About our shed
Harry's Shed opened in August 2013 with a great workshop space under the Community Centre, 1a Gipps Road, Concord. The Shed has hand tools, power tools, wood-turning lathes, welding gear, nuts and bolts, wood, and other bits and pieces. It is a fantastic place to work on local community and other projects in a relaxed and creative environment - no experience necessary! Harry's Shed is a place to:
- Make something
- Learn something
Four good reasons to join Harry's Shed
Are you looking for:
- A workshop where you can work on your own project or do something to help the Shed?
- A way to contribute to Community Projects so that you can keep using those skills that took a lifetime to master?
- Mates who will help you learn their skills so you can make your Project?
- A social activity where you can just have a bit of fun?
Find another shed in your area
— "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