About our shed

About Us

The Shed opened in 2012 and has a large kitchen/socializing area, well-equipped wood and metal workshops and a veggie garden.

We have over 100 financial members, and regularly have in excess of 50 for morning tea.

Shed Activities

Socialising, woodwork, metalwork, vegetable garden, walking group & art group.

Our shed places a high priority on companionship, and the kitchen/socializing area is the hub of the shed.

Morning tea is always popular, and the kitchen crew make fresh scones for members who come on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We have excellent wood and metal workshops with a wide range of equipment, and a veggie garden with produce given to the members. We have a ukulele group, a guitar group, and an art group.

To raise funds we make and mend stuff in the workshop, hold garage sales, sell woodcraft through the local craftshop and do a couple of Bunnings BBQs through the year.

We also do a few caravan or fishing weekend trips and go out for the occasional lunch.

Find us


Doug Gullickson

59 - 61 Main Road Paynesville, VIC 3880
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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