About our shed
Our aim is to provide a safe, welcoming and creative environment in which to address a wide range of needs for members. You are invited to come and enjoy fellowship, and engage in activities on offer, with the support of like-minded members.
Mt Gravatt's Men's Shed Inc. promotes a strong interest in Woodworking, Woodturning, Carpentry and Welding. Interest groups also exist in the shed for members such as Darts, Guitar, Cooking, Computing, Card Playing, Gardening, Leatherwork, Photography (new sites added), Art and Travel.
The shed is a friendly and relaxed place with plenty of time for a cup of tea and a chat with other members. No matter what your skills, you will be welcome at the Shed. If you are skilled in any of the areas we cater for, then you are encouraged to pass them on to others or you can learn from others as they pass on their skills.
Around 28 activities & are run on different days depending on activity leaders- woodwork, metalwork, leatherwork, art, cards, computer stuff, fitness, music, gardening, cooking,
Find another shed in your area
— "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