About our shed
We were a small shed starting February 2013. Up until May 2023 (our 10th Anniversary) we had 14 members and were operating from a shed 5m x 4.5m, not enough room to swing a cat but we keep active. On May the 6th 2023 we opened our new shed in Watson Street Murchison moving from a 22.5m2 shed to 288m2 new shed.
As the saying goes, "Build it and they will come", they have. Along with our 288m2 new shed we now have a membership of 24 and expanding.
We now have a Wood workshop, Metal workshop, Kitchen, TV lounge, Pool table, library and 72m2 project assembly area.
Construction of wooden items, Community projects, social connection, BBQ's, Metalwork, Relaxation and fellowship
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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