About our shed
We are an inclusive shed, open to males above the age of 18.
As our aim is the well being of members and the community, our selection criteria is generally limited to maintaining safety for all members and the ability for all to enjoy.
Our membership is diverse in, including background, skills, knowledge, language, birthplace, financial and personalities.
We are a member driven organisation aiming to cater for member requirements and to help individuals and organisations within our community.
Our activity within the shed is mainly communicating with each other, whether over a cuppa, on the job, in the garden or around the table. Other activities include: woodwork, metal work, restoration, recycling, creative projects, gardening, fund raising and special projects like RUOK days and working with youth groups.
Outside our Shed the activities include:
Providing special items for local organisations viz. RSL Youth Club, Uniting Church, Bulli Community Center, Black Diamond Historical Museum and many others.
Working on special projects with the Woonona Bulli RSL, one of our major sponsors.
Bill van Brakel
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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