Gidgegannup Men’s Shed
The Gidgegannup Men’s Shed was created by a small group of local men to help the community recover following the Wooroloo bushfires which swept through the area in February 2021.
A community-based Men’s Shed that provides opportunities for men and women to work on projects of their own, join in Shed activities and tasks, or just share time, recreation and fellowship with other members.
You can find our dedicated website here:
The Shed is currently temporarily located in the Ian Stannard Pavilion, Gidgegannup Show Grounds.
Regular woodwork, metalwork and mechanical workshop activities are held on Wednesday and Saturday 8am – 12pm. Our enthusiastic milling team mills local timber to use in woodwork projects such as bespoke jarrah slab tables, a unique venture due to our rural location.
The Men’s Chat Group, where blokes only meet, enjoy an informal relaxed social gathering sharing a yarn, playing darts, cards, and board games or cooking a BBQ. Shed Jam offers an opportunity for budding musicians to bring an instrument and/or their voice and have fun making sweet music together.
Our Guest Speaker Program is open to all the community covering topics of interest such as health and wellbeing, 3D printing, chainsaw maintenance and tips, and building nesting boxes from recycled timber.
We are proud to participate in community projects together with Rotary and the City of Swan. Projects include the Rotary funded BlazeAid fencing trailer to aid the replacement of fencing lost in the Wooroloo Bushfires and the Tool Library, a resource of tools available to affected residents and the wider community.
The City of Swan sponsor the Youth Program to assist local youths with the construction of Billy Carts for the Mount Helena Billy Cart Festival and the Wooroloo Bushfire Relief Community Morning Teas hosted together with other community groups, an informal social connection for residents affected by the bushfires and the wider community.
It was an honour to receive the 2022 Community category award in the Resilient Australia Awards.
A purpose-built shed design is being developed by a sub-committee for consideration by members. We are working closely with the City of Swan Assets Department to find a suitable site and determine how we will proceed to build a shed to meets our needs.
The Events Calendar on our website provides up to date information on upcoming events including guest speakers and workshop/social activities.
You can also follow our public Facebook page here: