About our shed

About Us

We believe we are the most remote Men's Shed within the Organisation. The Thamarrurr Men's Shed strives to prioritising chosen services based on community needs, implementing workplace health and safety measures, planning for continuous improvement, establishing a clear RACI framework for roles and responsibilities, securing funding from various sources, and partnering with the CDP program for case management and economic development for the local Community Men. These actions aim to create a safe and supportive environment for men to participate in healthy social, community, and cultural engagement. By doing so, the men's shed aims to improve primary health and mental health outcomes for men throughout the community and enhance their overall well-being and sense of connection.

Shed Activities

The Thamarrurr Men's Shed offers a range of activities aimed at promoting the well-being and engagement of men in the community. These activities focus on fostering healthy social, community, and cultural participation. Some of the activities that may be offered at the Thamarrurr Men's Shed include:

Cultural activities: The men's shed organises events and workshops that allow men to explore and celebrate their cultural heritage. This may involve traditional art and craft workshops, storytelling sessions, and cultural performances.

Educational programs: The men's shed offers educational programs and workshops to support lifelong learning. These programs may cover a wide range of topics, including health and wellness, financial literacy, and vocational skills development.

Community engagement: The men's shed actively engages with the wider community by participating in local events and initiatives. We may organise community clean-up days, volunteer for community projects, or collaborate with other organisations to address community needs.

Social gatherings: The men's shed provides a safe and welcoming space for men to socialise and build connections. Regular gatherings, such as barbecues, morning teas, or game nights, are organised to facilitate social interaction and camaraderie among the members.

We have a current MOU with NT Community Justice where we accept certain young men who been sentenced to Community Work Hours in lieu of a gaol sentence. We provide mentoring in Cultural arts and crafts as well as assign them to participate in some Community related work.

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Rob Walsh

Lot 161 Kanarloa St Wadeye, NT 822
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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