About our shed

About Us

Sanctuary Point Men's Shed's main aim, and that of the Australian Men's Shed Association, is the promotion of Men's Health, both mental and physical by being able to freely discuss Men's Problems in an open forum that men feel comfortable in without embarrassment if they wish or need to.

Sanctuary Point Men's Shed members are a diverse group of men from many different walks of life. They hold many skill sets from Artisans, Tradesmen, Engineers, Farmers, Manufacturers to Management and ex Military positions which are put to use in a friendly, welcoming, non threatening or abusive environment. We have the expertise and willingness to helping you gain or refresh your own skills in a supervised situation until you are considered to be competent enough to use the machinery. We don't encourage the use of machines one out and encourage people to work with a partner for safety reasons. If you just want a cuppa and a chin wag we can accommodate you there, as well.

We cover a range of trades in wood and metal work as well as other tasks. The Community Garden is associated with some of our members as well and are always looking for interested members.

You are quite welcome to come to our shed to pop in and talk to us during opening hours.

Find us


John Kelly

17 Clifton St Sanctuary Point, NSW 2540
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Positive impacts


"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.

Watch — More than just a shed

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