Xmas/NY shutdown

SPUC shed’s last open day this year will be Saturday 15/12/18, and will re-open Friday 1/2/19.

Saturday 15/12/18 will be a general clean up day.

During the shutdown period we will be undergoing maintenance of  existing equipment and replacement of the dust extraction system and the mitre saw. We will also assess and upgrade/tidy up, as necessary, our storage areas and general work bench areas.

We would like all members to volunteer some time to assist with these activities.

Please contact Rod Hall 0409 055 885 if you are able to assist.

PPMSA Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Port Phillip Men’s Shed Association Incorporated will be held from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at SPUC Head Office meeting room, 317-329 Dorcas St., South Melbourne.

All members are welcome to attend.

We are also inviting sponsors and others who have assisted the Shed over the past year. They will be able to meet with some of you and hear about the progress and achievements that have occurred during the year.

Light refreshments will be served after the AGM.

The official AGM notice and supporting papers will be issued mid October.

Men’s Shed trailer now available

Need to move a stack of easels, pick up that new couch, or take a load of garden cuttings to the transfer station? After some great work by Rod, Justin, Rick, Bob and others, the Port Phillip Men’s Shed trailer is now operational.


The trailer is a 6×4 box trailer, with fixed bars at the front (as you see in the photo). The electrics / lights have been replaced, and it is better than new.

The trailer light plug has been ingeniously designed to plug into either a round or flat connector on the car.

A pouch is used at the back, into which you can slot the number plate of your car (print one on your printer, or do one by hand).

To use the trailer, get in touch with:

  • Justin Gates 0432 427 029
  • Bob Small 0417 067 319

Shoulder to shoulder at the Men’s Shed

Mens-shed-gardenThis week’s edition of the Diversity magazine contains an excellent photo and article promoting our Men’s Shed. The article focussed on one of our members, Dermot Avon who is a Senior Sergeant at South Melbourne Police station. Dermot has been heavily involved in the construction and preparation of our Men’s Shed garden. During the construction he enlisted the help of some of his country colleagues who obtained the railway sleepers we used, provided the hay for the garden beds and also the sheep droppings used for manure.

 The article reinforces our primary reason for having a men’s shed organisation and the concept of getting men together to engage and socialise in a friendly, stress free environment.



We were recently fortunate to receive a grant to purchase a laptop and colour printer for the Shed.  These have now been purchased and we have also obtained a WiFi modem and internet access.

These are available for Shed members to use and are located in the front meeting room at the SPUC Shed. Members wishing to use these during normal Shed hours (Friday 9am to 1pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm) should contact the on-duty supervisor who can arrange to logon. Please exercise discretion when using this equipment and inappropriate websites are not permitted.

Details regarding training for members on basic computer skills will be distributed in the next month or so.