About our shed

About Us

The Men’s Shed is any community-based, non-commercial organisation which is open to all males where:

The primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where males are able to gather together and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other males.
The primary objective is to advance the health and well-being of members. Tarago and District Men’s Shed is a member of Australian Men’s Shed Association - https://mensshed.org/

Shed Activities

  • Coffee, cookies and conversation;

  • Workshop activities, either individual or on behalf of the community;

  • Programmes for a healthy mind, body & spirit including guest speakers;

  • Games - darts, quoits, hookey, cards, board games;

  • Visits to industry, other Sheds and local points of interest;

  • Excursions and camping trips;

  • Fundraising for the shed & community;

  • Assistance for those with special needs;

  • Mentoring others in the use of workshop tools and equipment;

  • Committee meetings, open to all, held first Thursday of the month.

  • Any other stuff members can think of and accommodate.

Find us


Dominic Johnson

Wallace Street, Goulburn Mulwaree Council Tarago, New South Wales 2580
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Positive impacts


"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.

Watch — More than just a shed

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