About our shed

About Us

The Port Phillip Mens Shed was formed in 2013 and we currently have 2 separate sheds and over 100 members.

Port Phillip Mens Shed welcomes lady members who can access our Dorcas St. shed on Fridays.

Aims of the Port Phillip Men’s Association

  1. To provide a service for men who are seeking hands-on experience in making or mending artefacts.
  2. To provide pleasant venue(s) and equipment for the use of members undertaking workshop activities.
  3. To encourage and promote social interaction amongst members through regular meetings.
  4. To support men’s health by arranging activities that provides opportunities for fellowship.
  5. To encourage members to share their own skills and knowledge.
  6. To cooperate with other community groups and provide opportunities for workshop and social activities for members of such groups.
  7. The association shall be a not for profit organisation.
  8. The association shall be non-political and non-sectarian.

Shed Activities

Our primary woodworking shed is at South Port Uniting Church (SPUC) and members work on either their own projects or we have range of community projects which members can volunteer for.

We also have a shed dedicated to metal working projects.

Find us

Contact

Henry Blatman

Address
317-329 Dorcas St South Melbourne, VIC 3205
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Camaraderie

"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.

Community

“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.

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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.

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1,200+
Sheds

Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)

12
Countries

More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries

30
Years

The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)

50,000+
Australians

More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds