About our shed

About Us

Giving back to the community is an important part of the Guild, supporting both ARC Disabilities and Cootharinga North Queensland on a weekly basis by providing the organisations clients a place of opportunity where they can design and build their own woodwork projects. The Guild provides the materials, and more importantly members deliver instruction and assistance to bring the project concept to reality. Each individual is generally very happy and express joy and satisfaction with their achievement.

We are committed to developing a skill base for all, especially our younger members. This is where the future of woodworking lies, and anyone interested in continuing the woodworking traditions have the tools, equipment, expertise and support they require to thrive.

The work continues to upgrading the building and equipment ensuring that the Guild provides a building and equipment are safe, up to date and inviting.

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Andrew Kerr

Knight Street, Portsmith, Cairns Regional Cairns, Queensland 4870
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Positive impacts


"I've found a great group of mates"

Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.


“I give back to the community”

Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.

Health & Wellbeing

“My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”

Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.

Watch — More than just a shed

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.

AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.

Facts & Figures


Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)


More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries


The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)


More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds