Established in 2021 to support the health & wellbeing of the community around Coburg & Pascoe Vale and surrounds, in the city of Merri-Bek Victoria
The Merri Community Shed (MerriCS) is a place where members can come together to work on projects, socialise and support one another. We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can come together to learn new skills, share their knowledge and experience, and connect with others who share similar interests. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or looking to try something new, our shed has something for everyone.
About a year ago adjusted our goal to build a fully inclusive organisation to support the health and wellbeing of all, not just men. At the same time, we changed our membership requirements to remove any specifics about gender, cultural background, age, level of ability, or anything else that might prevent anyone from contributing as a member.
At our last AGM in November 2023 the committee unanimously voted to change the name of the organisation from Coburg and Pascoe Vale Men’s Shed to Merri Community Shed.
The change aptly represents our view of where we’re headed and recognizes our whole community.
From building furniture to creating intricate wood carvings, members can develop and improve their woodworking skills in a supportive environment.
From welding and fabrication to metalworking, members can gain hands-on experience and knowledge of metalworking techniques.
Learn how to build electronics, diagnose and repair problems with a range of household electronics, such as televisions, computers, and appliances.
At the Merri Community Shed, we believe that every tool and piece of equipment can make a difference in the lives of the people in our community. That’s why we are seeking donations of gently used tools and equipment to help us continue our mission of providing a space where the community can connect, learn new skills, and work on projects together.
Whether you have old power tools collecting dust in the garage, or excess supplies from a recent project, we would be grateful for your donation. Your contribution will help us equip our workshops, provide materials for community service projects, and give our members the resources they need to bring their ideas to life.
Donating is easy! Simply fill out our contact form or drop off your tools and equipment at the Community Shed during regular hours. Together, we can make a positive impact in the lives of our community.