Tuesday, 16th October, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more positive, safe and practical spaces for men from Toongabbie to work together and contribute to their local community.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today opened the Toongabbie & District Men’s Shed extension

This adds to the tally of 70 men’s sheds the Labor Government has already built or upgraded since November 2014.

Each year, the Labor Government provides $1 million to support men’s sheds in Victoria, which includes funding for the Victorian Men’s Shed Association.

Men’s sheds are safe and practical places for men to meet, make social connections and actively participate in their local communities.

The Labor Government is a proud supporter of men’s sheds and recognises the important role they play in bringing communities together. For more information, visit

Quote attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos

 “Men’s sheds are a wonderful part of the Victorian community – and we’re building and upgrading more of them so more Victorians can benefit.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

We know that men’s sheds are at the heart of so many communities and that they provide invaluable local connections, experiences and friendships – my warmest congratulations to all the members of the Toongabbie & District Men’s Shed who can now enjoy their new facilities.” 

Quote attributable to Victorian Men’s Shed Association Executive Officer Ric Blackburn

“It’s great news for shedders around Victoria and their local communities, and we’re grateful for the continued support from the Victorian Government.”