About our shed
Gympie Men’s Shed currently has 53 members (2021/2022) and is located in the Old Goods Shed and adjacent Storage shed with a covered area between the two. Along side the Goods shed we have two twenty foot containers Space eight metres apart. The containers and the space between is roofed to protect the containers and provide a welding/metal working area. We have a lease which ends in 2024.
The work we do is split between members project and work for the community.
Woodworking, metal working, restoration of equipment donated to us.
We have BBQ’s at Woolworths and Bunnings.
We hold a stall at the local market twice a month to promote the shed.
Phone0491 736 796
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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.
— “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