About our shed
Mount Beauty & District Men's Shed Inc. was formed on 5th October 2011.
The Shed is located in Mount Beauty in the beautiful Upper Kiewa Valley of North East Victoria (30km below the ski resort of Falls Creek). The Shed was officially opened on 19th February 2016.
West wing extension opened May 2022
Sheds conduct four main categories of activity:
* Mentl Health & Wellbeing
* Personal projects;
* Shed improvement projects,
* Community involvement projects
Members will be welcome to be involved in any or all of these according to their own capability or interest. Or just to come to the shed and have a chat with friendly guys as they go about their tasks or share a bit of company, either over a cuppa or working on a project.
1. A general meeting and BBQ for members and visitors is held on the third Friday of the month.
2. Opportunity for members to work on personal projects, community projects, client projects and Shed development projects.
3. Wood and metal products are what members work with presently but this will change as interests develop.
4. We assist a number of community organisations to conduct their events by supplying manpower.
5. Social activities (film nights, guest speakers, outings, quite games, discussions, BBQ's).
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