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FAIR DINKUM BUILDS AND THE AUSTRALIAN MEN'S SHED ASSOCIATION

The Story So Far....

Fair Dinkum Builds has been a supporter of the Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) since it began in 2007. In 2021, we made it official by signing a significant two-year partnership agreement.

Over the coming months and years, we'll be working with the AMSA to launch events and national initiatives designed to help build and strengthen Australia's shedding community.

David Helmers, AMSA Executive Officer

"This major partnership is the first of its kind for AMSA. It celebrates a long history of collaborative efforts supporting the Australian Men's Shed movement for our two organisations."

More than a shed

We know Australian sheds offer so much more to the local community than shelter and storage. Each men's, women's, and community shed is home to a vibrant community founded on the principle of sharing information.

It's a safe space for people from all walks of life to have a yarn, embrace mateship, and combine their skills to create something meaningful for the broader community.

 

About Men's Shed

The Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak government-funded body representing an estimated 150,000 individuals within the shedding community. It provides practical support, specialised services and resources to over 1000 registered Men's Sheds nationwide.

The Association recognises a Men's Shed as a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation whose primary activity is to provide a safe, friendly and healing environment where Men can work on meaningful projects at their own pace in the company of other men.

The concept of Men's Shed has now broadened to incorporate women's and community sheds and spread internationally to other countries, including New Zealand, the UK, Canada, and South Africa.

"Partnering with AMSA is a natural fit for Fair Dinkum Builds. We're both in the business of supporting locals and adding true value to people's lives," said Mark Cash, Fair Dinkum Builds National Distribution and Franchise Manager.

 

 

The Way Ahead

As part of our partnership agreement, Fair Dinkum Builds will participate in an exciting schedule of shedding community events, which includes the upcoming:

  • Annual Men's Shed Awards
  • AMSA National Conference
  • Men's Health Week

The partnership will also see support for the AMSA's national program of community events, helpful blogs and more.

 

How to get involved

We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available for upcoming events.

In the meantime, you can visit the Australian Men's Shed website for more information or discover how to join your local men's, women's or community shed.

There's also a helpful link so you can easily find a shedding community near you.