Mens Shed — Frankston, Langwarrin, Pines

The shed is for retired blokes, blokes with mental health issues, socially isolated blokes and blokes who are looking to have contact with other blokes.

Men’s Shed primary activity is woodwork. It gives members the use of equipment not normally found in home workshops. Most Men’s Shed members are either semi or fully retired so they bring a wide range of vocational knowledge and a lifetime of training.

The Shed offers the opportunity for men to share skills and life experiences while learning from others.

For some, the Shed offers a respite from isolation and alleviates the loneliness and depression that can sometimes accompany retirement, bereavement or other life changing events such as accident or debilitating illness.

The age group for the Shed is 18 years to 100 years. The concept is an activity to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Go to the Australian Men's Shed website.

Frankston Men's Shed

Located just near the Frankston Hospital bus shelter on the Frankston-Flinders Road (AKA Hastings Rd). A number of volunteers assist in running their programs. Please contact the coordinator as, sometimes, there can be a waiting list.

The Frankston Men’s shed is for men of all ages who are:

- socially isolated,
- suffering from depression,
- recently retired,
- unemployed, or
- have drug and alcohol issues.

The Shed has:

Arts and Crafts
Men's Community Kitchen
Developing Basic Computer Skills

Hours of Operation

MONDAY 9:00am — 3:00pm
Men's Social Group every Monday afternoon (by referral or self-referral)

9:00am — 2:00pm

Contact: John Baarsma
Men's Shed Coordinator
Address: Peninsula Health, PO Box 52 Frankston

Phone: 9784 8403
Fax: 9784 8149

Community Support Frankston thanks the Frankston Men’s Shed members who, each year, donate painted wooden toys to the Frankston Community Appeal.

Langwarrin Men's Shed
185 Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin
Melway Ref: 103 J4

MONDAY to FRIDAY 10:00am — 2:00pm.
Contact: President 0434 506 768

Membership is $45.00 per member for the year which covers the use of equipment and most materials. It also covers insurance.

The Langwarrin Men's Shed offers the following:

  • Woodworking
  • Metal working and welding
  • Leadlighting
  • Community projects
  • Developing basic computer skills.

Pines Community Men's Shed
14 Stringybark Cres. Frankston North
Melway Ref: 99 J9

MONDAY to SATURDAY 9:00am — 4:00pm.
Contact: 9786 1008

This Shed is a five hundred square metre community workshop. It functions on a drop-in basis with approximately 80 visitors a week at present. Shed members make and repair toys for the Frankston Toy Library and other community groups or individuals in need of a hand. Open to all men over the age of 18. New members are welcome. There is a $10 joining fee and $30 annual membership.