About our shed
Our initial formation came through help from the Drouin Rotary Club and the Warragul Community house. Without their help, dedication, direction and initial funding we would never have got off the ground, let alone be where we are today.
Our membership is today, how it was back in 2012. Members come from all walks of life. Accountants, Butchers, Builders, Farmers, Bus Drivers, Business owners, Mechanics, Public Servants etc. You name it, we have it! Even Doctors & Pharmacists have graced our Shed membership.
Today we have over 110 members and are housed in a huge 480m2 Shed, on the grounds of the Drouin Country Club. We have a large Workshop with new equipment and plenty of space to work.
We have a room for Computer enthusiasts of all kinds. Whether it be just “surfing the net” or rebuilding a computer!
Some of our members are Model Train enthusiasts and have built a track in a room to enjoy.
We have an Audio-visual room, a large Kitchen area, used for our morning tea and specially organised luncheons, there’s also a quiet room if we just want to chill and relax.
Our next improvement is to build a new Machine shop work area, for those who like to be creative with metal and steel.
Come down to the Drouin Men’s Shed. It’s where men can talk, learn new skills, pass on their life skills and be part of a bigger community. We are a safe and friendly environment.
Socializing, fundraising, maintenance work for other community organisations
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