About our shed
Copacabana Community Men’s Shed Incorporated (CCMS) is a not-for-profit association registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009. The CCMS constitution defines its objects as follows:
• To build and operate a men’s shed, in the sense defined by the Australian Men’s Shed Association, in Copacabana.
• To provide meaningful activities in which men can participate in the company of others.
• To improve the health of men in Copacabana and neighbouring communities who are at risk of issues arising from loneliness and isolation.
• To facilitate programs that address men’s mental, physical and emotional health issues.
• To undertake charitable activities for the benefit of the broader community.
Membership is open to all males aged 18 years or more on application to the Shed Management Committee.
The workshop will initially operate one day a week from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. Further days may be added as shed membership expands
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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