About our shed
Our Men's Shed is a self-governed Incorporated body with Charity status. We started with a steering committee of interested community members. A Committee of elected members was formed after our first AGM in October 2020. We work closely with the Port Adelaide City Council and have a Councillor and a Council employee on our Committee. We also enjoy close links and positive support from our local Members of Parliament.
We have concentrated on establishing our workshop which is mainly set up for carpentry. We have also established a kitchen area where we can all sit around and have a cuppa and a chat. This area is as well used as the workshop. As of November 2020 we have around 50 members and growing. Basically this facility was established for men but we also have a women's workshop session on Monday afternoons. There are no mixed groups. We are already planning for future expansion. A recently purchased shipping container has been purchased for storage and has been located next to our workshop. We intend to construct a metal work area and establish a garden.
Workshop, socialize together, guest speakers on mental health and wellbeing, basic cooking lessons, indoor carpet bowls and organized outings
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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