About our shed
The Pine Rivers Men’s Shed was set up to provide a meeting place for men of all ages to carry out meaningful activities and provide an avenue for learning, mentoring and fellowship.
In pursuing our vision we are committed to the following:-
- Honesty and integrity in all we do.
- Supporting community and respecting others.
- Compassion and empathy.
- Sincerity in improving men’s health and well-being.
- Open to all.
- Reliability and trustworthiness.
- Appreciation of the contribution and value of others.
- Cooperation and goodwill with other men’s sheds/groups.
Activities undertaken at the men’s shed include:-
- Basic woodworking, wood turning, metal working, computer training and photography.
- A range of skills development programs and community projects.
- Access to equipment, training and skills for personal projects.
- A drop-in centre for men to call in and have a coffee and a chat.
- A range of social activities, including snooker, darts, and card games.
- Friendship opportunities for isolated men within the community.
- A guest speaker program covering men’s health and well-being and various interests.
- A dedicated “blokes” space.
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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