Men's Shed Program

Men's sheds provide a place for people to get together, work on common projects and contribute to their community.

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) men’s sheds across Victoria are operating in new ways. 

All men’s sheds that are open must have a COVIDSafe plan. Read the latest advice and updates on the department’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website, specifically the Community Services Sector Plan.

Contact the Victorian Men’s Shed Association for advice on 0418 34 8888.

See the Getting Back to the Shed Guide, by the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

Men’s Shed Funding Program

There's more to mens sheds than just woodwork – video transcript (Word)

On 28 April 2022 the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, the Hon Anthony Carbines announced $870,000 in grants of up to $80,000 each, for the construction of new men’s sheds or the refurbishment or extension of existing sheds.

Online grants applications open

Online applications are open now via the SmartyGrants website.

Applications close at midnight on 30 June 2022.

If you have any questions about the Men’s Shed Funding Program, please call (03) 8633 4765 or email mens.sheds@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The 2021–22 Men’s Shed Funding Program allocated nearly $900,000 to 29 men’s shed groups across Victoria. These grants of up to $80,000 for construction or refurbishment ensure that men’s shed groups have the best facilities to carry out their important community building work.

Victorian Men's Shed Association

The Victorian Government provides funding to the Victorian Men's Shed Association to provide leadership and capacity-building for men's sheds across Victoria.