Buloke's Men's Sheds are preparing to re-open their doors for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were eased.
Members from each of the region's five sheds are eager to get back together and catch up with the mates while working on projects.
"They have been chomping at the bit," Donald secretary Ray Walker said. "For many it's often a case of just calling in for a cuppa and conversation."
Community involvement is clear among all the Buloke sheds with the Donald group assisting with the showjumps at the local show while others have prepared kindling for the elderly, created portable raised garden beds for Wirrim Lodge or specialised in refurbishment.
The Charlton Men's Shed is currently preparing Christmas trees for the local Neighbourhood House festivities.
Buloke Shire chief executive Anthony Judd said the valuable outcomes for men in joining a local Men's Shed cannot be over-estimated.
"Recognising men's vulnerabilities and ensuring support and positive outcomes through the bond of mateship, shared interests and health awareness is important in building resilience, especially across our farming communities," he said.
"With Buloke's local sheds operating again, I would encourage men to go along and see for themselves the opportunities on offer."