About our shed

About Us

The Leongatha Men’s Shed has operated within the Leongatha community since 2012 from leased premises.

In 2018 the Shed was successful with their application to the State Government to commence to plan and build their own Shed at Leongatha.

After years of planning, and building construction slowed due to the Covid19 pandemic, the community of Leongatha now has a shed it can be justly proud. The Men’s Shed membership moved into the new shed in 2022

The total Shed is nom. 500 sq. m. in size.

Workshop = 250 Sq. m

Community Hub = 200 Sq.m

Shed Activities

 a) TOY MAKING for disadvantaged children

Since 2012 the Men’s Shed have built thousands of small wooden cars for inclusion in the CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe box program.

At a local level, the Toy Making team supply kit toys for disadvantaged children at the Licola Wilderness Village Camp in Gippsland’

Members who have suffered some form of disability.  ie) Stroke, dementia, mental health issues, physical, and aged related inabilities are supported with jigs etc to assist them to perform various tasks  in this project.

b) COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES / PROJECTS: The Leongatha Men's Shed actively supports the community in a variety of ways. Projects are attended to as they arise.

a) POSSUM BOXES: For Wildlife Victoria (188 homes provided up to Sept. 2022) Possum boxes are made from deconstructed pallets sourced by the Kindling operations team.

b) MARKET ITEMS:  Items produced at the shed are for sale at the monthly Leongatha Community market.

c) BESPOKE FURNITURE:  A team handles requests for specialised furniture needs.

d) KINDLING OPERATIONS Timber is reclaimed from disused pallets, sawn to size, bagged and delivered to a local outlet supplier.

SOCIALISATION

VARIOUS HEALTH PROGRAMS

 

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Contact

Max Wood

Address
9 Wild Dog Valley Road, Shire of South Gippsland Leongatha, Victoria 3953
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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