retirement villages, to name just a few of the things we do.
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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