What are Men’s Sheds?
Men’s Sheds are a place for men to go throughout WA. Men’s sheds provide a place where men can feel included and safe, where they can work on their own projects and hobbies and give back to their community.
Sheds are a community hub for men throughout WA. They provide a place where men can feel included and safe, where they can work on their own projects and hobbies and give back to their community
Sheds aren’t just for ‘old blokes.’ Each shed is different. Many offer woodwork, welding, metal work, car maintenance, computer skills, gardening and that’s just the beginning. Restoration of furniture also keeps Sheds busy with members of the community choosing to repair or repurpose furniture and household items rather than replace.
Many men, especially after retirement, find themselves alone, often living in isolation and needing to connect with their community and find new purpose but aren’t sure how. There are men that have moved to a new community that need to make some new mates. Some men just want to learn or revisit an skill or simply want access to the resources available within the Shed.
Many members simply like to drop in for a chat.
Men’s sheds are always ready to lend a helping hand in their community, from restoring benches for public spaces, building playgrounds or delivering firewood for members of their communities.
Definition of a men’s shed
Men’s Sheds of WA defines a men’s shed as a group of men that come together, to participate in activities and shared interests. Download our men’s shed definition.