About our shed
The Men’s Work Shed is a place where men can work together on small community projects. No previous experience is required. Just drop in on any Friday morning and have a cuppa and a chat with the men at the shed, have a look around and check out the current projects being worked on.
The Work Shed is also used for mentoring programs which focus on sharing skills with those in our Community who would like to learn or increase their skills in wood work or metal work.
The Men’s Work Shed is a program of the Rosewood and District Support Centre Inc also known as the Rosewood Community Centre. The Community Centre provides extra resources for the men attending the Work Shed program if ever needed, including JP Signing services, internet access, computer training, and access to individual support services eg counselling, information and referrals.
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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