About our shed

About Us

The Bay Islands Men’s Shed (BIMS) at 24 Scotts Rd, MacLeay Island. QLD. 4184 invites new members to join. The Shed has a long strong history dating back to 2010. It is operational to this day with a new large well-equipped shed.

Our priority is men’s health and wellbeing. The shed is the ideal place to meet mates and create friendships, enjoy a cuppa and a yarn and just relax, or share common interests in the context of the Men’s Shed.

Anyone can support BIMS by attending our yearly market or donating cans and bottles. You can donate containers at “Containers for Change” collection point. This will go into the Men's Shed Bank Account if you quote  Scheme ID C10291693. “Containers for Change” on Macleay Island is run by Running Wild and by using this scheme you are supporting 2 community organisations.

Containers for Change Refund point on Macleay Island is at:

16 Pelican Street, Macleay Island

Things you need to know:

BIMS scheme ID is C10291693. This allows you to credit BIMS with your refund.

Separate your eligible containers from any rubbish

Sort containers into groups if you can – glass, aluminium, clear plastic, coloured plastic, drinks poppers

You CAN crush your cans and plastic bottles.

Shed Activities

Woodworking, Gardening, Social & Yoga

Find us


David Moore

30 Scotts Road Macleay Island, QLD 4184
Get Directions


0412 136 250

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Positive impacts


"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.

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


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