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.

If you're interested in setting up a Men's Shed, see start a Men's Shed or contact Council.

Alamein Men's Shed

49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30 am – 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

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 2-12 Derby Street, Kew.

Wednesday: 10 am – 3 pm and Fridays: 10 am – 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.

For more information, call 0418 914 727 or visit Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

Hawthorn Men's Shed

93 - 95 Elgin Street, Hawthorn (behind the Uniting AgeWell Centre).

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 9am – 12.30pm, Thursdays: 9am – 3pm.

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.

Activities include:

  • woodworking
  • gardening
  • 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.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, call (03) 9815 0155 or email Hawthorn Men's Shed.

North Balwyn Community Men's Shed

60A Buchanan Avenue, North Balwyn.

Mondays and Thursdays: 10 am – 2 pm.

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. 

Activities include:

  • woodwork
  • computer skills
  • cooking
  • men’s health forums
  • fellowship events. 

You can also bring along home projects you're working on.

For further information, email [email protected]

For more information on Men's Sheds, see the Australian Men's Shed Association.


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