About our shed
The Sebastopol Men’s Shed, a non-profit organisation, has been operating for around eight years, initially in an old building in nearby Yarrowee Street. It moved into its new purpose-built Shed at 201 Vickers Street late in 2019. Membership is currently almost 60 members. Its major focus is on providing a safe and enjoyable place for men to come together, pursuing their interests, which strongly supports their health and wellbeing. There’s plenty of free parking, and the Shed is open on six days of the week: Mon-Fri from 9 am till 2 pm. New members are always welcome. Lunch is available each day, prepared on site.
Woodwork, furniture restoration, metalwork, registered kitchen/meals, vegetable and plant gardening, office tasks, library, fund raising activities e.g. BBQs.
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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