About our shed
The Hume Men’s Shed – Craigieburn is a community-based, non-profit, non-denominational, non-commercial organisation that is accessible to all men through membership of all ages and social backgrounds within the City of Hume.
The shed’s role is to offer the means for members to meet build friendships and camaraderie between members and enable affirmative interaction with other City of Hume residents and communities through participation in meaningful projects, programs and activities.
Our Shed is comprised of members from all backgrounds with ranging life experiences and skills, including migrant males, males with mental illness, males with disabilities including wheelchair bound, males who are employed and un-employed, males who are socially disadvantaged, and males who are very able, proactive and community minded.
Any income generated from various projects and activities is to cover the shed’s running cost and to enable the shed to make environmental improvements and run various programs for our growing membership.
- Cooking meals and sharing them together.
- Landscaping and vegetable gardening.
- Large commissioned/contracted workshop projects based on your instructions we design, quote and make. (Salvation Army, City of Hume, Mary Mackillop Centre, CFA, various Primary & Secondary Schools, retirement village etc.).
- Making educational aids and toys for schools and kinders.
- Repair and refurbish toys for schools and kinders.
- Members can work on their own projects.
- In-house and external training for specific skills.
- Fund Raising, e.g. Sausage Sizzles, breakfasts, BBQ, Toys and handcraft items sales.
- Community Odd jobs and basic maintenance.
- Bi monthly newsletter.
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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