About our shed
Wangi Men's Shed is a community organisation with about 100 members. We have been active for a number of years. Our shed opened officially in Feb 2015.
Wangi Men's Shed provides a safe, supportive and friendly space for men of all ages to gather socially, work, teach, learn and seek fellowship with other like-minded people.
We provide programs and opportunities designed to make us feel useful contributors to the communities of Wangi and surrounding centres:
- Learning and sharing new skills with others
- Making new friends and networking with other men
- Contributing to one’s personal well being and the well being of other men
- Provision for a mentoring program for other members and for youth in the community
- Providing opportunities to learn new skills that may improve job opportunities.
- Promote and stabilise the mental, physical, emotional and economic well being of people in our community.
- Supporting our local and wider communities in times of need
Find another shed in your area
— "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