About our shed
For more than ten years our Shed has brought together men from Kew and surrounding areas of Boroondara. Most of our members are retirees but we also have some who are still in the workforce but simply enjoy being part of the Shed community.
It is the guiding maxim of the Men’s Shed movement that, unlike women, men tend not to talk face to face. They talk shoulder to shoulder.
Our Shed focus is on woodworking – whether it’s just fixing a broken toy from the local toy library, helping with maintenance around the Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, or actually making stuff. Like most Men’s Sheds it can be noisy, smelly, dusty, hot during summer & cold during winter but it’s always friendly and laid back. No experience or expertise necessary!
The Shed has many tools and machines that are sharp and potentially hazardous. You will need to satisfy us that you understand the dangers and can work in a way that minimises risk to yourself and others.
Find another shed in your area
— "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