Cardinia Mens Shed

Make new friends, find new opportunities and learn new skills. Cardinia Mens' Shed was established to provide an opportunity for men throughout Cardinia Shire to come together to meet new friends, share information and undertake projects together.

Men meet every Wednesday at their home within Living & Learning Pakenham at 10am. 

Activities available include: Beginners Art Class, Basic Woodworking And Carpentry, Gardening in the Community, Social Group...

Pakenham Community Garden

At the Pakenham Community Garden, we strive to grow an abundance of produce which showcases the diversity of cultures and edible plants of our region.

The Community Garden features several fruit trees and vines, raised growing beds, and will soon have it's very own mini-greenhouse!

The space is collectively managed by volunteers - without these knowledgeable and generous people, the garden wouldn't be as successful.

We welcome new ideas, suggestions for workshops and new volunteers! 
Come and grow food to nourish our community.

Guys In The Garden
If you are interested in woodwork, carpentry, brickwork or gardening then this is the group for you. The group meets weekly and will be working on various construction projects within the community garden. It's a great way to meet others, share skills and get outdoors.

Social Garden Group
A social garden group to work together in the garden where you can nurture and grow not only fruits, vegetables, herbs and ornamentals but also new friendships. This is also an opportunity to develop garden projects, share ideas, gardening information and stories over a cuppa.

Community Lunch

Join us in a friendly and social environment each Wednesday for a chat, light lunch, and activities. This volunteer led social inclusion program provides an enjoyable opportunity to meet new friends. Transport can be provided, with notice.  1st Wednesday of the month during school terms 12:30pm to 2:00pm. Bookings are essential, call reception 5941 2389 or email

Women's Friendship Cafe Pakenham

WFC provides a safe welcoming environment where all women can relax, make friends and contacts, share experiences, learn new ideas and skills, and find pathways to connect to services and opportunities.

Social setting with a ready welcome.

Each Thursday, during school terms, 9am-12noon.

English conversation (but no strict language rules).

Craft, information sessions, activities, excursions, shared food, connection to local events and services in Cardinia and Melbourne.

Referral for early intervention, assistance and opportunities.

Support and mentoring.

  • WFC aims to foster connectedness and inclusion in the Pakenham neighbourhood.
  • WFC aims to build confidence in women so they can strengthen their families and take up new challenges.

Volunteer Driving Program

Our volunteer drivers use their own car to drive local Cardinia Shire residents who are unable to drive, to and from medical and other necessary appointments in and around Melbourne.  Volunteers are reimbursed for their driving expenses.  Those using the service must be able to provide a concession card and will be required to pay a small amount to cover costs.  Costs are as follows:
  • Up to 15km     $5.00
  • 16 - 40km       $10.00
  • 41 - 60km       $15.00
  • 61 - 100km      $25.00
  • Over 100km     $30.00
For more information, please contact our office on 5941 2389.

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