About our shed
The Copper City Men's Shed at Cobar exists to provide physical and mental support to men of all ages while supporting the local community by undertaking minor construction and maintenance of community assets. The Men's Shed which is located at Ward Oval is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8 .30 am to 12 noon . Men who attend the Shed can work on community or their own projects using Shed tools and equipment
Cobar is a Mining town 300 kms west of Dubbo on the Barrier Highway leading to Broken Hill and South Australia.
The Shed members also work closely with the Cobar Public School to conduct simple toy making classes for special needs children in the school.
Toys are also made in the Shed for a charity which provides gift packs to kids in Pacific rim countries..
Community projects, furniture construction and repairs, bike repairs
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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