Men’s Sheds are community spaces where men can socialise through a range of activities.
Whether it's working on a community or personal project, Men's Sheds offer the opportunity for men to get together and learn from each other.
The 4 Men's Sheds in Boroondara primarily offer woodworking, but some also run other activities.
Alamein Men's Shed
Where: 49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Activities include woodworking and socialising with other shed participants who come from a range of backgrounds and ages (from 18 to 90 years). Anyone can join, but preference is given to City of Boroondara residents.
For further information or to arrange a visit, contact Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre on (03) 9885 9401.
Kew Men's Shed
Where: Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 2-12 Derby Street, Kew.
When: Wednesday and Friday 10 am to 3 pm (during school term).
The Kew Men’s Shed provides a place to:
- work on your own project
- fix something
- help with maintenance jobs
- contribute to special projects.
Hawthorn Men's Shed
Where: 93 - 95 Elgin Street, Hawthorn (behind the Uniting AgeWell Centre).
When: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 12:30 pm, Thursday 9 am to 3 pm.
Hawthorn Men’s Shed is open to everyone in the community and offers a great variety of tools and a fantastic space to work in.
- book club
- regular lunches and bbqs.
Drop by if you would like to tackle a new project or have a job you would like a hand with.
North Balwyn Community Men's Shed
Where: 60A Buchanan Avenue, North Balwyn.
When: Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Located next to North Balwyn Bowling Club, the purpose-built facility is open to everyone, particularly men who are:
- retired or semi-retired
- socially isolated
- not working full time
- experiencing ill health or have a disability.
- computer skills
- men’s health forums
- fellowship events.
You can also bring along home projects you're working on.
For more information on Men's Sheds, see the Australian Men's Shed Association website.