About our shed
Melton Council's Men's Sheds are located in Taylors Hill and Melton and provide opportunities for 'hands on' practical activities where men can work on projects with other men, in an informal and relaxed setting.
The Melton Men’s Shed is a place for men to come together, to capture and share their skills and experiences. It’s a place to build on the health and well being of men. A place of creativity, of teamwork and for celebrating community spirit. Our Shed is for blokes aged 25 years and over, though we realise that Men’s Sheds traditionally attract many older men, particularly those in or close to retirement. We’re keen to involve men who have particular skills and who’d gladly help teach others and we’re equally keen to have blokes involved who want to learn from others. Or maybe you just want to come along for a cuppa and a chat?
We currently offer a variety of programs and activities to suit a range of men’s interests and needs.
Here’s some of the things we offer our members:
- Woodworking | DIY Projects
- Men’s Health Forums
- On Ya Bike Riding Group
- Walking Group
- Community Projects & Mentoring
- Gardening |
- Cards | Table Tennis | Internet Computer
- Foodies Fridays
- Share a yarn & coffee with mates
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