The Australian Men’s Shed Association is the national service provider to more than 1000 Men’s Sheds in Australia – providing practical support, specialised services and resources.
The concept of AMSA was tabled in 2005 and was formally established in 2007 with the founding principle of freely sharing information between organisations and members for the development and effective operations of Men’s Sheds. The Association was originally auspiced by CatholicCare Newcastle and has been strongly supported collaboratively by Uniting Care North Sydney, beyondblue and Mensline. Through the ever increasing number of emerging Men’s Sheds, the Australian Men’s Shed Association developed into the peak body representing and supporting Men’s Sheds in Australia, a model which is now replicated internationally.
With the launch of the Federal Government’s National Male Health Policy in May 2010, the contribution of AMSA and Men’s Sheds was formally recognised with the allocation of ‘$3 million for the Australian Men’s Sheds Association to provide practical support to sheds, especially those in areas of high need. Men’s sheds play an important role in the community by providing meeting places where men can find social support and camaraderie’.
Evans Head Airpark is a proud sponsor of the Evans Head Men’s Shed.
For more information about joining your local Men’s Shed, visit the AMSA website online.