About our shed

About Us

Clermont has an active, ageing and community minded population that lacks suitable support in the overall area of positive mental health (especially within our male population). Based on the well established notion that strong resilient communities are developed through connectedness and interaction, we aim to establish a Men’s Shed with an open door policy that will offer a practical and welcoming environment where people can find social, emotional and physical support, directly or indirectly.
Our intention is to set up a practical space, a shed, to provide a local, informal location where the men of our community can spend time engaged in manual crafts such as woodworking, metal working, gardening or the restoration of old furniture. The projects will be driven by the group.
The shed will be a place for men to be socially active, form friendships, and create new opportunities for activity and interaction in their lives. The shed will open a few days a week, and will have a designated area where men can drop in and have a cuppa and a chat. Health prevention strategies, pit stop health checks, mentoring , skill exchange and educational sessions will be delivered in a man friendly manner in a safe, non-threatening environment.
Our current plan is to continue to showcase the history of Clermont by resurrecting and adapting one of the town’s historical buildings, the old Powerhouse museum into a workable space. Our members would capture the atmosphere of times gone by while developing a community asset into a practical, workable, historically respective space.
CMS Goals
1. To provide the people of Clermont the ownership of a scheme that benefits them personally; as a community; and as husbands, fathers, brothers and citizens. This will be achieved through the establishment of a Men’s shed, with a physical site, refurbishment of that site and initial equipment set up ready for use.
2. To resurrect a historical, community owned space that lends itself not only to industrial and practical activities but the celebration of our town’s past and its journey into the future.
3. To be a catalyst for strong community and individual resilience. Members will be empowered to look after themselves socially, intellectually, physically and mentally, with ongoing positive mental and physical health benefits, regardless of their age or life stage.
4. To establish a focal point in town for skill exchange, mentoring and educational opportunity.

Shed Activities

Wood and Metal Lathe turning. Welding. Gardening. Talking

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Kev Burns

27-29 Powerhouse Lane Clermont, QLD 4721
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0400 994 146


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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