Balmoral Men's Shed

The Balmoral Men's Shed is a weekly program where men and women in the district gather to, socialise, build, upholster, paint and repair.

The Shed participants are involved in numerous community projects as well as private commissioned projects. One of the highlights of the year for the program is making toys and mixing with the wider community at the local Balmoral P & A Society Show, where they teach children to craft wooden toys.

While these community Men's Sheds are now common, the Balmoral program was one of the first in Western Victoria, starting in 2006 as an avenue to enhance the Planned Activity Group. The program numbers have increased each year. Since that time membership has doubled and included women.

The Balmoral Mens Shed is a program coordinated and administered through the Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre. The Balmoral Men's Shed program is self funded by the sale of products and donations from community members, with the exception of the coordinator wages which is supported by the Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre.

The group meets on Thursday afternoons from 1.30pm in the Angling Club building on Coleraine Rd in Balmoral. Men and women are encouraged to join in the activities held throughout the year excluding January.

Mens Shed participants present Balmoral Community College Principal Wendy Hobbs with a seat for the Serenity Garden

Bob Paterson unveils the boat made by the Mens Shed for the Balmoral Early Learning Centre

Bob making crosses with the BCC students for the Anzac Day service