About our shed
Strathfield Mens Shed provides a facility that empowers men of all ages to socialise and do things in a practical way. Participation is encouraged to develop good self-esteem, respect for each other and to support our local community projects.
Members may learn and share skills such as woodworking, wood turning, metalwork and other hand crafts, all in a safe manner.
Mens Sheds are places of encouragement for all to take an interest in their own health and well-being. Good health is also based on many factors and becoming a member of a Mens Shed gives a person that safe and busy environment where many of these things can be found in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure.
You can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all you’re looking for.
Members come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is often they are people with time on their hands and who would like to do something meaningful with that time.
If a man’s shed is his castle, then the Strathfield Mens Shed is his kingdom. If you would like to share your skills or just to have a chat, then drop by.
All visitors are welcome.
The modern Mens Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture.
woodworking, wood turning, metalwork and other hand crafts
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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