Members’ DinnerAnd Social Evening

APYAC Dinner 2017

We are delighted to invite members, family and friends to a dinner and social evening to be held at the Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club.

DINNER  Thursday 15th June- 6.30pm for 7.00pm

WHERE  Albert Park Yachting and Angling Club

129 Beaconsfield Parade (end of Kerford Road) Albert Park

PRICE  $20 per person

ON ARRIVAL  Platters – assorted

MAIN  Any choice from the menu. Tea or coffee.

DRINKS  Available at bar prices

DRESS  Casual

BOOKINGS  Send member’s name and number of attendees to:

RSVP  By  8th June– please book early as seats are limited.

PAYMENT  Payment by Bank Transfer to:

Port Phillip Men’s Shed


BSB 033-305

Account 475737

Please include member’s name on remittance

Or cash payment on the night

Volunteers Wanted – Get Involved

We have had a request from the Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre in Port Melbourne (Cnr Esplanade West and Liardet St) to assist them with the construction of a cubby house.

This is a fairly basic design and no special carpentry or building skills are required.


Cubby – design example

This is a great opportunity to get involved in an excellent community project.

If you are interested in helping out please contact Bob on:


Mobile : 0466 525 910

St Kilda Primary School Project – Another Men’s Shed Community Project

A project building and installing a large compost bin compound for the St Kilda Primary School was completed on Saturday.

The project comprised three large bins in one structure being built from a non-treated timber. This was to avoid any chemicals normally used as part of the timber treatment being introduced into the community garden “food chain”.

We obtained 38mm Cypress Pine direct from the timber mill and this was used for all of the structure except bin lids. The structure was built in the SouthPort shed and then disassembled for transportation to the school. It was easily reassembled in about 2 hours.

Thanks to all the guys who assisted with the project; Don, Barry, Justin, Stephen and Craig. A great effort guys.

regards, Bob


The Green Thumb Club has arrived!!!


Are you a “green thumb”?

Do you or members of your family have an interest in growing your own vegetables?

Would you like to donate home grown vegetables to the needy?

If so, then you can now join the Men’s Shed Green Thumb Club.

We have had approval to develop a community garden adjacent to our Men’s Shed at SouthPort Uniting Church. We are seeking expressions of interest from our members or their family who wish to participate in this project.

We have been allocated an area that requires development including fencing, garden beds, garden shed, worm farm, compost bin, water tank etc. Members of the Green Thumb Club will be involved in this part of the project. The project will be fully paid for by the Men’s Shed.

We are also seeking a member to take the lead role in this project and to coordinate the various activities. Input and assistance from other members will be available.

If you are interested in participating please contact Bob on 0466 525 910.


Leadlighting Workshops – June 2017


We will be running a series of lead lighting workshops in June 2017 which will cover:

  • design considerations and constraints
  • glass cutting
  • leading up and soldering your project
  • applying finishes to your project

During the course of the workshop you will design and make a small window or a wall hanging.

Numbers will be limited so for bookings please contact Don Laird on 0438 001 721

Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed

Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed at National Storage

Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed at National Storage

Work has started on converting the Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed at National Storage, corner of Salmon Street and Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne, into a fully equipped machine shop.

National Storage have generously donated the use of one of their sheds for the past 3 years and have recently agreed to allow us to use it for metalworking.

We have cleaned it out and recently purchased and installed a new lathe and mill complete with tooling etc.

The next step is to upgrade the wiring and lighting and set up a welding bay.

We expect to have the shed operational in December.

Please contact Rod Hall (0409 055 885) for further information or if you would like to get involved in setting the shed up.

Fix-It Services

Fixing wood dowels on a broken chair

Fixing wood dowels on a broken chair

The Port Phillip Men’s Shed Association provides a free “fix it” service to members of the local community.

We will advise on and/or repair any non-electrical items you may have which need attention.

This ranges from simply tightening a loose broom or mop to repairing broken chairs etc.

We also repair simple children’s toys for kindergartens or schools.

The service is provided to members of the local Port Phillip community free of charge unless there are significant material costs in which case we charge only for materials purchased and used specifically on your project.

So if you’re trolley has a loose wheel or your chair is a bit wobbly bring it down to either the St Luke’s shed or the SPUC shed on a Saturday and we’ll do our best to fix it.