About our shed
To provide a facility for men of all ages from the Sussex Inlet area with activities that build self-esteem, with a structured health program and opportunities to support our local community.
To offer retired or otherwise unoccupied men a place to meet and enjoy the company of men in similar situations, to their mutual benefit.
To promote open discussion about health issues related to men.
To provide information through seminars/discussion groups by inviting guest speakers from health organisations or health interest groups.
To provide a range of machines, tools, benches and other equipment needed for men to carry on past skills, learn new skills, pass on skills to others where appropriate, in a safe and proper manner in an atmosphere of friendly co-operation.
By providing activities that build trust, understanding and inclusiveness.
Be an innovator and teacher where possible.
Use the skills available among Shed members to assist other community groups at appropriate times.
To promote, wherever possible, the discussion and practice of any intellectual and or artistic subjects which may be of interest to any members e.g. Music, Photography, Art etc.
Woodworking, Metal fabrication, Metal turning, Plant nursery, Community garden, Painting, Electrical and lots of Coffey and talk.
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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