About our shed
The search to find land to build our shed is over!! Livingstone Shire Council, in association with the Qld government has allocated a parcel of land at 48 Hartley St Emu Park in the sporting & recreation reserve, which will be progressively developed over the next 10 years.
Our shed was officially opened in 2016 and we are open for project work every Monday, Wed, and Friday from 9.00 am - 12 noon.
Visitors and New members are welcome. Morning tea is from 10.00 am every day the shed is open and visitors are most welcome. Drop in for a chat.
Members have been regularly fundraising every Saturday morning in the CBD We also regularly run a Sausage sizzle at our local Supa IGA entrance, every couple of months.
Member activities have included repairing equipment for RSL Care Sunset Ridge Retirement Community, constructing a swinging bridge for the local kindy, & manufacturing Flappy duck toys for sale at Christmas, to name a few. Some of these construction and repair projects have been in members' own backyard workshops,
Despite our best fundraising efforts, shed construction could not have commence without the generous support of the Emu Park Bendigo Community Bank, who contributed $50,000 towards the project, a successful grant application to the Gambling community fund for $29,000, the support of the Livingstone shire council, who have provided water, sewerage and power connections to our site at no cost
These contributions and the support of some 30 odd local businesses are gratefully acknowledged on both exterior and interior honour boards
For activities and fellowship at the Emu Park and District Men's Activity Shed INC, contact President Leigh Gribble 0447 719 842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Shed operates on a casual basis and each member decides on what activities he wants to participate in. Some bring their own jobs from home while others work on Community projects while others assist with the Shed maintenance and development. Some members just come to chat at the long table. From time to time we have social events and often have guest speakers with relevent topics for members.
Emu park Mens Shed is very well regarded in the local community as a vibrant caring organisation.
Our Men's Shed is Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from the hours of 9.00am - 12.00pm, for various project works. Morning tea is very important and a great time for a yarn. Some come just for the cuppa and yarn.
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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