Parramatta District Men's Shed Inc.

Parramatta District Men’s Shed Inc is a non-profit organisation setup as part of the Men’s Shed movement – a movement to gain awareness of men’s health issues, and to provide a place for men to meet with other men.

The Parramatta District shed provides a place for men (any age from 18 +)  to meet, and a place for men without a shed to tinker with tools with our vast array of gardening, metal and wood-working tools and machinery.

The men’s shed is a place:

  • To socialize
  • To learn new skills
  • To hone the skills you have
  • To share good company
  • To use great tools
  • To try new hobbies
  • To work on your own projects
  • To work on Shed projects
  • To contribute to the community
  • To be productive
  • To just hang-out
  • To have fun and enjoy yourself

In the Parramatta District Men’s Shed, you may see men making new things, fixing old things, or sharing their skills and knowledge with others. But most importantly, you’ll find an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship among the members. The shed is a very relaxed environment… a place for men to come and relax, chat with others and share a cuppa.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Parramatta District Men’s Shed, have a look at the about page, or read some of the latest news. You can also have a look at some of the projects the men of our shed have been getting up to. As well as this, you could have a read through some of the tutorials the men of the shed have shared. If you’re then interested in having a look around our shed, or signing up as a member, get in contact with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Our Supporters

Parramatta City Council

Parramatta City Council

Grill’d Parramatta

Australian Government

Australian Government

Australian Hearing Parramatta

Australian Men's Shed Association

Australian Men’s Shed Association

New South Wales Goverment logo

NSW Government

Latest News

  • Heritage Skills Initiative

    Posted on July 15, 2017

    PDSMInc wins grant for pilot Heritage Skills Initiative PdmsInc has been successful in winning some grant monies from Parramatta City Council (Community capacity building) for the development of a pilot program to develop heritage skill sets required in the Parramatta North Urban Transformation project area. The executive of PDMSInc realised that here is a massive […]

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  • Chicken Coup DELIVERED

    Posted on June 16, 2017

    PARRAMATTA DISTRICT MEN’S SHED DELIVERS ON CHICKEN COUP Courtlands Retirement Village contains a wing for Dementia patients, So as part of their care, staff at Courtlands decided to see how a Chicken Coup would work as an activity. Courtlands approached our shed to build a custom coup. A couple of our men decide it would […]

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  • ANZAC DAY memorial crosses delivered

    Posted on June 16, 2017

    ANZAC DAY Crosses delivered Our shed was approached to construct approximately 20 white crosses. These were to then be individually engraved with the veteran’s name. The veteran was a Parramatta citizen. The crosses had to be of specific dimensions and the crossbar had to be made so it could be engraved and then re-assembled. This […]

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  • “Garden Box for Sorrel Lane, North Parramatta”

    Posted on June 16, 2017

    Garden Box for Sorrel Lane Parramatta As part of the close working relationship with Parramatta City Council and the UPCYCLE project, our shed was requested to make a Garden Box for the Sorrel Lane community garden. The brief was that it had to be constructed from recycled materials. It had to be lockable and secured […]

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  • PDMSInc delivers new Honour Board

    Posted on June 16, 2017

    PDMSInc delivers new Honour Board Parramatta District Men’s Shed was commissioned by Parramatta Lion’s Club to build their new Honour Board. It took some twelve months to complete the project because of the detailed and meticulous work involved.             PDMSInc handed over the Honour Board at our 2016 Open day […]

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  • Geoff LEE visits our shed

    Posted on June 16, 2017

    Geoff LEE (MP for Parramatta) VISITS OUR SHED  to take delivery of hand made pens on 28th November 2016 One of shed members (Frank Zelasko) has become an avid pen maker and has perfected the art to a standard where our Local MP ordered several of these boxed pens as momento’s. The honourable Mr Lee […]

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  • Delivering Bench seats Potting tables

    Posted on October 7, 2016

    PDMSInc DELIVERS on up-cycle project: Over the last few weeks PDMSInc has delivered 13 up-cycle products to local schools. Parramatta City Council (PCC) and Parramatta District Men’s Shed Inc (PDMSInc) have jointly worked on a project to up-cycle hardwood fencing and other timbers that were destined for the rubbish tip and LANDFILL. Our members made […]

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  • Bunnings Fathers Day 2016

    Posted on September 5, 2016

    …. DIY  Fathers Day with a twist Bunnings from Rydalmere approached the Parramatta District Men’s Shed Inc.  to assist run a DIY evening for Fathers day. The Idea was for our volunteer members to pool their vast expertise and help the children of Dad’s to make a simple item for their Dad. BUT … Dad […]

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  • PDMS Inc wins GRANT from Parramatta City Council

    Posted on July 6, 2016

    PDMS Inc wins GRANT from Parramatta City Council ….. Once again our Shed has been successful in obtaining a grant from Parramatta City Council’s Community Grants 2016 program. The grant allows our Shed to purchase a “Computer Numerical Control 3d Router Kit”. The major reason for requiring this equipment is to produce templates and cut-outs […]

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  • Woodworking for Beginners ……

    Posted on July 5, 2016

      A collaboration between PDMS Inc and Parramatta College: Parramatta District Men’s Shed (PDMS Inc.) is proud to announce that Parramatta College have teamed up to bring a new course to the Parramatta community. Lessons will be conducted at our Shed by our Volunteer Men. The intent of the program is for those who want […]

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