About our shed
The Red Shed at Uraidla is owned by the Adelaide Hills Council (AHC) to provide a range of opportunities for the community.
The shed is managed by staff at The Summit Community Centre as one of their community development offerings and programs are overseen and supported by trained volunteers.
All programs and activities must align with the governance and work health and safety requirements of AHC.
The shed operates Tuesday and Thursday’s 9-1 pm but is available 7 days per week for appropriate, coordinated community programs but is closed on extreme or catastrophic fire days.
|Our Community Shed program provides an opportunity for meaningful social connection while working on community and individual projects in a safe and friendly wood workshop environment.
Aimed to build confidence, knowledge and skills in woodwork.
To create stronger communities by supporting community projects.
The Red Shed provides opportunities for a range of community members including volunteers, regular and occasional participants or once off visitors with a focus on woodwork, repairs and the production of items for sale to support community groups.
The Summit Community Centre
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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