Welcome to AMSA
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body representing more than 930 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male based Community Development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by the Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds as a Federated body to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Not all Men’s Sheds are the same – if you looked inside you might see a number of men making furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, making Mynah bird traps, fixing lawn mowers or making a cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle
Members of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and would like something meaningful to do with that time.
AMSA believes that Men’s Sheds should be open to all men but where its membership is restricted to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander members for cultural purposes or restricted to residents of private facilities such as Aged Care and Residential Care facilities, such shed will be admitted.