About our shed
The Thirroul Men’s Shed (TMS) places on record the support provided, over many years, by the Member for Keira, Mr Ryan Park, MP and the Member for Kiama and Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Gareth Ward MP with it’s development during these times.
The TMS now operates from premises that are custom fitted with comprehensive dust extraction system, well maintained and serviced equipment and machinery and a range of hand tools suitable for most projects and activities. The premises have a large kitchen area with a combined office area, showers, toilet facilities and locker storage for members.
It provides a facility where men from the Northern beaches region of the Illawarra can come together to Share their life skills, experiences and knowledge.
• Form relationships and mateships
• Be able to discuss men’s health issues and access sound information and support from health professionals, personnel and organisations.
• Develop new skills and hone old skills and training
• Use new tools and equipment for the first time
• Contribute through completing a range of projects for community groups that build strong community-based links
• Undertake personal projects and activities
• Socialise, fund raise and support the development of the Thirroul Men’s Shed
General Woodworking, Metal working, Wood turning. Wednesday - Computer and Mobile devices , Photography
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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