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10th Anniversary Celebration 28th October 2023

Calling all members, family, and friends! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28th, 2023, starting at 11:30 AM.

Vincent Men’s Shed and North Perth Community Garden are thrilled to celebrate our 10th Anniversary this year, 2023. To commemorate this milestone, we are holding a special event at the shed and garden.

There will be special visits from our esteemed local dignitaries, free sizzling sausages, free coffee truck with your favorite brews, a scrumptious celebration cake, and more!

The event is entirely free, and we would love to see you there. Let’s make this celebration an unforgettable day!

The shed will remain open as usual during the event, with accompanied tours of the shed for anyone interested in seeing what we do.

October 2023 marks the 10 year anniversary of Vincent Men's Shed and North Perth Community Garden.

Christmas 2021 and New Year 2022 opening times

Dear Members,

We would like to remind you all the shed workshop is closed on Saturday 11th December 2021 for the annual Christmas lunch which starts at 12 noon.

We will be open as usual on Saturday the 18th of December 2021. This will be the last day for the Christmas close and we will reopen on Monday 10th January 2022.

For those not attending the Christmas party the committee wishes you a merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Shed Re-opens from Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Hi Guys

The VMS Committee has decided to re-open the shed on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 under the following strict COVID 19 safety guidelines. It is imperative that all members adhere to the safety health guidelines and by not conforming you will be asked to leave the shed.

These Guidelines have been drawn up by the VMS based on advice given by the WA Government, the Australian Health Protection Committee, and the WA Health Department.

Please read the following carefully so as to understand the shed protocols and to keep yourself and all the shed members safe and health.

Vincent Men’s Shed COVID Safety Plan:

1) The committee of the VMS has agreed to no more than 14 members in the shed at any one time. The 14 does not include the Day Manager.

2) This number of 14 was what 76% of the members suggested according to the recent survey sent out to members.

3) A manual sign in form will be at the front door where members must sign in. Please enter from the front door only, not the roller door. If when signing in or out or you are wanting to make yourself a cup of coffee and other members are around the area, please practice social distancing.

4) Good hygiene must always be followed. It is the Day Managers responsibility to ensure this is practiced. Please respect this as it is for your safety.

5) Hand sanitizer is at the front door, in the kitchen and in a convenient place in the shed.

6) Washing facilities in the bathroom remain the same.

7) Bacterial wipes will be in the kitchen area and in a convenient place in the shed.

8) All tools must be wiped down by the member before using it and again when finished.

9) Tables and chairs as well as all white goods in the recreational area are to be wiped down by the Day Manager or if he appoints somebody to help him. This must be done before the shed opens and after it closes and between morning and afternoon sessions. This should also be done after tea breaks.

10) There is currently no need to wear masks or gloves but if members feel more comfortable wearing them that is ok. It is not the responsibility of the shed to supply them so members will have to supply their own.

11) As most of our members are in the vulnerable age bracket and or may also be health compromised it is imperative you practice good health hygiene when in the shed.

12) If you do not feel well, please do not compromise fellow members by coming to the shed. Stay at home.

13) Please respect and adhere to all advice and suggestions made by the Day Manager.

We are all in this together
Roy Haagman
Chairman Vincent Men’s Shed

Shed closed due to COVID-19 until further notice

Hi Guys

Following on from the Prime Ministers press conference last evening on March 22nd 2020 the shed committee has decided to close the shed from lunch time today Monday 23rd March 2020.

For those who need to collect anything from the shed we will open the shed on Thursday morning 26th March 2020 from 9.00 to 10.00.The committee values you support and understanding of the shed and our main concern of course is your well being and therefore have not taken this decision lightly.

Please take care of yourselves and we will open the shed again at the first opportunity.

Regards Roy and the committee

Free Little Library

The Vincent Men’s Shed have built and installed a outside their premises at 10 Farmer Street North Perth.

The library is for all members of the public from children to adults to encourage reading and put down digital devices for a short time.

Here we see Harvey and Archie looking for a suitable book to read before going to bed.

The aim of the library is for the public to find a book to read and if possible, replace the book taken with one they have already read.

VMS Update May 2019


The Chairman, Lynton Hebiton, and Treasurer Roy Haagman, recently met with the City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole and the Director of Community Engagement, Mick Quirk, to discuss the Shed’s proposal to extend the Shed in the medium term.

Also discussed was a Short term additional storage option by means of installing two small sea – containers with a roof between them to create a covered area which could be used for an extra working space. These would be located along the fence line next to the Bowling Club.

The Director undertook to attempt to remove a current roadblock to our (temporary) proposal which required us to sign a lease agreement (currently under development by the City). Permission to install the containers would be subject to a successful application for planning permission.

Our medium and longer term aspirations would need to be part of an approved Master Plan for the Woodville Reserve. Preparation of the plan is due to start in August and the Men’s Shed will be invited to contribute. A VMS working party will need to consult with members to develop proposals to meet our requirements.


Bunnings, Morley branch, have kindly allowed the Shed to hold another BBQ on their site on Sunday 23rd June.

This important fundraiser for the Shed is an opportunity for you (the member) to assist with catering and raising the profile of the Vincent Men’s Shed to the public on the day.

An separate email will be sent out shortly asking members to contact Fergus Beer with an offer to help. Even an hour of your time would be of great help to the Shed. If you couldn’t help out last time NOW is your chance to step up.


All items of equipment in the Shed are considered to be dangerous if used incorrectly or without the correct training. If you are not familiar with how to use any item of equipment please contact the DAY MANAGER for advice on who to discuss with and how to operate the equipment.

The Day Manager will give advice on who to talk with about operating equipment and, unless approved by the Committee, those people are the only ones who can give instruction or advice on equipment use.

The Shed also has also purchased a number of USB sticks for all members to access with information and instructions to reinforce that your safety in the Shed is paramount and of importance to us all. Please contact the Day Manger to borrow a USB stick and then take the time to look at it.

Finally can I remind all members that they are responsible for cleaning up their work area upon completion of their work for the day.

Even if somebody else is using the equipment when you are about to leave clean up YOUR MESS around the area and put away the tools that you were using. Members have been observed leaving early without cleaning up and hoping that someone else will do it but unfortunately it comes back to the Day Manager to do!!!!

Cameras now operate in the Shed 24/7 – don’t risk being named and shamed!!

VMS Committee

VMS Photography Club

By way of introducing more varied activities at VMS we have started our new photography club. It’s a free activity and all shed members who have an interest are encouraged to bring along a camera (and a laptop if you have one to process digital images) and join in. The club will be meeting approximately every 4 weeks on Saturdays at 10am, with the next event scheduled for Saturday February 16th 2019.

This is a very informal group to share ideas and images and to pick up some tips from fellow members. Despite the fact there is no lesson format if you are new to and still learning photography this is an ideal way to learn the basics of photography and to pick up some new skills. If you are a more advanced photographer we welcome your input and hope you can pass on a few of the things you have learned along the way.

The club is lead by shed member Simon Robinson from Perth Light Photography

VMS Photography Club

VMS Photography Club

SWEEPA Newsletter December 2018

Welcome to the last edition of The Sweepa for 2018 which endeavours to provide members with a brief look at what is happening in the Shed.


At the last committee meeting several items of interest to Shed members were discussed.

These included:

  • Possible fundraising BBQ at the Bunnings Store in Morley. Members are asked to give a few hours of their time to allow the Shed to continue to grow and keep our equipment and resources at a standard that you expect.


Please contact Fergus Beer on 0408 429 576 or if you can help for some time on Tuesday 1st January 2019, between 0700 and 1600. (Yes, New Year’s Day!!)

  • Display at the annual Hyde Park Festival on 3rd and 4th March
  • Discussion on office bearer’s positions for 2019/2020 due to some committee members retiring
  • Revise and commit to a stronger “Induction Policy and Procedure” due to insurance requirements
  • Delivery of “snowmen and vinyl booths” to Children’s Hospital by Wednesday 9th December
  • Promotion of a “Kids Day” at the Shed – microbat nesting box building
  • Possible Greg Millar Timbecon presentation in March
  • Sausage sizzle Thursday 17th January 2019
  • New constitution to be reviewed by committee
  • Garage sale to be held Sunday 17th February 2019
  • Ross Boulter to arrange for guest speakers
  • As part of clean up mark corridor through Shed for members to evacuate if necessary.


All members are advised that the Shed will close on Tuesday 18th December and not open again until Monday 14th January.

On Thursday 20th December members are asked to give a few hours of their time to assist with a general cleanup of the Shed. As part of a thank you to those members who assist at the cleanup, the Committee will be providing sausage rolls for morning tea.

As a reminder all members are requested to remove any projects or timber that they wish to use in future. The Shed will not be held responsible if your project or timber is not in the Shed in 2019.

Committee members have raised concerns that the Shed is being used as a storage area and this has meant that space – including workbenches – is at a premium.

Thank you Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank has again generously donated to the Vincent Men’s Shed.  The bank is a long standing supporter of the Shed and indeed the larger local community.  We are very appreciative of their donation of $1500 towards improvement of shed facilities.  Shown in the photo is Nick Catania, chairman of the North Perth Branch of Bendigo Bank, presenting the cheque .

Photo of Nick Catania president the $1500 cheque to Lynton and Bill from the Shed

Nick Catania presenting the cheque

Bill and Ante 200+

Bill Dempster and Ante Beros are valued members of our shed.  They have exceeded 200 attendances and hence have the opportunity to wave the bat!

Photo of Bill and Ante holding the cricket bat.

Bill and Ante 200+