About our shed
Eltham Men's Shed was Incorporated in August 2014 and recently moved into the vacant Wattletree PreSchool. Members meet on Mondays from 09:00 am. The venue is still being developed, and plans are well underway to have a purpose built workshop in the near future. A temporary workshop equipped with a range of woodworking equipment and a storage caravan for tools ensures that members can now participate in community construction projects. The social space is large and comfortable and set up for activities including socialising, discussion and interest groups including gardening, photography, cooking, home brewing, some woodwork and bicycle maintenance. Most current members are retired but everyone is welcome and we look forward to extended hours of operation, to other days and week-ends, so working-age men can become involved.
Mondays from 09:00am: Members' gatherings, socialisation, woodwork and painting for community groups
Mondays from 1:30 pm: Bicycle Maintenance Group
Last Monday of each month from 12:00 pm: Lou's Italian Luncheon
Thursdays from 10:00am: Photography Group
Ad hoc: Computer learning
Ad hoc: Gardening
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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