Alamein Men’s Shed started in 2007 and relocated to its current home at the Alamein Railway Train 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 aged 18 years and above and who have an interest or skills in woodwork, craft and conversation; the cornerstone of Men’s Shed is mateship.
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 and 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 wildlife boxes as well as individual projects. Recently, members built 2 noticeboards in partnership with Access Health and Community and the Department of DFFH for public housing tenants in East Hawthorn.
How to get involved
The Men’s Shed is open on Tuesdays 9:30am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Cost per term is $25 per term. This fee covers the use of the Shed, including consumables, materials and utilities.
Registration is required.
We have other activities available at different times during the week and please contact the centre to ask about other programs.
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.