About our shed
Cairns Men's Shed is a community group for men in the Cairns area. Our clubrooms are like the shed you wish you had in your back yard, but we cater for all kinds of people and have a huge range of facilities to suit.
Our goal is to keep men happy and stop them from sinking into loneliness or depression. We do this by encouraging men to work side-by-side and talk with each other.
Any male aged between 18 and up may join. You don't have to be a practical person because we have a range of social activities, computers and a model railway.
Our shed is privately owned by the Cairns Men’s shed Inc. and self funded. As the sole owners of our establishment we have no compliance requirements to external parties with the exception of our legal obligations under the various pieces of legislation covering the Shed.
Woodworking, Engineering, electrical, library, computers, gardening, cards, mah-jong, model railway, general bitching, social activities both internal and external, etc.
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— "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.
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