Men’s sheds are community-based, non-commercial organisations that are open to all men. Men’s sheds improve the health and wellbeing of their members by giving them a safe place to make friends, share meaningful activities, talk, and access health information and resources.
Men's sheds at a glance
of members agree their shed makes an important contribution to their community
is the average age of men's sheds members
of shed members live in regional Australia
Source: Men's Sheds in Australia. Beyond Blue, 2013.
The Australian Government has committed to ongoing support of men’s sheds as part of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030. A new grant round to fund tools, events and equipment will open in October 2020.
National Men's Health Strategy 2020–2030
Men's sheds support the goals of the National Men's Health Strategy.
Related initiatives and programs
The NSDP makes sure that all men’s sheds in Australia have access to a wide range of resources and support for their particular shed.
The department is undertaking a review to advise and recommend possible enhancements to the Australian Men’s Shed Association’s (AMSA) governance arrangements and Australian Government funding to the men’s shed movement in Australia.
Regional coordinators provide support to men’s sheds in each state and territory in Australia to support men’s access to health information and resources to improve their wellbeing.