Men’s Sheds of WA is the peak body representing Men’s Sheds throughout Western Australia.
A men’s shed provides a place for men to talk and contribute to their local community when they have retired, where practical skills and knowledge can be shared.
All sheds are different, some like to do woodwork, whereas others can be more outgoing and like to contribute their time to helping the local community. Whatever your shed does, the shed experience will improve your wellbeing by keeping physically, mentally and socially active.
Men’s Sheds of WA supports over 180 men’s sheds throughout the state of WA, ranging from Albany in the west to Broome in the north. Men’s sheds play an incredibly important role in the WA community.
We’re here to:
We exist only through the efforts and commitment of volunteers from sheds around WA, along with the support and funding from the Department of Communities and Lotterywest.
Men account for 72% of work-related disease and 2 in 3 serious claims for workers compensation.
Men aged 45-54 are nearly 5 times more
likely to die from heart disease than women
1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer before
their 85th birthday
3 in 4 suicides in Australia are men. Suicide is the leading killer of men under 55.
WA’s first Men’s Shed Conference held in Mukinbudin titled “Bloke’s Building Better Communities”
At the conference a group of men decide to form a steering committee to help future sheds.
James Wild is appointed as the new CEO of Men’s Sheds of WA.
Jaxon joins the team as our senior project officer.
With funding from Lotterywest, we launch a pilot small grants program for WA men’s sheds.
We are successful in receiving federal Department of Health funding which will support our welfare officer training program.
Rebecca joins our team as the Regional Health Coordinator who will oversee our welfare officer training program.