About our shed
The Gladstone Men’s Shed celebrated it’s 10th birthday in 2021 and is looking forward to another decade of growth.
We have built our own 600 sq.m. building on land leased from the Regional Council and have recently leased the adjoining block in preparation for further expansion of buildings.
Membership remains steady around 80-85 and we can get 40-50 members in on a busy day. A social activity is generally held every 2-3 months with member’s partners invited to around 50% of those events.
Our well equipped workshop offers facilities for metal and woodwork plus a project team has built a 2.4m x 1.2m CNC Router, which gets regular use on the workshop days. People either having the skills or wish to learn CAD/CAM are being encouraged to help with programming the Router.
Computers are set up in the workshop for member’s use with the additional activity of a laser engraver. Pyrography is now available in the shed and not only used on products made in the workshop, but this cleaner and lighter activity is being encouraged for artistic work.
Cooking and gardening are also available in support of the mainstay activities.
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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