About our shed
Buderim Men’s Shed is a place for members to meet in a convivial atmosphere, gain knowledge and improve their health. It is a place where they can learn or teach a variety of professional and trade skills, or just relax in the company of other like-minded men. The Men’s Shed also provides opportunities for members to undertake personal, Men’s Shed or community-based projects.
Members’ interests span an extensive range of activities. They include woodwork, wood turning, toy making, metal work, small engine repairs, orchid growing, gardening, art and sketching, computing, discussion groups, health and welfare group, music and instrument playing and upholstery. More activities to keep pace with member’s needs and aspirations are being considered.
Woodwork; Woodturning; Fitness Group; Metalwork; Leatherwork; Music; Toy Making; Sketching; Gardening; Computers (advanced & basic); Art; Lead lighting; Upholstery; French Polishing; Wood Carving; Recreation (pool & table tennis); Book Group; Discussion Group; Bicycle Repair; Healthy Cooking.
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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