About our shed
We are located in Brooloo on the Cooloola Coast Hinterland. This is a rural area with no public transport and with high levels of unemployment or under employment and with documented mental illness problems. Men’s Sheds have shown themselves to be socially constructive in this context and are supported by all levels of government.
Our shed was secondhand and erected on this Council-owned site by the Brooloo Hall Committee in 2010, following demolition of the Hall. It did not meet Council requirements as a hall and remained unused. In 2017 the Hall Committee suggested Council lease it to a new Men's Shed group currently formed in the area.
The Shed group chose Numabulla as its name. This is the Gubbi Gubbi name for the adjacent Mary River and suggests the catchment area for our Shed corresponds with that of the River.
Wood and metal working, IT including 3D printing and social meetings. Other interests will be catered for after building certification.
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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