VICTORIAN Governor Alex Chernov officially opened the Natimuk Men's Shed during the Natimuk Show on Saturday.
Group secretary Graeme Hateley said the governor and his wife Elizabeth were struck by the quality of the new facility, which had found a home in what used to be Natimuk Football Club's change rooms.
"They were very impressed with what we've achieved and made a point of the character of the shed," he said. "The point was made that the shed had always been a men's shed of one variety or another."
Mr Hateley said the project was a result of more than two years of effort and planning.
He said the fledgling shed already boasted nine members.
"We were really pleased with the interest and thrilled with participation and the support from the community," he said.
Mr Hateley said the governor's speech focused on the diversity of activities he had seen in men's sheds across Victoria.
"He talked about men's sheds and the fact that they don't sort of follow a set pattern, from cooking to all the different pursuits and hobbies," he said.
Mr Hateley encouraged people to visit the shed on Thursday during an open day from 9am.
He said people could call him on 0429 019 747 or group president Elston Arnold on 5387 1429 for more information.