About our shed
The Gosnells Community Men’s Shed promotes and fosters men’s health and well-being in a friendly and safe environment.
The Gosnells Community Shed was established in 2012 on property made available for lease by Amaroo Care Services at the rear of the McMahon Residential Care Centre, Lissiman Street, Gosnells.
The leased property includes the heritage listed Lewis Homestead, an original brick and iron residence formerly the home of the Lewis family, and a sizeable area of land adjacent to the Canning River.
A 30m x 10m brick and iron workshop was completed in 2015 using funds made available by Lotterywest. The workshop was constructed from materials designed to complement the heritage homestead and existing Mc Mahon Care Centre.
The workshop was fitted out by members and a range of essential equipment for wood and metal work installed using funds provided by a variety of sources.
In 2016 a former demountable schoolroom was procured, installed and renovated by members to provide additional accommodation for the substantial number of non- workshop activities conducted at the Shed.
The facilities available at the Gosnells Men’s Shed rival those of any shed in Western Australia.
The wide range of activities offered also make the Gosnells Shed one of the most diverse in Western Australia.
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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