About our shed
The Kendall Men's Shed was formed in August 2010 when a small group of guys came together and arranged to paint the Kendall Post Office. From there they developed a friendship and went on to organise a site at the local showground for the shed to be erected. The shed was donated by Grant Page and was erected by the members at the time and on 13th August 2011 the Kendall Men's Shed was opened by Peter Besseling. We now have over 70 members and usually get between 20 and 30 members turning up on a Tuesday.
The activities at our shed are varied as we have many talents among the members. These include welding, woodwork, wood turning, mechanical skills, just to mention a few. We have been involved in varied projects from refurbishing the "Big Axe" for the Kew tourist stop, seats and tables for the local school, a timber aeroplane for a kid's playground and making various items that we trade off at the local market.
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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