About our shed
Montrose Men’s Shed is situated in the old Montrose fire station on Leith Road, Montrose. The shed was developed as a joint venture with the Rotary Club of Montrose and was officially opened by Tony Smith MP on the 14th March 2014. The shed itself is divided into two areas. One area is the workshop area where woodworking is the main activity and the second area is a seating and meeting room with a serviceable kitchen. The shed is open three (3) days a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (except public holidays) 9.00am to about 1.00pm.
A Joint Venture between Montrose and District Men’s Shed Inc and Rotary District 9810 Charitable Services.
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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