About our shed
Men’s Shed Spring Hill is a collaborative project between Friends of Bedford Park and New Farm Rotary Club, with assistance from Brisbane City Council and Communify, where men of all ages can find social support and camaraderie in a safe, supportive and friendly environment to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.
We see our role as providing: -
• a place for men to be social, and learn new skills, or hone old ones;
• an opportunity to work on meaningful projects that contribute to the community; and
• a place to have a yarn, and a cuppa, in an atmosphere of old fashioned mateship; but, most importantly
• a powerful tool in addressing men’s health and wellbeing
Woodworking, Woodturning, Social 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