About our shed

About Us

In every Men’s Shed, the most popular activity is morning tea. Contrary to popular opinion, men do communicate well, both shoulder to shoulder and face to face.  The Shed environment is welcoming and accepts all men. No skills are needed, and for those who wish to participate in practical activities, there will always be plenty of help and encouragement to get started. Men are always keen to share both knowledge and skills.

In Mount Gambier we lease a large shed from the Mount Gambier City Council.

We welcome enquiries from men, their families or friends. We endeavour to provide a warm, non-threatening and safe environment.

Shed Activities

Woodwork, wood turning, metalwork, fabrication, welding, vintage radio/telephone repairs, community donated toy making

Find us


Ian Bond

1a McDonnell Dr Mt Gambier, SA 5290
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Positive impacts


"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.

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


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