About our shed
HBMSN has now grown to an average membership in excess of 300 members. We are here for the men in all aspects of health, wellbeing and peace of mind. We offer a wide range of interests and activities for our members as well as services for said members and the wider community. Whether you are into volunteering in a working style environment or just chilling with a few friends over a Friday BBQ lunch, we have something for everyone. While Men's Health remains our priority HBMSN over the years has developed into a "community shed" where membership is not based on gender alone.
HBMSN is idyllically situated within a large coastal green space, bayside in Altona. To the south lies Laverton Creek, Altona Foreshore Reserve, Cheetham Wetlands and the Bay to the southeast. As mentioned, we are immediately surrounded by remnant bushland (TER) with Kooringal Golf Course across the road to the North. The TER also has 2 heritage cottages on our Eastern side where there are additional "off site" activities conducted by HBMSN members.
"We look forward to welcoming you."
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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