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There is a number of men’s shed organisations in Wollongong, with the wider community recognising the important role they have in supporting the needs of men.

Council made a commitment in its Community Strategic Delivery Plan 2012/2013 to develop a Men’s Shed Strategy to guide Council’s role in this area and meet the social, cultural and recreational needs of men.

This commitment resulted in a report called Men’s Spaces and Places - Final Report which looks at the importance of men’s sheds and spaces in the local community. The document also reports on what the community thinks about men’s sheds and spaces through an extensive community engagement survey.

The report outlines several actions by which Council may contribute to supporting existing and future men’s sheds and spaces, men’s programs and initiatives, such as:

1. Increase community awareness of men’s sheds and programs whilst support initiatives that increase programs and activities for men

2. Identify training and development needs to strengthen staff, volunteers and local organisations working with men

3. Improve the level of communication between Council and community groups to achieve capacity building of men’s sheds and groups.

Council’s report is supported by several documents, which can be viewed below:


PDf icon Men’s Spaces and Places – A Background Document on Men’s Sheds

PDF icon Demographic Profile of Males in the Wollongong LGA

PDF icon Community Engagement Report

PDF icon Community Engagement Summary Report


 To locate or contact a local men's group, please see the links below:


PDF icon Map of local men's groups. 

If you have a men’s group or men’s shed that you would like to add to the list above, please call us on (02) 4227 7111 or email



Men's Spaces and Places Contacts (click name for detail)

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Berkeley Neighbourhood CentreMaria Di Carlo (Community  Development Worker)(02) 42711661Fridays 12:00-2:30pm
Bulli Community Centre, 455 Princes Hwy, WoononaKim Granger (President) John Jones (Secretary)0499617433 or (02) 4631 1700Tuesdays and Wednesdays  10am – 4pm
5 Miller St Coniston (Rear of ITeC Building)Brian Pember(02) 42838111Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday   9am -12.30pm.
Cnr Russell & Underwoods St, CorrimalTrevor Collier (Secretary Manager)0418 673 126Tuesdays to Thursday  9am – 3pm
Darcy House, Old Port Rd, Port KemblaMatthew Woolley(02) 4276 3900Mondays  10.30am – 12.30pm
6/243 Shellharbour Road WarrawongJeff Dakers(02) 4274 3837  After Hours: 0419 601 040To be formalised when building work complete
2 Wilga Cl, Albion Park RailGreg Potts, Programs Officer(02) 4256 9385Programs operate 5 days a week
Jetty’s by the Lake Mature Age Village 210 Windang Rd, WindangJohn Durrant(02) 4296 7434Monday 2:00 to 4:00
Cnr Thirroul Rd, Kanahooka Rd KanahookaKen Hadden0411714188Tuesdays and Wednesdays  9:30 to 2:30 Gardens open 24/7
Mt Keira Rd, Mt KeiraGraham Noble(02) 4229 2989 option 2Wednesdays 7.30am – 6pm
Port Kembla Community Centre Hall, Cnr Wentworth and Church Sts, Port KemblaDaniel Deighton(02) 4276 3433Wednesdays 9.30am – 3.30pm
Church St Railway Computer Carpark, ThirroulJohn  Dening(02) 4268 6992General (mainly wood work) Mon.  9am – 12pm Tues. 9am – 12pm Thurs. 9am – 12pm  Computer/Photography Wed. 9am – 12pm
Greene St, WarrawongSteve(02) 4275 1875Fridays  10.30am – 12.30pm
Illawarra Seniors College, Port KemblaSocial Support(02) 4227 7888Fridays 9.30am to 2.00pm
Bellambi Surf ClubShane Venables(02)42964200Monday 10.00am to 1.00pm, May to December 2014
The Polish Centre, Gipps Road, KeiravilleAlf Green (Secretary)02 4229 904010.00am to 12.00, 3rd Monday of every month (except in July and November)
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