About our shed

About Us

The South Brisbane Men’s Shed is a traditional Men’s Shed with a special interest group of supporting fathers and male supporters of people with autism.
Whether you’re interested in computers, gardening, restoring furniture, repairing a bike, or building a cubby house for a local charity, we have a range of activities to suit our members interests. Or if there’s something you’re particularly interested in getting involved with, let us know and we’ll try to include it in our program.
We’re founded on an atmosphere of mateship with a desire to communicate, collaborate and create a supportive environment to promote men’s health and wellbeing.
Being involved with and supporting our local community is at the forefront of our work.
Our objective is to provide a safe and supportive environment for men to get involved in activities and receive advice and companionship in a stress free, comfortable and non-threatening environment. We also want to provide a place for fathers and male supporters including brothers, uncles, grandfathers, carers and friends of people with autism to come and talk with others who have similar experiences.
Promoting and encouraging friendship and community involvement alongside men’s wellbeing and good health is our priority.
Our Executive are here to guide and manage our resources, skills and activities of all members.

Shed Activities

Walking, Computers, Pool Playing, Gardening, Music & Ukulele, Woodworking, Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, Electric Bicycle riding, History, etc.

Find us

Contact

Steve Chakalakis

Address
141 Merton Road Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
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Positive impacts

Camaraderie

"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.

Community

“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.

Watch — More than just a shed

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

1,200+
Sheds

Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)

12
Countries

More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries

30
Years

The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)

50,000+
Australians

More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds