About our shed
The North Sydney Men’s Shed is a fully equipped workshop where both skilled and unskilled men can share time together and enjoy the great sense of accomplishment associated with working with timber.
The North Sydney Men’s Shed is a place for:
- retired men to be social and pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests
- the learning of new skills and the honing of old ones
- using wood-working machinery and hand tools
- being part of a community.
- member projects
- repairing items of furniture, toys etc
- one-off projects for local community needs as required
- comprehensive training on the safe use of power equipment.
Never used power tools? No problem: skilled members will show you how. So, whether you are an expert timber craftsman or a complete novice you will be welcome!
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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