About our shed

About Us

WSQ has equipped many men and women of all ages with the skills to design and to create beautiful objects from timber and other materials for their own and others’ enjoyment in fostering the pursuit of excellence in the art and craft of woodturning in its various forms, WSQ:

  • Provides a safe and supervised workshop environment for members to learn and to practise woodturning skills
  • Engages local, Australian and international turners to demonstrate their expertise and to conduct hands-on workshops so that members can observe, learn new skills and techniques, and perhaps even go on to become recognised turners in their own right
  •  Encourages members to attend major woodturning events such as “Turnfest” to expand their woodturning knowledge and horizon
  • Encourages members to improve their competency and confidence levels by participating in the Society’s annual competition and externally organised craft displays
  • Facilitates ongoing contact with kindred clubs to exchange ideas and to build knowledge
  • Participates with community organisations in providing one-on-one tuition in woodturning for those with special needs as part of those organisations’ development programs
  •  Through its Toy Group, manufactures a variety of children’s toys for donation to charitable organisations at Christmas time
  •  Maintains an extensive library of woodturning and woodworking books, DVDs and magazines
  • Undertakes selected commissions on an ad hoc basis through individual skilled members or on a project team basis
  •  Promotes public awareness of the Society in general and the art and craft of woodturning in particular through exhibitions, trade shows, open days, library displays and community events
  •  Organises Christmas party and other social events for members and their partners.

Shed Activities

Woodturning, Pyrography, Toy making, Box making

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Binny Willis

19 Pine Street Greenslopes, QLD 4120
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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