The Tasmanian Men's Shed Association (TMSA) was formed in 2009 and is the peak body representing more than 60 sheds across Tasmania.
These sheds play an incredibly important role in our communities.
The TMSA provide assistance locally through support, information and auspicing.
The organisation exists only through the efforts of volunteers from various sheds around Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Men's Shed Association committee lobby local and state government for funding on behalf of registered sheds.
Tasmanian Men’s Sheds Goes from Strength to Strength!
The Tasmanian Men's Shed Association has the following roles:
- To represent Men's Sheds to Governments, NGOs, funding sources etc.
- To publicize and promote the Men's Shed concept.
- To assist in training, OHS, funding and insurance advice.
- To maintain communications between Sheds.
- To provide Start up information documentation for new sheds.
- To act as a neutral body where overall decisions are required.
Our Strategic Plan is available for you to download and read here.
If you are a Men's Shed and would like to become a member of Tasmanian Men's Shed Association, download and fill out our membership application form here.
More new Sheds
TMSA continues strong growth with new Sheds regularly joining your representative organisation.
We now have 55 members across Tassie. There are three more expected soon and our membership could reach 60 by the end of the year.
TMSA President Michael Dennis announced today the appointment of the association’s new Executive Officer, well known Tasmanian Wendy Kennedy.
Mr Dennis said ‘we had a number of highly qualified applicants for this role, but given Wendy’s vast experience in so many areas, we were pleased to offer her this position. As a media personality, ambassador, fundraiser, board member and supporter of many organisations, Wendy’s commitment to community work, in particular social inclusion – will certainly assist TMSA and its Member sheds, well into the future’ he said.
Kennedy said ‘I’m extremely excited to be taking on this role. I have been looking for an opportunity like this for some time and representing TMSA is the perfect fit. I’ve been concerned about social isolation for many Tasmanians especially in regional areas for some time, and Sheds play a huge role in providing men (and women) community connection. Each shed has a story to tell, not only about the fine work that is created but the way the shedders pass on their skill sets to many - including school children of all ages.’
‘This role compliments my other community work and I am really looking forward to getting on the road and visiting sheds and meeting our members’ she said.