Men's sheds

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.

Learn about men's sheds

Find out what men's sheds are and why they're important.

Locate a men's shed near you

There are over 1000 men's sheds across Australia. Find your local shed.

Check for grant opportunities

We run men's shed grant rounds twice a year. See what's available.

Find more information about men's health

See healthdirect for more on men's health issues.

Men's sheds at a glance


of members agree their shed makes an important contribution to their community


important contribution to their community 69 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. 

National Men's Health Strategy 2020–2030

This strategy outlines Australia’s national approach to improving the health of men and boys – particularly those at greatest risk of poor health – and to reducing inequities between different groups.

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Related work

National Shed Development Programme (NSDP)

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.

Governance review of the Australian Men’s Shed Association

We undertook 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.

Men's sheds regional coordinators initiative

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.

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