About our shed
Our Shed is meeting place where 'veterans' and 'first responders', regardless of gender and their families can socialise, discuss issues with like-minded mates, enjoy themselves, learn new skills, work on projects together and get involved in activities to support our mates, our shed & the community.
We aim to create and maintain an environment for veterans and first responders and their families, where concerns, past trauma, health and welfare issues can be discussed with other like minded persons who have empathy through similar life experiences.
Membership is open to all serving and ex-serving Veterans and First Responders (Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance and Emergency Services ) and their families.
Social & Workshop:
Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 - 14:00 ish
Other days and times by arrangement.
260 Soward Way
Greenway. ACT. 2900.
Call for exact location.
Please call either 0490 043 158 or 0490 013 462 before coming down to confirm that Shed is open.
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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