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!

 

Latest News

  • Registered Charity

    Posted on July 4, 2018

    Parramatta District Men’s Shed now a REGISTERED CHARITY In May 2018,  the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) approved registration of PDMSInc as a Charity . The ACNC notes that “Charities play an essential role in the Australian community and are entitled to a range of benefits and taxation concessions because of their contribution to […]

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  • National Heritage Week

    Posted on May 10, 2018

    National Heritage Week ….. PDMSInc will have our shed open for this event on SATURDAY 19th May 2018 No 1 Fleet Street, North Parramatta We invite you to join us for a rare opportunity to learn about the history of the Parramatta North Heritage Precinct. On Saturday, 19 May, there will be tours of the […]

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  • First Aid Course 2018

    Posted on April 3, 2018

    PDMSInc do a First Aid Course Members of Parramatta District Mens Shed successfully completed the Provide First Aid HLTAID003 course delivered through the Michael Hughes Foundation (MHF). Our course presenter Kevin McSweeney instructed 14 PDMSInc members and 1 non member (through MHF) in the art of first aid. Kevin’s style was relaxed with a lot […]

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  • Men Care Too

    Posted on October 4, 2017

    Men Care Too …. new website just launched …. The caring experience and perspective is often different for men. We generally find it difficult to ask for help and it is hard finding somewhere to fit in as a man with caring responsibilities.  The Men Care Too website is for Sons, Brothers, Fathers, Uncles, Husbands, Neighbours and Mates. They […]

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  • 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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