About our shed

About Us

The Burnie Men's Shed aims to support an open and interactive environment for men to learn, exchange and create. and Enjoy our selves.

This shed is a place where men can do shed stuff. From the small projects to the big projects. Wood, steel, glass, computers, fly-tying and so much more. You name it if it has been done in a shed then we can do it in this big shed.
It also is a space to make new friends. For some it fills the gap after retirement. A space where men are just talking men's crap and we feel comfortable. No hassles, everyone is equal, and a lot of respect. We share skills, ideas, and help one another with jobs. Most importantly we do it with a bit of a laugh and just have some fun.

Men Only

Shed Activities

Wood, steel, glass, computers, fly-tying and so much more

Find us


Lawrence McGuinness

14 Smith St Wivenhoe, TAS 7320
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Positive impacts


"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.

Watch — More than just a shed

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