Mitcham Community Shed

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Located at the Mitcham Cultural Village, the award winning community shed offers several programs from its site.

The Community Shed, which was built and opened in 2011, forms part of the Mitcham Cultural Village precinct. It is a modern facility that provides companionship, support and challenges to older residents, with a focus on working with wood. Community sheds are a relatively recent initiative, with facilities of this type expanding globally since 1996. Participation in the Community Shed programs is available to men and women who are local and non-Mitcham residents.

People attending can get help with their projects. Similar to 'mens sheds' but with priority to welcome women and young people as well as older men. It is a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for companionship and users are encouraged to learn and be challenged with new woodworking skills and to achieve personal goals.

Community Shed Opening Times

There are several sessions available at the Mitcham Community Shed and most members come for the same session each week at a cost of only $3 per session at the following times:

  • Monday afternoon, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday morning, 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Thursday morning, 9.00am - 12.00pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm

Numbers are limited to 16 workers at any session, so new members need to contact the facilitator to discuss the best session available. For more information contact the shed facilitator Norman George on 8372 8265 or ngeorge@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au.

In addition to the Mitcham Council’s activities there are a number of woodcarving groups that meet at the community shed, these are:

Sculptors and Carvers meet on the first Saturday of each month from 9 am to 2 pm, February – December each year. They are one of many Woodgroup SA Inc member clubs spread across metropolitan Adelaide and country areas within South Australia. Membership[ is open to any person interested in wood sculpture and/or wood carving. Direct queries to President Graham Jones on 8260 2827 or click here for more information.

South Oz Scrollers meet from 10 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday and fourth Tuesday of each month. The South Oz Scrollers is a resourceful club of forty plus members for anyone who uses of is interested in using the scroll saw in pursuing their chosen craft. For more information click here. 

MCV Community Shed

Want more information?

Contact the Mitcham Community Shed activities or to arrange to see the shed in action, contact the shed facilitator Norman George on 8372 8265 or ngeorge@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au.

Contact from members from other sheds are welcome to discuss mutual interests.

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City of Mitcham -ABN 92 180 069 793
131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
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