January 29, 2022

Sponsors & Supporters

On this page, we hope to highlight and showcase many of the outstanding corporate and small businesses that openly and proudly support the Rockhampton Men’s Shed whether in the form of large donations, grants, and/or in-kind services, while we’re trying to erect our new State-of-the-Art Rockhampton Men’s Shed…

Some of Our Sponsors and Supporters include:

GladRock Transport has joined a growing number of businesses supporting The Rocky Men’s Shed in supplying our shirts & a utility for us to do our pick-ups & deliveries where it is required.


The Rockhampton Regional Council have made a significant grant to The Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc. to help with some of the infrastructure for our project. The grant will help our shed to grow and help Men in our shed as well as our Ladies Auxiliary



Our Patron Kim Harrington Associate Vice Chancellor CQ University Rockhampton Campus

Kim Harrington is the Associate Vice-Chancellor for the Rockhampton Region and is responsible for the operation of both CQ University campuses in Rockhampton and the large cohort of online students in the region. Kim has been with CQ University since July 2012 in various roles including the Director of Queensland Centre for Professional Development, and Director of the Academic Unification Project within the CQU/CQ TAFE merger project. Kim also has extensive experience within Vocational education in Queensland including roles such as Director of Studies Faculty of Business & International; Leading  Vocational Teacher; and Head of Faculty. Kim has extremely strong networks within the Rockhampton community which is valuable in her role as AVC (Rockhampton Region). In addition to her AVC duties, Kim continues in her role within the Industry and VET Division which involves business development and industry engagement.



The CQ University has been a Major contributor to our project and Associate Vice-Chancellor Kim Harrington has taken on the role of Patron of The Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc. Kim has been a great help to us as we move forward.


McMurtrie assisted us with the first of the ground surveying.



Iwasaki have assisted us by supplying the funding for our first building



Masters assisted us with the Surveying of our block of land



Depco were one of our first to come on board as a Sponsor & Supporter



Auswide Bank is a preferred Bank of the Rockhampton Men’s Shed



Energy Super are a Major Shirt Sponsor of The Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc.


The Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc. would like to thank Adani for their contribution allowing us to purchase a Defibrillator for our shed for emergencies that require this type of equipment.



Hastings Deering Rockhampton has assisted us with staff advice and contributed to Our Big BBQ Breakfast in August by donating goods to the value of $500.00 for a raffle that raised over $700.00 More of this type of support is very welcome

Michael from Alien Design has made a big difference to our webpage in redesigning it. We would recommend anyone looking for help in building or redesigning their webpage to contact Michael on the link provided here.

Michael provides design solutions for print: such as brochures, catalogues, fliers, annual reports, and posters. He also does website design and development. He explores techniques and styles that are current among the design realm.



The Hopkins family have a transport business history in the Rockhampton region dating back to the 1880’s.  Hopkins Brothers was established in 1987, and from humble beginnings has expanded into a fully-equipped leading supplier of hard rock quarry products, sand, soil and gravels, earthmoving, transport, rail maintenance and construction services in Central Queensland and beyond.Hopkins Brothers is committed to the local community.  We are proudly locally owned and operated, and use local suppliers whenever possible.  We also support a number of community groups, sporting clubs and charities

Hopkins Bros. Have been good enough to donate their time and equipment to allow us to clear and compact the land at our site at CQ University North Rockhampton Campus.

This land has been leased by The Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc. from the University to further expand our projects.

The Caves Quarry working together with Hopkins Bros. put in about 850 cubic tons of road base to set the foundations of the land ready for the foundations to be set for the first shed and will allow fro the rest of the sheds to be set up when we raise the finances for the second & third stages to proceed.