Welcome to the Victorian Men's Shed Association

Set up to represent and assist the independent community based Men's Sheds in Victoria, the Association is affiliated to and works with the Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) This is the official site for the Victoria Men's Sheds Association. (www dot mensshed dot org )
It provides information on Shed locations and contact details of the Sheds in the State together with news of current events and access to the discussion forum.

Her Excellency, The Honourable Linda Dessau AM Governor of Victoria is proud to be the Patron-in-Chief of the Victorian Men’s Shed Association.

Latest : Labor Government Building 15 New Men’s Sheds

New Men’s Sheds will be built in 15 communities across Victoria as the Andrews Labor Government announces the successful grant recipients of its $750,000 Men’s Shed grants round.

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the successful grant recipients today at the official opening of the Melbourne Men’s Shed at Federation Square, which was funded in a previous grants round.

The Labor Government has awarded grants of up to $60,000 to build 15 new men’s sheds in communities with a high need.

The funds can be used to construct a new Men’s Shed, redevelop an existing building into a Men’s Shed or co-locate a Men’s Shed in a multifunction community facility or hub.

Each local project has been undertaken with extensive community consultation, and has a plan to grow the involvement of local residents to build strong partnerships with other community organisations like councils and neighbourhood houses.

Men’s Sheds enhance the health and wellbeing of both individuals and Victorian communities as a whole by reducing social isolation and promoting social inclusion.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos:

“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support Men’s Sheds - they play an important role in building inclusive and vibrant Victorian communities.”

“They are a safe and friendly space where people can learn new skills, catch up with mates and give back to the community.”  

“Men’s sheds enable people to get together, work on valuable projects and forge strong ties with others in the community – they are great for the health and wellbeing of men in our communities.

Projects to receive grants:

Ararat and District Men's Shed Inc

•Bannockburn and District Men's Shed Inc

•Colac and District Men's Shed

•Cranbourne Casey Men's Shed

•Dallas Men's Shed

•Inverloch Men's Shed Inc

•Kyneton Men’s Shed Inc.

•Nagambie Lakes Men's Shed

•Ouyen District Men's Shed Inc

•The Bemm Shed

•Trafalgar Men's Shed

•Wahgunyah Men's Shed

•Warragul Woodworkers Club

•Western Suburbs CALD Men's Shed

•Westvale Community Centre Men's Shed

The registration form for the AMSA conference is able to be printed from the file here: --
-- Current Special Bulletin

The latest Newsletter -- Current VMSA Newsletter

Calendar these events:

6th National Australian Men's Shed Association Conference.
Saturday 17 October - Tuesday 20 October 2015

• 'The Men’s Shed Movement: Bringing it all back home Book Launch’
Monday 16 Nov, 1pm for a 1.30pm formal start at Tongala Men’s Shed in Tongala. 'The Men’s Shed Movement: Bringing it all back home Book Launch’
• VMSA Men’s Shed Expo, Queen Victoria Market,
Sunday 29th of November, 2015


VMSA Executive Officer Report

Please refer to the report on  NL_VMSA201509

Ric Blackburn

VMSA Executive Officer.     vmsa@vmsa.org.au




updated 3/10/2015.


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