About our shed

About Us

Our Men Shed is a place for the members of the community to come and chat to others and to use their skills on projects for themselves or work together on community projects.

The Members have previously made picnic table and chairs for the local Lake committee to have down at our wonderful Lake Lascelles, trophies for the Go Kart Club, photo board for local black tie ball events, pallet tables for weddings, garden chair settings, wine tables, wishing wells, chopping boards, cheese boards and pens.

Wednesdays are the main catch up days with the members coming in to chat and have morning tea and lunch together.

Mondays and Fridays are more working days to get job done.

We are auspice by the Hopetoun And District Neighbourhood House. If you need to get in contact with us, call them or pop into see us on our open days.

We are after new members all the time, the more the merrier.

Shed Activities

Restoring items,

Mud kitchens

Picnic  tables and Chairs

cheese boards

Wooden Pens

garden orderments

garden settings

signs

 

Find us

Contact

Erin Paech

Address
34 Austin Street Hopetoun, VIC 3396
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Positive impacts

Camaraderie

"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.

Community

“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.

Watch — More than just a shed

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

1,200+
Sheds

Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)

12
Countries

More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries

30
Years

The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)

50,000+
Australians

More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds