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AGM December 13th 2017

The Annual General Meeting was held this morning with 33 members in attendance.

     President Alan Larkin opened the proccedings by welcoming members. Alan gave a short talk on the progress of the shed in the past year, followed by personally thanking the many hardworking members who chipped in with the large move from Marcia Street.



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

  - 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.

    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.

Shed History

Ken Howe has graciously put together a timeline of the "Early Days" of the Coffs Men's Shed, from inception, through to fitout and opening, followed by approx. 18 months of growth. It's an interesting read and highlights all the background work done by many hard working Rotarians and CHESS staff.

Click for full history



18th Oct 2017
I write to advise you that the Coffs Harbour Community Men’s Shed has been successful in their application for funding under the National Shed Development Program.
The grant of $2,500 will allow the Shed to buy a suite of specialised metalworking equipment


30th Sept 2017
Nan Cowling made another generous donation today of $3,000.00. Nan has thus donated in total $20,000.00 to the Coff's Harbour Men's Shed. Given her resources, this generosity is unsurpassed and we should feel very humble and remain very very grateful.

Rotary Visit

Thursday 26th Sept. 2017
Members of the Rotary South Club provide dinner for Committee Members of the Men's Shed, at our new shed.


Giving Back...

The Coffs Harbour Council Image Library got a boost this month with help from the Men's Shed.

Shedder Ray Meyer helped developed a small software program to automatically produce named images for the OPAC library, and optimised their software to 'speed up' file manipulation over the networks.

"It's nice to give something back.."

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.