About our shed
Daylesford Men's Shed has evolved, since its inception in 2011, to a first class facility for providing the men of Daylesford and surrounds with their own meeting space. A modern shed of around 305 square metres in area, houses a communal meeting space with its own kitchen, and separate workshop areas catering for woodwork, metal fabrication, and other craftwork.
As an autonomous member of both the Australian Men's Shed Association, and the Victorian Men's Shed Association, we are part of a national brotherhood of fellow "shedders", yet we are not bound to any professed creed or culture, or dictated policy.
We provide the opportunity for companionship, as well as the exploration of hidden talents (tools provided) in a friendly and caring environment where nothing is expected, and help is always at hand - if you need it...
Furniture restoration; Metal Work; Woodworking
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