About our shed
The Violet Town Men’s Shed is open three mornings a week where wood working and other skills and expertise are put to good use.
The Men's Shed provides a great place for those who want somewhere to go and meet with like-minded people and do something useful at the same time. Morning tea is at 10.00 am. Men of all ages are welcome, just drop in or give the coordinator a call.
The shed has acquired woodworking tools and equipment paid from grants and donations that allows jobs or projects to be completed. A continuing source of income is the manufacture of possum and bird nesting boxes that are in great demand.
A corner of the Men's Shed provides an opportunity for visitors to relax, or just sit down for a chat.
Furniture restoration, nesting boxes, general woodworking and metal working.Work for community and participate in physical and mental health programs and monthly Mens Mob outings.
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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