January 29, 2022

About Us.

The Origional sign from the front of the Wandal Shed
Rockhampton Men's Shed opens at CQ University

The Rockhampton Men's Shed has officially opened at CQUniversity Australia, to help retirees suffering from social isolation. Locals have spent the past six years fundraising to build the shed, and now their vision has come to life.www.7NEWS.com.au#7NEWS

Posted by 7NEWS Central Queensland on Wednesday, 9 September 2020
The Final Cut for the first Shed less the Power, Water & Sewer

Media of Pouring the slabs to start the build August 2020 Click this link to view the video https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSCQ/videos/327592338420786/

Rockhampton's Men Shed awarded

Central Queensland's volunteers are being celebrated for their day to day contributions which make the community stronger. Today, members of the Rockhampton Men's Shed Inc. were awarded for getting locals back on their feet. www.7NEWS.com.au#7NEWS

Posted by 7NEWS Central Queensland on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The Final Cut as the First Shed Goes up less the Power< Water & Sewer

The Rocky Men’s Shed The Early Years

And so we move to CQ University

The Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc. (RMS) is a community organization to assist men who have certain particular skills in Wood (Carpentry), Metal, and Arts and Craft work, and to provide those skills to the community – while the group focuses on retired Men, the organisation, however, accepts all ages of people.

Membership is open to anyone who wishes to join – there is a minimal joining fee so that everyone can become fully participating members regardless of their age or background.

The group was started by a group of retired men who wanted to put something back into the community. 

The core reason in building the new sheds (which will include a facility for women) is to combat the loneliness that is becoming a problem in Rockhampton and will give everyone who needs someone to talk to as well as somewhere to use their skills they have, to put them to good use to help our community by helping to build a numerous amount of items that may be required.

It has been found that a men’s shed can be anything you want it to be, and in saying that – our ultimate goal is to create more of community organization.

Men’s Sheds had developed, often quite spontaneously, in many different areas of Australia over a number of years before AMSA was created.
These notes are not intended to be a history of how Men’s Sheds developed but are purely limited to the events involved in the creation and development of AMSA.

Rocky More of the Early Years