About our shed

About Us

A great bunch of men ( and a few women) who have a passion for many aspects of 'shed work' ranging from wood work to engineering, car mechanics. Our shed is massive in floor area!

We have about 50 members and operate in a friendly, inclusive and casual environment all in a great rural location.

We are very fortunate to have a huge skills base within our members, including engineers, carpenters , welders, mechanics, fitters and a bunch of blokes who can fix anything.
We are community minded, support our local community organisations such as RSL, Lions Club , Schools and Life Without Barriers for example

Shed Activities

Wood work, car mechanics, engineering and a great sense of community. We offer furniture repairs for pensioners and do a great range of community projects , including the donation of kids picnic tables and raising money for disabled/ special needs kids in our area.

Find us


William McCann

32 Quarrantine Bay Rd Cooktown, QLD 4895
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0473 371 443


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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