About our shed
In 2016 a group of men and women from the Injune district gathered to form the Men’s Shed. In 2017 the Injune and District Men’s Shed was incorporated and registered with the Office of Fair Trading. In 2018, the IDMS Inc. became the registered lessee of the land and the brick building at 24 Railway Parade, Injune. Following fundraising efforts, membership drive and money obtained from the gambling fund, in 2019 the IDMS Inc. obtained consent from the State Government and a shed was built on this land.
In January 2020, the shed was opened and in the ensuing years the members have carried out significant improvements to the site and surrounds and equipped the shed as well as maintained the meeting room.
woodwork, metal work and blacksmithing. The Shed also provides a wide range of craft activities and hosts workshops for men, women and youth in the broader community promoting leatherwork, leadlight and copper foiling, black smithing and knife making, painting and silversmithing.
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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