About our shed
In 2019 our shed won the Outstanding Recycling/Upcycling Activity at the National Men’s Shed Awards in recognition of the large volume of recycling the shed has done with timber and supplies from Fonterra and with timber from VicRoads.
Men’s Health Days held regularly to inform and update the members and the general public.
Young people from VIVID come to the shed weekly and participate in various projects, eg painting bee hives.
Woodworking, welding, making furniture, restoring old furniture. Recycling pallets and timber from local dairy factories. Making Christmas decorations. Have restored an old Fergy tractor. Repair items brought in, anything and everything!
Planter boxes with seating built for local schools and kinder. Seating and tables built for local golf club. Seating & table in local park for RSL.
Cuppa and a chat are important parts of the mornings at the shed.
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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