About our shed
The Upper Ross Men’s Shed Inc is open from 8am to 12noon Monday through to Thursday except on public holidays. We have a well-equipped woodwork and metal shop where members can undertake projects at their own pace and in their own time. We also assist and benefit local community groups and organisations and encourage members to participate in community projects. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment for all members and to mentor disadvantaged members. An annual membership fee of $50.00 applies and members pay a weekly attendance fee of $5.00 which covers morning teas and shed consumables.
Monthly sausage sizzles at Bunnings North Shore
Working with Townsville City Council and local bee-keepers association in the Save the Bees Campaign.
Support and donate Toys for Mayors Xmas Appeal and community-based groups.
Support and provide trophies for the annual Townsville BBQ Battle
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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