Thank you for your interest in starting a Defence and Emergency Services Shed in your area. Starting and running a DES Shed is a rewarding and worthwhile activity to support current and ex-serving Defence and Emergency Services personnel and their families. The journey also is challenging and requires a high level of commitment by yourself and the support of a committed team.

If you would like to apply to establish a DES Shed, please send the following details to

  • Full legal name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Your proposed Defence Shed location
  • Estimated number of Defence and Emergency Services personnel in the community and how this was determined
  • Proposed DES Shed activities
  • Short Biography of yourself

We look forward to working with you to make your DES Shed a success.