About our shed
Shed West is a community facility located in the western suburbs (Kenmore ) catering to all men of all ages offering woodworking, wood turning, metalworking, computing skills, 500 card session, photography & many other sessions as required by our member base which currently stands at approx. 150 men who have various skills & are pleased to pass them on.
We also have morning tea everyday to allow members to interact & form friendships over a tea or coffee & meet at a meeting room at the BCC Library at Kenmore Tuesday afternoon where we listen to a guest speaker (various topics) followed by afternoon tea & refreshments with more friendly conversations.
On the 3rd Tuesday of the month we meet at the shed facility for a relaxed BBQ.
Several community organisations appeal assistance from Shed West with projects making or renovating their equipment which we assist with if possible & of course members are encouraged to pursue projects of their own.
Once a year (September) we have our AGM (annual general meeting) to elect our new committee members for the next 12 months. Members are encouraged to participate if possible.
Woodwork, wood turning, metal and leather work, photography, 500 card group
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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