Most sheds are individually incorporated organisations, that in Western Australia, are represented as members of Men’s Sheds of WA.
Men’s Sheds of WA represents you on the state and federal level, but you may also chose to be a member of the Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA), which we recommend.
AMSA is a representative body for all men’s sheds and operates on the federal level.
Some time ago there was a federal relationship between Men’s Sheds of WA and AMSA, with Men’s Sheds of WA and the other state peak bodies serving as the board of AMSA. This has not been the case for several years and at this stage there is no formal relationship between the organisations, though we have worked together closely on some events in Western Australia.
The real summary is that it’s recommended to be a member of both organisations so that your members can benefit from the resources and support of both.
You are not automatically a member of AMSA as a member of Men’s Sheds of WA.