About our shed
The Port Lincoln Men's Shed was opened in by the Mayor of Port Lincoln, Peter Davis, on Sunday 11th October, 2009.
It has grown rapidly since that day. The Port Lincoln Men's Shed has developed a safe and happy environment where men are welcome to work on community projects, specific Mens Shed projects or a project of their choice in their own time and where the only "must" is to observe safe working practices.... all in a spirit of mateship.
Wheelchair access was recently added to the Men's Shed.
The Port Lincoln Men's Shed has a range of equipment for members to use, including hand tools, a wood lathe, drill press, bandsaw, planer, table saw, as well as welding equipment and a metal lathe. Our supervisors provide training to all users. This enables members to work on a diverse range of projects including: furniture repairs, make models and toys and other items for many diverse groups and individuals.
Regular discussions take place on Mens Health issues with input from local health professionals.
There are a range of guest speakers who have shared their stories with the members.
If a person wishes to just enjoy fellowship, socialise, share experiences, or share a joke over a cuppa, they are just as welcome.
All men welcome, age is no barrier!
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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