Marrickville Men’s Shed


Meets every Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm.

They work on projects in The Bower toolshed and the Greening Australia backyard (next door). Currently they’re building custom tool cabinets to sort out 8 years worth of collected, salvaged and reused tools.

Check out their Facebook page for more information.



In August 2011, The Bower held an innaugural meeting of The Marrickville Men’s Shed.

The Marrickville Shed is a great space for guys to get together and build projects to help out the community. The Bower has a community workshop chock full of repaired and restored tools and we can’t wait to see what the guys will do with it all once it’s sorted out and ready for action!

The program was begun with considerable help from Marrickville Council as well as input from the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre‘s Boarding House Project and Greening Australia.

The Bower was successful in securing seed funding through the CDSE program. Money donated by Canterbury and Hurlstone Park RSL Club allowed for the hiring of a facilitator to oversee the first 6 months of the shed. Michael ensures the workshop is safe and well equipped and is helping the guys find their feet in a group situation.

When the shed is ship-shape they’ll begin other Reuse and Repair projects, working with goods donated to The Bower.

You can see more of what the Men’s Shed get up to by stopping by on a Thursday between 10 and 2pmor by following them on Facebook.