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

Australian Government

Australian Government

Australian Men's Shed Association

Australian Men’s Shed Association

New South Wales Goverment logo

NSW Government

Grill'd Parramatta

Grill’d Parramatta

Latest News

  • 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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  • Bottle Labeling Jigs

    Posted on May 31, 2016

    Bottle Labeling Jigs: The business adviser for our Men’s shed from ACRE CONSULTING Pty Ltd(CLICK on link) Ian McHugh requested our members to look at designing a device that could use a roll of labels and apply these to bottles as automatically as possible. This brief was then extended to a single label and a […]

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  • Minister AJAKA visits PDMSInc

    Posted on May 31, 2016

    The Hon John AJAKA Member of the Legislative Council Minister for Ageing, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Youth visited Parramatta District Men’s Shed today  to learn of the work, and lend his support and congratulations to the Parramatta Men’s Shed. “Men’s Sheds are filling a much needed social connection while […]

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    Posted on May 31, 2016

    TWENTY new homes for western Sydney’s injured or displaced brush-tail possums have been built by boys from Parramatta High School with the help from the Parramatta District Men’s Shed. Boys (from Parramatta High School) were referred by Karabi youth center, teamed up with Parramatta District Men’s shed volunteers over a period of 10 one day […]

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  • GRILL’D Parramatta and PDMSInc

    Posted on February 4, 2016

    GRILL’d Parramatta and PDMSInc Great news! We’ve been nominated to participate in the Grill’d Local Matters donation program at Grill’d Parramatta for the month of February. Every month, Grill’d donates $500 to local groups and asks their customers to decide who the money goes to. When customers buy a burger, they will receive a token to put […]

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  • Parramatta District Men’s Shed OPEN DAY

    Posted on June 14, 2015

    Announcing Parramatta District Men’s Shed First Open Day.  SEE the Parramatta Advertiser article HERE Today, the President of the Parramatta District Men’s Shed, Doug MacKay, announced that the Shed will be holding its first Open Day – on Friday, 19 June. Doug invited anyone who has ever wondered what exactly it is that men get […]

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  • Custom Jewellery Box

    Posted on February 24, 2015

    From our Parramatta Farmer’s Market stall, our shed received a request to build a Custom Jewellery Box for Susannah. One of our resident experienced box makers and a couple of our keen shed members formed a team and created a master piece for Susannah. There was a combination of several different timbers, but the really unique […]

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