About our shed

About Us

To maintain a meeting place where members can enjoy the company of others and provide opportunities for hands on projects to benefit members and the community.

To develop a culture where members share skills and foster friendships in a supportive environment.
To promote personal well-being and men’s health.
To establish activities to ensure the shed’s sustainability.

Participation and Membership
The Warrnambool Men’s Shed will encourage participation by all persons, once accepted by the Committee of Management, to accept and continue to uphold the stated rules including the Vision and Mission of the shed. Although membership is primarily targeted toward the older men in the community, the participation of younger men and women in Shed activities is also welcome.

What is the men’s shed?
The shed is designed to provide men and women with a place to work on projects. Evidence suggests that health and well being are greatly improved when engaging in activities at the men’s shed.

Shed Activities

Wood work
School programs

Find us


Phil Pettingill

91 Hyland Street Warrnambool, VIC 3280
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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