About Men’s Sheds Of W A

Men’s Sheds of W A

MSWA’s history

In 2009 the Mukinbudin 1950’s Working Farm Shed and the Shire of Mukinbudin conducted the first WA Men’s Shed conference. The decision to form MSWA was made at the conference and a steering committee was formed. MSWA became incorporated and held the inaugural AGM in July 2010.

MSWA was formed to represent all of the Men’s Sheds in WA. MSWA coordinates and
disseminates information to all sheds and assists in setting up new sheds. Meetings
are held with politicians and funding bodies to get the maximum benefit for the WA
sheds.

MSWA previously received financial support from the WA Department of Health and the WA Department of Local Government and Communities. It currently receives funding from the Department of Communities.

What is a Men’s Shed?

MSWA recognises a men’s shed as any community-based, non-profit, non-commercial
organisation that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision
of a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where men are able to work on meaningful
projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. A major
objective is to advance the health and wellbeing of their male members and to encourage
social inclusion.MSWA is a not for profit organisation.

Visit the MSWA Website.

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