About our shed

About Us

The Penguin Men's Shed came about through the hard work and support from the members of the community who made it happen. The Penguin Men's Shed is a place for men to gather and do whatever men do in a shed, like socialise and talk about whatever they have an interest in, a place to connect with other men and work together on projects for the shed or community. It is also a place that offers help to those in need, when you just need to talk to someone else who may know what you are going through, or just be there to give you support.
The Penguin Men's Shed is about bringing men together from all walks of life and just enjoying life in the shed.

Shed Activities

Companionship, woodwork, garden

Find us



5 Sports Complex Avenue Penguin, TAS 7316
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0418 331 198


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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