About our shed
The High Country Men's Shed was officially opened in July 2012. The High Country Men's Shed is located in Omeo in East Gippsland's High Country. It is an informal space in which any interested men of the community can come together to share knowledge and technical skills, work on projects (individual or community) or have a cuppa and a yarn with other like minded shedders. Our men's shed coordinator and dedicated volunteers ensure that the shed is made available on a regular weekly basis. There is no membership fee at the High country men's shed and the membership is valid from 1st August 2018 til 31st June 2023. To join, complete the High Country Men's Shed 'Membership Registration' form and return to Omeo District Health Reception. Visitors are welcome. <strong< strong="">The High Country Men's Shed welcomes all members of the public to visit us and have a cuppa and a chat.</strong<>
The High Country Men's Shed offers a range of activities and projects including:
- Wood work
- Metal work
- Voluntary community projects
- A space to work on personal projects
- Social gatherings
- Men' health days for health checks
- Occasional outings e.g. fishing trip,golf days and BBQ.
If hands on tasks are not your thing, our shed is a great place to come along and have a cuppa and a yarn with other shedders.
People of all ages are welcome and visit.
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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