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Cabot's 7th National Men's Shed Conference

Cabot's 7th National Men's Shed ConferenceOnwards & Upwards Share Talk Discover29 September - 1 October 2017 | Mantra on View Hotel, Surfers Paradise


  • Registrations Open: Monday 24 April 2017
  • Early bird deadline: 1 August 2017



From humble beginnings, the 7th National Australian Men’s Shed Association Conference recognises the evolution of the Men’s Shed movement with a focus on grassroots shed operations and sustainability – to support the continued growth and success of your shed.

The 2017 Conference, themed Onwards and Upwards, will include traditional content about establishing Men’s Sheds, as well as a particular focus on operational matters including governance, financial management and best practices. Experienced shedders, professional service providers and the highly skilled AMSA team will present the conference streams.

The interactive sessions will encourage delegates to come together to share their lessons, talk in depth about experiences and discover ways to grow the success of their shed and the shed movement.  Delegates will have the opportunity to mix business with pleasure through an exciting social program. Without giving too much away too soon, the conference dinner is unlike anything AMSA have done before and is an experience not to be missed. Make sure to add your name to the expression of interest list to keep up-to-date with the latest conference news. 

I look forward to seeing you on the sunny Gold Coast.

David Helmers
Australian Men’s Shed Association Executive Officer/Conference Convenor 2017



This year we are excited to relaunch our National Men’s Shed Awards.

The awards, which will run biannually with the National Men’s Shed Conference, will give our Men’s Shed network the opportunity to recognise the unique and outstanding work of Men’s Sheds around Australia.

The National Men’s Shed Awards will look for distinctive sheds across five categories including unusual shed activities, best shed garden and shed of the year.

Nominations for the 2017 National Men’s Sheds Awards are now open. Click here for more information about the awards and nomination process.

Award winners will be announced alongside the recipient of the Ted Donnelly Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cabot’s 7th National Men’s Shed Conference Dinner, 30 September 2017.