About our shed

About Us

  • Thurgoona Men’s Shed Was Established In October 2012
  • Moved To Existing Premises In December 2014
  • New Extension 2018, Large Water Tank 2021
  • New members are always welcome.

The membership of our shed is diverse, men from all backgrounds, ethnic and social mixes enjoy coming to the shed, bringing their own cultural characteristics and life’s experiences to enliven the activities. The common theme in Men’s Sheds is about men feeling useful and contributing to their community, through learning and sharing new skills and experiences, reviving old ones, making friends networking and generally becoming involved in life. The shed is a place where men, can contribute, feel wanted, obtain informal learning and get information about health.

Shed Activities

Woodwork, Metalwork, Gardening, BBQ and fund raising activities

Find us


Jim Templeton

195 Corry's Rd Thurgoona, NSW 2640
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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