About our shed
The Pooraka Farm Men's Shed at 39 Scott St, Pooraka (at the back of the Scott St, Memorial Hall) is now a very busy place! The men have been building items for community groups and schools and working on their own special woodworking or metal working projects, currently getting together on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 1pm. Men who are interested in attending/ participating, or who have skills that they would like to share/teach are invited to contact the PFCC Office. There is a one time $30 fee to get you started with safety equipment, etc., and you must attend a safety induction.
At the moment there is a waiting list to join the Men’s Shed. Please talk to us about putting your name on the list and we will inform you when there is a space available. Thank you!
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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