About our shed

About Us

The Kinglake Ranges Men’s Shed was founded as a direct result of the Black Saturday Bushfires. The Shed became incorporated on 17 March 2009 with the first Committee being formed in April 2009. The Founding Committee Members were Graham Blakey, Matt Falla, Damon Groenveld, Peter O’Brien, Michael O’Meara, Janeden River and Cris Ruhr. Strong links were established with a number of organisations including Department of Human Services, Beyond Blue, Mensline and Andrology Australia.

The Kinglake Ranges Men’s Shed is a member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, Victorian Men’s Shed Association and Men’s Sheds Australia.
The Shed has since established a functional meeting place for local men offering a range of programs both formal and informal from health and wellbeing to specific educational workshops.It gives access to a variety of tools, is engaged in a variety of education and training activities, and opportunities for celebrating and showcasing programs and products developed. Members are offered opportunities to participate in a range of volunteering activities, up skilling those involved and enhancing community connectedness. Most importantly The Shed provides information to men of all ages on services, programs and in so doing facilitates social interaction between individuals and groups, enabling participants to become aware of community services and be better skilled to access these services.

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Contact

Shane Jenkins

Address
5 Oldfield Road Pheasant Creek, VIC 3757
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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