About our shed
It is our aim to provide the Eastern Suburbs with a safe, friendly and inclusive place for men to meet and work on projects in company with other men. Or to simply hang out and chat over a cuppa.
We are located in the picturesque oasis of the historical War Memorial Hospital, a Uniting facility, on many bus routes and only 10 minutes walk from Bondi Junction. Convenient street parking is usually always available in Carrington Rd during school hours of 9:3am to 3.00pm.
You are most welcome to drop in, check us out and, hopefully, sign up for annual membership.
We are primarily a woodworking workshop, equipped with machines, power tools, hand tools, selected timber and consumables you would expect to find for general purpose woodworking.
A great variety of projects are carried out in the Waverley Community Men's Shed. Men are able to work on their own project and are encouraged to work together on the many community projects that come to us.
Other activities have included box making, model boat building, artwork, computing to name a few.
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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