About our shed
The IDMS is situated in regional North QLD and provides a social environment for elderly people to gather and have a cup of coffee or tea to discuss different issues from their normal lives. The members can also use the Shed’s resources for small repairs.
The IDMS also provides help to the Innisfail and district area by repairing small items such as church pews, making signs for schools and colleges, repairing trailers, boats, cleaning community and caravan parks, and beaches; engaging disabled people by teaching them how to make bird houses and small tables.
- Social activities/gatherings. Sausage sizzle at Bunnings, Autism days, Local sugar mills, etc.
- Helping the community by repairing church pews and council chairs; providing work for prisoners; taking waste away from house occupied by elderly, cleaning parks and beaches, repairing furniture and school signs, etc
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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