About our shed
The Gin Gin Mens shed is located 54klms West of Bundaberg and 349klm North of Brisbane. A popular stop-over, half way between Brisbane & Rockhampton. Gin Gin is a Rural Community of approx. 4,000 people (900 in township) with advanced and progressive ammeneties, clubs and public infrastructure. Founded in 2008, the GGMS has progressed, boasting 35 members from all walks of life. Our dominant interest of wood craft is now expanding into other genres, with members active in many community events. Postal Address: PO Box 205, Gin Gin Qld 4671
Socializing, woodwork, some metalwork, some leatherwork
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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.
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Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
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— “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