About our shed
The volunteers of Newcastle Men’s Shed come from all different back grounds, we encourage both men and women to join our shed, and meet to be a mentoring support to each other, and act as a support to people who are in need of our charity support work. We have our membership with Australian Men’s Shed Association, and our incorporation.
With our shed charter we seek out online grants to help fund our projects, and do charitable acts for just a small donation. We aim to hold social events and involve the community in what we do. Being a support to schools, child care centres, community centres, and any others that are in need of our workforce support. We seek out local business’s that want to be a support to the local community, and give aid where ever possible. We seek out men who are retired, or unemployed or just want to use our workshop. Hoping to build a good assortment of workshop tools that will benefit or shed volunteers, in turn help keep doing our charity work.
Woodwork, metalwork , Electrical, electronics, Music Group, Fundraising ,Health and Lifestyle Presentations
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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