The Shed Cluster Group strives to improve the quality of life for men by addressing men’s health issues and the need for organised but low level/achievable activities for mature people.


Management Committee
President :
Kevin Moon
Vice President:
Mick McMahon
Secretary :
Wayne Grant
Treasurer :
Robert Wilkinson
Committee :
Ken Harris
  Greg Mason
  Grahame Stoddart
  Chris Reeve
  Eddie Horn
  Neville Pollock
Public Officer:
Lukas Junker



The Newcastle Men's Shed is currently looking for a new home. All suggestions are welcome.

Next Monthly Meeting is on the 3nd Tuesday of the month at 12 30pm in the Procare building in Harris Street, Waratah


Name :
Wayne Grant  
Position :
Phone :
0421 249 836  
Location :
Procare Building Harris Street, Waratah 2298
Mailing Address:

PO Box 200 Carrington NSW 2294

Email :  



Newcastle City Farmers Market

Newcastle Men’s Shed was invited to the Newcastle City Farmers Market on Sunday 15th November, 2015


The Newcastle Men’s Shed was approached by Courtney from Tubes4Boobs with a view to make some of the 80 trophies required for this event. The members of the Newcastle Men’s Shed saw this as a very worthwhile charity to support. They actually manufactured the 80 cut outs in two days.

The Newcastle Men’s Shed is proud to be involved with this local event. The “Tubes4Boobs” is organised to raise funds to support the Pink Ribbon Cancer Council Appeal.   The event is to be held on 3rd & 4th October 2015 at Dixon Park Beach.

Sunday 4th October is a fun filled day for all with “The 3 Peas Markets” hosting over 60 great stalls including rides, music, good food and local arts and crafts.

PWCS Clean up Throsby Creek

The Members from the Newcastle Men’s Shed were happy to assist with the clean-up of Throsby Creek along with students from the Carrington Public School, PWCS employees and members from the local communities.

The mangrove makeover was organised by Port Waratah Coal Services, with the aim of educating the young people, and the community of the importance of keeping the local waterways clean.

The students collected around 6 cubic meters of rubbish in the three hours with help of some community volunteers.

Father’s Day at “The Edwards”

“The Edwards” converted their industrial garage into “NED’S SHED” a space where kids, grandkids and grownups can enjoy some hands-on activities with their favourite father figures.

The Newcastle Men’s Shed were invited to join in the activities and provided some hands-on expertise in the construction and adornment of some marvellous wooden masterpieces.

Christ Church Cathedral Flower Festival 

Newcastle Men's Shed provided help to make the Christ Church Cathedral Flower Festival a great success.

The Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle has held its annual Flower Festival weekend on Friday September 4th to Monday September 7th inclusive. The theme for this year’s festival was “REMEMBER” – a tribute to the Centenary of ANZAC. The exhibition was created by leading florists from around Newcastle.

Thank you to all the Newcastle Men’s Members that helped out during the set up and pull down of this outstanding display. The shed contributed around 100 man hours to this project.

For more photos goto the Newcastle Men's Shed site





Award Winning Presentation

On Tuesday 4 August 2015 a team of Safety staff from the local engineering manufacturing company, Moly-Cop attended the Newcastle Men’s Shed and presented their Award Winning Presentation “Hand Safety” to members of the Newcastle Men’s Shed.

The Conference Room at the Newcastle Men’s Shed was filled with Newcastle Men’s Shed members.

The members were shown a short video which lead on a question and answer session. Each member received a copy of a “Hand Safety” hand-book packed with tips and information about Hand Safety.

A bit of the background on the presentation:-

Moly-Cop Australasia has two site locations including Waratah (Newcastle) and Cilegon (Indonesia). A work team was established to tackle hand injuries which statistically were the most likely body part to be injured within the business and equated for 44% of all injuries and 80% of Medical Treatment Injuries for FY14.

The work team worked well to identify why injuries were occurring and developed hand safety focus programs. These programs have resulted in a heightened awareness of hand safety and a 50% decrease in hand injuries.

Some of the initiatives introduced by the team included a personalised hand safety training video, awareness training packs, posters, banners, hand safety pocket handbook and a hand focused observation program. This nomination aims to recognise the proactive work of the team to raise the bar on hand safety and focus on hand injury prevention.

As the charity of choice, it was with great pleasure and appreciation that Paul Battle on behalf of Newcastle Men’s Shed received a cheque for $500.00 from Craig Warren, WHS & Injury Management Superintendent of Moly-Cop.

Notes from Andrew Roberts, Managing Director & CEO of Arrium

“Across Arrium, we celebrate safety every day, working together in all our locations to ensure ourselves and our team mates are safe and healthy.

Once a year, we recognise the best of the best in bringing our safety core value to life, and I am delighted to welcome you to this important event. The Arrium Safety Excellence Awards highlight the individuals, teams and initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to Goal Zero.

This year we received an impressive field of 175 entries, which is a new record. The quality of entries was very high, with many examples of employees and contractors delivering World Class Safety outcomes across our operations. The international nature and diversity of Arrium was reflected in the range of entries and finalists selected.

This booklet contains short summaries of our finalists, and I believe we can all learn from each of these 28 stories. Please do take the time to think about these examples, which illustrate and demonstrate our commitment to Goal Zero on a personal level and in our workplaces. I would appreciate your assistance and involvement in taking the next step towards Arrium being World Class in Safety.

I congratulate all the nominees for the 2015 Arrium Safety Excellence Awards and in particular these finalists. You have made a difference to yourself, your team and to Arrium, and should be very proud of this accomplishment.”

Thank you Craig and the staff from Moly-Cop for the presentation, your insight into “Hand Safety” and the donation. This experience will be of great benefit to the Newcastle Men’s Shed.



Name :
Wayne Grant
Position :
Phone :
0490 148 684
Location :
99 Selwyn Street Mayfield North
Mailing Address:

PO Box 200 Carrington NSW 2294

Email :

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