About our shed
The Hawker Men’s Shed commenced operations in October 2019. It is a Shed in auspice with Softball ACT who allow us use of their air conditioned club house for meetings and gatherings plus their outdoor facilities. We have a site shed for administration purposes and small number meetings and social activities. Our workshop is now operational.
Shipping containers house our tools, machinery and work benches. We also run a repair cafe a few times throughout the year. Hawker Men’s Shed will have stalls for second hand tools and household goods as well as possum boxes and bird boxes. Orders can be taken for possum and bird boxes via email.
Woodwork projects and repairs (including assisting Softball ACT, Hawker Community Repair Café and Hawker Community Garden projects), Gardening – within Softball ACT, Providing support where possible at Softball ACT events (e.g. helping at BBQs and in canteen)
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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