About our shed
The Whittlesea Men’s Shed provides a place for men – particularly retired men - to gather together in their own space to:
· TALK - We sit around and chat on a wide range of topics. Talking is one thing we are really good at.
· SHARE SKILLS - Many of our members are retired tradesmen and they are more than willing to pass on their skills to anyone who wishes to learn.
· SWAP IDEAS - Ideas can range from how to mow a 1 hectare property to how to make a dolls cot.
· SOLVE PROBLEMS - These can be those found in the home, mechanical and even how to get to a local market.
· DISCUSS LIFE - As nearly all members are retired and some have lost a partner, this is an area that is very dear to everyone. It is great to have people who you can talk to openly and who will listen and offer assistance if and when it is needed.
· MAKE THINGS - The rest of our time is spent in making timber items such as toys and furniture and some metal items. We can build something based on your drawings or we will prepare a plan after discussions with you. Please check out the "Things we have made" page. Prices vary and we will provide you with a quote once the plan has been finalized.
Overall, we do a lot of things that are very important to our members.
Woodwork, Metalwork, Some Leatherwork, 3D Printing
Phone03 9716 0116
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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