About our shed
The Men’s Shed is a fun and engaging way for men to come together to do a range of activities, and share and develop new skills.
Please note: We are currently refurbishing our Men’s Shed, so many activities are not available. However, we are still supporting participants with other social connection activities. We hope you can join us.
Some of our most popular activities include:
- Bike building and repairs.
- Playing pool, darts and bocce.
- Using computers and the internet.
For $5 per day (payable on attendance) you can come and join us at the Men’s Shed at our East Reservoir Health Centre. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is included.
The Men’s Shed is open Monday to Friday.
Budda Men’s Shed
Being part of Budda’s Shed can help you share skills and cultural knowledge with your brothers and improve your physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health. Men of all ages welcome. A hot lunch, morning and afternoon tea, as well as transport are provided.
It runs on Wednesday from 10am – 3pm and it is free to attend the Budda Men’s Shed.
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