About our shed
The Yeppoon Men’s Shed has been operating since the end of January 2014 and is now fully operational from the PCYC Youth Development Centre on Matthews Flinders Drive, next to the Cooee Bay Sports Complex. We are affiliated with the Australian Men’s Shed Association and as such are open for all members of the community to join us.
The shed owes its existence to the dedication and hard work of the Yeppoon Rotary Club, Yeppoon Anglican Parish and the Police Citizens Youth Club and the shed steering committee consisting of members of these associations and other members of the community.
We have a well-equipped workshop and are capable of undertaking a large range of projects in wood and metal in a relaxing and friendly environment. The members undertake projects for their own personal satisfaction and wellbeing and also community based projects for other non for profit organisations or you can come for a chat and simply watch and enjoy the surroundings and participate in long morning teas.
We have members from all walks of life who come together for the purpose of friendship, to learn new skills, assist with community projects and work towards a common cause to assist in the wellbeing of our fellow members.
We are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8.00am to 1.00pm. The members can stay for the full open time or for a short visit.
You can come and visit us a few times, with no obligations attached, to see what a shed is all about and if you feel it is an outlet you could enjoy. If you decide to join, there is a very affordable membership fee to cover the cost of insurance and a gold coin donation each day for morning tea.
The members undertake a range of projects for non for profit community organisations in wood and metal. They undertake own design projects for themselves and family members and work on hobby interest projects. If you do not know how to operate any of our machines or equipment there is always someone there who can help and advise you on the correct and safe way to operate it. Some also simply come for companionship and talk and watch other members undertaking projects and engage in long morning teas.
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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