Moonee Valley Men's Sheds

Moonee Valley Men's Shed

The Moonee Valley Men's Sheds are fully equipped workshops where both skilled and unskilled men and women can share time together and enjoy the great sense of accomplishment associated with producing quality products from a variety of materials.

Whether you are an expert timber craftsman or a complete novice, you will be welcomed at Moonee Valley Men's Sheds. Never used power tools? No problem! Our skilled Men’s Shed Program Facilitator will show you how.

Activities include:

  • personal projects 
  • designing / making / repairing various items 
  • community based projects 
  • designing and making craft items for sale and donation

Hours of operation

Men’s Shed Aberfeldie

Where: 5 Rutherford Street (access via Bruce Street), Aberfeldie

When: Monday's mixed group, 9am to 1pm

Tuesday and Thursday, 9am to 1pm

Men’s Shed Up-Cycling Shop

Moonee Valley Men’s Shed Aberfeldie has an Up-Cycling Shop which is open to the public and proudly sells items built or restored by our 'sheddies'.

Visitors can purchase items including children’s toys, furniture, wood turned bowls, planter boxes and our popular wood turned pens.

All items are made from donated or discarded materials, and proceeds from sales contribute to the running of the Moonee Valley Men’s Shed program.

When: Thursday and Saturday, 9am-1pm

Men's Shed Flemington

Where: 126 Racecourse Rd, Flemington Estate

When: Wednesday, 9am to 12 noon

Men's Shed Strathmore

Where: 144a Mascoma St, Strathmore

When: Friday, 10am to 12 noon

What’s so special about Men’s Sheds?

Australian culture doesn’t encourage men to talk about feelings and emotions, or to take an interest in their own health and well-being. Unlike women, men are often reluctant to talk about their emotions and to ask for help.

Membership of a Men’s Shed gives a man that safe and busy environment where he can learn new skills in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.

Just as all sheds are different, so are the members. They come from all walks of life, have different interests, skills and personalities. What they have in common is that they have time on their hands and the wish to do something meaningful.

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How can I become a member?

Download and complete the enrolment form (pdf, 704KB) (docx, 257KB) and send to:

Moonee Valley City Council
Aged and Disability Services – INTAKE
PO Box 126
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Once your application has been processed, you will be contacted to arrange an induction at the Men’s Shed.

Fees 

Annual membership: resident - $72.50, non-resident - $136
Casual attendance:

resident - $6.76, non-resident - $12.65

resident (HACC) - $5.40, non-resident (HACC) - $10.10

Australian Men’s Shed Association

The Australian Men's Shed Association was established in 2007 by the Australian independent community based Men's Sheds, to represent, support and promote the Men's Shed Movement and to act as a central hub for information exchange. With over 400 Member Sheds representing an estimated 30,000 men, the Australian Men's Shed Association is the largest Men's Shed support organisation in Australia.

Visit Men's Sheds for information on shed locations, contact details, copies of their regular newsletter, news of current events and access to the discussion forum.

Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge the support provided by the Victorian Government through the Department of Planning and Community Development.

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Proud supporters of the Men's Shed: 

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Contact us

For further information please contact:

Email: mensshed@mvcc.vic.gov.au    
Phone: 9243 1769

Last updated: Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:48 AM