Welcome to the Coffs Harbour Mens Shed Website


As a consequence of the 'temporary' status of the phone changeover, please use this mobile number to contact the shed:

0473 216 418
PLEASE NOTE: We are having issues with the phones due to the new location. Your patience is requested.
The phone number is correct, so don't try variations as this won't work.

Click here to send an email or visit the new Shed personally.

   Our Special Thanks

"The Coffs Harbour Men's Shed is built on the hard work of volunteers, and the generous donations and sponsorship of both large and small companies, governments and individuals.

We are especially grateful to the Coffs Harbour Local Council who have continually backed us with major grants and the provision of Professional advice from their staff at all levels.

Without Coffs Harbour Council's help over the years the Coffs Harbour Men's Shed would have struggled to provide the on-going service to it's members and community, and would not be in the enviable position of having one of the largest facilities in Australia. With a 20 year lease we can look forward to a continued service to the community and the people who will benefit the most, our members."

Alan Larkin, President Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed, 2017

Council Infrastructure Grants 2017-2018 Presentation

8th August 2017

Committee members of the shed attended the Coffs Harbour City Council Capital InfrastructureGrants Program 2017-2018 Presentation today. The Men's Shed is one of many Community Groups to get help from the Council to help with building projects like our mezzanine floor. 

This Video shows the presentation of Grants to various Community Groups.

The Coffs Harbour Men's Shed is very grateful for all the help we receive from the Coffs Council, both in funding and planning.

  - 11th July 2017

 THE biggest thumbs up to the Men's Shed in Coffs Harbour.

Westmead Children's Hospital sent through a design for a table for my son, not only did they do an amazing job with it, but then they donated it, and they all couldn't be nicer, so a huge thank you to Tom Skinner who organised it, David who I picked it up off, and to the man who made it. You have no idea how much I appreciate what you have done for us.

Reply via Facebook: That's awesome! The men's shed donated a beautiful keepsake box for my baby Brendan, I love it.
TO everyone in our Community who Pays It Forward and reaches out their hand to help others in need. A very thoughtful and unselfish act.

Day One in the New Shed  22nd May 2012

As a consequence of the 'temporary' status of the phone changeover, please use this mobile number to contact the shed:

0473 216 418
PLEASE NOTE: We are having issues with the phones due to the new location. Your patience is requested. The phone number is correct, so don't try variations as this won't work.

Send an email, or visit the new Shed personally.

We've Moved... 21st May 2012

A big thanks to all the members and volunteers who gave up their precious time. Many members showed up every day to help. You know who you are...

The 'OLD' shed is empty, and the 'NEW' shed at Howard Street is being fitted to accommodate more members, better facilities, more office space, and new areas for future projects and member's needs.

Behind the scenes the Committee is ensuring that all the financial and legal responsibilities are being met. Soon the car park will be converted to a bitumen base thanks to the Coffs Harbour City Council, the NBN is being organised, grants are being pursued to pay for all the new extras required, and some members are taking a well earned breakafter 18 months of tremendous effort.

   Barbeque with Rotary  April 12 2017

Rotary held a joint barbeque with shed members at the New Shed.

On the night of April 12 the Coffs harbour Rotary Club held a barbeque dinner with members of the Coffs Harbour Mens Shed at the new Mens Shed in Howard Street. 

The evening was well represented and served as an introduction of the New Mens Shed to Rotary members, who were suitably impressed. 

Several guests took photos of the evening, including some update shot of the internals of the New Shed.

Click to view photos of the night

   A BIG Thankyou...

The Coffs Harbour and Districts Riding for the Disabled has sent the Men's Shed a Certificate of Appreciation for our generous donation of $250.

Gillian from Riding for the Disabled was absolutely thrilled to receive this donation. This great charity struggles for recognition asd is one of the few charities that really puts all it's money and efforts directly to good use. Disabled youngsters get to go horse riding and spend time on the farm (or ranch) which helps them personally and immediately.

We wish them well and future success.


Mon. April 3rd, 2017

Presentation by Tony Goninan to Bill Denham 
and the Cex Car Club.

On behalf of the Coffs Mens Shed, Wayne Crivell and Tony Goninan constructed and finished a solid rosewood jewel box as a donation to one of our ongoing sponsors, the Cex Car Club, for their efforts in raising a large amount of money for donation of equipment desperately needed at the oncology department of our local hospital.

The jewel box was presented on Mon. April 3rd and was gratefully accepted by the club. A plaque depicting the contribution of the Mens Shed will be attached to one of the stands donated. Extreme thanks from the car club has been passed on to the Mens Shed through Tony, for their community contribution.

    Marcia Street Mens Shed Video by Les Grant

Over the last few years Coffs Harbour mens Shed Member Les Grant has taken some excellent footage on his Canon 5D MII. It highlights the Mens Shed work area, with members working on their projects.

As of April 2017 the Mens Shed is moving to a much larger, purpose built shed, so having this footage for the archives is a great present.

If you watch carefully you can notice a myriad of projects and techniques, with members using many of the available industry sized equipment. Indeed, there is a lot more to offer than is shown in this video. Notice the teamwork and education of younger members.

   Shed Mateship

The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed is an important meeting place which provides a friendly environment where men of different ages and cultures come together to socialise, share life experiences and skills.

If you want to know more about our shed click here for details: Contact Us

   Healthy Ageing - Get Involved

Humans are social creatures and we need contact with others to feel good about life. This is more important after retirement when the work social contacts cease.

There are a lot of ways to stay connected to the wider community. The Coffs Harbour Community Men’s Shed is interested in hearing from you because we believe you have many skills and knowledge to share with our members. 

Being a member of our Shed is a great way to get involved in your community
and work in an area that interests you.

   Group Photo - 2013


Photo by Les Grant.

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Latest Project

9th August 2017
The Men's Shed had made 2 boards with a variety of small common devices for the Coffs Harbour Hospital as a donation.Tom Skinner reported today that both boards for the rehabilitation unit at the Hospital to train fine motor skills of stroke patients are completed. Warren Sangers wife Jane has kindly painted both boards in bright colourful scenes. A big thankyou to all involved in this project.

First Meeting

15th June 2017
Committee Meeting
First meeting held in new Shed.
Full Story

Private Donation

Paul and Helen Parramore of Sawtell have generously donated $330 to purchase a stove top and vent...
Full Story

Tool Donation

1st June 2017
AEG/Bunning’s Tool Donation
Tim Richardson, a rep for AEG Brand tools donates $2,000 worth of retail electrical tools. Bunning’s Team Tahini (pictured) matched the donation with similar tools, donating AEG, Hart and Empire Brand tools.
Full Story

Vinyl Tile Donation

26th May 2017
Vinyl tiles were donated by Carpet Court 1/22 Keona Circuit, Coffs Harbour (Simon McCready). These will be used for the floor of the office. Wayne (a mate of Tony) will donate his time and lay them on Monday. Full Story


A generous Grant delivered by Luke Hartsuyker for medical...


Collector's Club 

This afternoon the Collector's Club presented the Coffs Harbour Men's Shed President, Alan with a cheque for $250.

ETC Grant

The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed has a new woodworking machine thanks to a successful grant of $4370 from ETC  http://www.etcltd.com.au/