Welcome to the AMSA

Established in 2007 by the Australian independent community based Men's Sheds to represent, support and promote the Mens Shed Movement and to act as a central hub for information exchange. The Australian Mens Shed Association is funded by the Federal Government to provide initial and ongoing practical support for the development of all Mens Sheds.

The Australian Mens Shed Association is a member based organisation founded on the principle of sharing information freely between Sheds and those communities and organisations wishing to establish a Shed.

 AMSA services are provided freely to registered and non registered sheds, Membership to the Association is FREE for all services excluding membership that includes our discounted Group Public Liability Insurance Scheme.     

AMSA is a charitable not-for-profit association and is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. AMSA is the peak body representing Mens Sheds in Australia providing free practical support and assistance. With over 1000 Mens Sheds registered AMSA is now the largest Association in Australia focussed on male health and well-being.

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Latest News

  • Community Awareness Project Resources
    28 Jan 2014

    Every AMSA men’s shed will be receiving a Resource package over the next few weeks- the package will contain both an Information and Marketing manual to assist in understanding the project and organising potential activities, posters, brochures, postcards, factsheets and merchandis...

  • 2013/2014 National Shed Development Program
    24 Jan 2014

    The 2013/2014 National Shed Development Program will open on Tuesday 28th January.

    The Round will be open for 6 weeks and applications close on Friday 7th March 2014.

    To access the information and documentation, go to the AMSA website <...

  • Age is not a barrier
    21 Jan 2014

    Many older Australians believe their age prevents them from being a potential organ and tissue donor. Research commissioned by the Organ and Tissue Authority in 2013 found that while 74% of Australians aged 65 years or more are willing to become organ and tissue donors, 36% wrongly...

  • National Shed Development Grants Update
    17 Jan 2014

    The Minister for Health has now announced the outcomes for Round Six of the National Shed Development Program.

  • Organ & Tissue Authority Community Awareness Project
    17 Jan 2014

    AMSA has been successful in the latest Organ & Tissue Authority Community Awareness Grants program to undertake a national project in relation to Organ & Tissue Donation.

  • 2013 Safety Quip Grants
    04 Oct 2013

    SafetyQuip has provided, through a Grants Program, funding for three men’s sheds that have demonstrated a strong commitment to their local community and are currently undertaking a meaningful community project.

  • Boxes for BlazeAid’s star picket drivers
    19 Aug 2013

    BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, volunteers help to rebuild fences that have been damaged or destroyed.

  • Timber & Working with Wood Show
    26 Jul 2013

    26 - 28 July 2013, Sydney Olympic Park

  • Mens shed movement is taking off around the world
    24 Jul 2013

    The men's shed movement is taking off as men come to tinker, learn new skills or deal with complex emotional issues such as marriage breakdown.

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The 2013 Men's Shed survey is now finished. Thank you to all the members who completed this year’s survey.