Men's health

Find out what we’re doing to improve the health of men and boys in Australia.

About men's health

Learn about the health of men and boys in Australia.

What we're doing

Learn about the work we're doing to improve the health of men and boys in Australia.

Men's sheds

Find out about the work we're doing with men's sheds, providing places where men can feel included and safe.

National strategy

Read our national strategy to improve the health of men and boys in Australia.

Did you know?


of Australian males drink more than 10 standard drinks per week

1 in 10

Australian males smoke daily


of men's ill health could be reduced by effective preventive health practices

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – The health of Australia’s males.

Initiatives and programs

Initiatives and programs

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.

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.



Male Health Initiative – Evaluation report

This report outlines the findings of the evaluation of the Male Health Initiative, conducted by Urbis. The evaluation assessed whether the initiative had met its intended outcomes, what barriers and enablers affected the outcomes and made recommendations to maximise the value of the initiative.

Men's and boys' barriers to health system access: a literature review

A key recommendation of the National Men's Health Strategy, this literature review identified health service and program access issues for men and boys in Australia and for priority male population groups. It also investigated barriers hindering men from accessing support for priority health issues.