About our shed
Crows Nest District Men’s Shed is a not-for-profit, non-commercial community organisation providing a safe and friendly meeting place for men to work on projects in the company of other men. Established in early 2018, our permanent home is at the Crows Nest Showgrounds, very generously provided by the Crows Nest AH&I Society, although construction of a new shed will be starting soon near the Community Nursery. This has become the setting for members to meet, socialise and undertake meaningful projects, at their own pace and in their own time with guided supervision by experienced members if needed.
We are incorporated, have Charity status and also Deductible gift recipient endorsement. Our Shed is affiliated with both the Queensland Men’s Shed Association and Australian Men's Shed Association.
A major objective of the Men’s Shed is to advance the health, well being and social inclusion of all members through interest-based activities. We do this by welcoming men to meet and work on projects that are first and foremost personally satisfying and in many cases making an important contribution to the wider community.
woodwork, wood turning, toy making, metal work, small engine repairs, gardening, computing, leather work, library and book group, health and welfare group, music and instrument playing and upholstery
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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