The Community Men’s Shed Bribie Island was formally established in August 2017. The Shed was developed because of a need on Bribie Island for men to get together in companionship, and to work on personal and community projects.
The Shed is a member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association. (AMSA) is the peak body supporting almost 1000 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations. The CMSBI is situated behind the Church of Christ, Corner Foley Street and Fifth Ave, Bribie Island.
The shed was closed for a period because of COVID-19, reopening again on the 17th of June.
The shed is open from 8:30am to 12:00pm every Wednesday. For now, the numbers are limited to 20.
If you or someone you know would like to consider joining the Men’s Shed, come along – have a look and a chat to our wonderful members – stay for a coffee or tea and biscuits.
What is a Men’s Shed? Men’s Sheds are found in many cities and towns around Australia and continue to spring up internationally. Not all Men’s Sheds are the same – if you looked inside you might see a number of men making furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, making Mynah bird traps, fixing lawn mowers, or making a cubby house for a local children’s group.
You will see teabags, coffee cups, and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. So what is so special about the ‘Men’s Shed’? Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia. Men’s Sheds not only provide diverse memberships but also promote a platform for the blending of ethnic, social, and cultural values with a strong focus on men’s physical, emotional, and mental health. This in turn contributes to the sharing of skills, making friends and fellowship, networking, and also offers opportunities to positively engage with their local community for the benefit of all.