About our shed
The philosophy is simple – the shed offers a place to chat and make some good mates while keeping busy and helping others along the way. Each man is both a teacher and a learner. Members are encouraged to spend 1/3 of their time on charity and community projects, 1/3 maintaining the shed and 1/3 on their own projects.
At Dural we have wood and metal-work sections, a garden and plenty of room for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a few breaks in between. Our membership of around 130 have a wide range of skills and experience to be shared with all – come and join us and add your knowledge to the pot – and have a laugh along the way!
Woodwork including woodturning, metalwork, car restoration, welding, gardening, pyrography,3D printing/design work
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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