About our shed
- Be a place for nurturing mate-ship and creating feelings of belonging. Have a structured program for advancing Men’s health and well being.
- To develop a positive and participatory culture among its members.
- Meet the needs of its members and their families.
- Supported by members’ families.
- Generate sufficient income to be financially independent.
- We want to be a valuable, respected and supported asset in our local Community.
- Have appropriate activities supported by a health, safety and welfare program.
- Have effective partnerships within the Community.
- Be a place for learning, inclusive of all Men and for all ages.
Wood work, Metal work, Car work, Welding work, CNC work, Laser work, Technology work, Boat repair work, Car restoral work, Social activities, BBQ lunches, Tea, Coffee, Tuesday Members Meetings and monthly Tuesday Committee Meetings and annual AGM meetings.
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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