Alamein Men’s Shed started in 2007 and relocated to its current home at the Alamein Railway Station in 2013. It has become a much-loved gathering place for the men of Ashburton and surrounding suburbs; a supportive, social place where they can meet, chat, create and learn.
The Men’s Shed welcomes men of all ages who have an interest or skills in woodwork. There is a variety of projects on the go for local community groups, schools and organisations. Men are also free to pursue their own projects. Help is available for those who wish to improve their woodworking skills. We provide a range of tools for participants to use in their projects.
Past projects include maintaining wooden toys for childcare centres, making new toys for kindergartens, repairing furniture, building bee-breeding boxes for a research project, possum boxes for wildlife carers, as well as individual projects.
How to get involved
The Shed is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 am to 12 pm. The cost to participate in the Men’s Shed is $30 per term. This fee covers the use of the Shed, including consumables, materials and utilities.
We also have a new session on Fridays 10am-12pm (cost is $25 per term or $2.50 per session). Come and do some arts, upcycling and more, and join in some men’s discussion. Contact the centre to register.
We welcome enquiries from men who are interested in joining the Men’s Shed; preference is given to residents of the City of Boroondara.
To find out more or book a place at the Men’s Shed, please call the Centre on 9885 9401.