Christmas Sale

Iona West Men's shed will be holding their Annual Christmas Sale on Saturday 25th November from 8 am to 12 noon. Take a look at some of the superbly crafted items that will be available for you to buy just in time for Christmas!

Retirees' Group

In addition to our standard opening hours, we have an active Retirees' Group that meets every Wednesday morning from 9am to midday. All retirees welcome, we're always looking for new and exciting projects to work on. Please contact our Coordinator Chris McAdam on 0432 983 181 for more information.

When did you have your last tune-up?

Us blokes can generally be quite fastidious about our machinery. It doesn't matter if we are farmers, timber workers, truckers, miners or car owners when a service is due on our machinery we either do it ourselves or we get the mechanic to do it. This is especially so when the value of our machinery is significant – sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars! With the correct maintenance schedule we can keep our machinery running optimally and can often avoid costly repairs - problems can be identified and fixed early before they become major.

Our most valuable piece of machinery however is our own health – if we are incapacitated then we are unable to operate all the other machinery that we own. But when it comes to us blokes looking after ourselves we are generally not very good at it! We mostly don't have a "maintenance schedule" and tend to use the "wait and see" approach. Physically, if we have an ache or pain, our attitude is often that of "I'll battle through this" or "I'll wait a while and see if this gets better by itself". For most of us we get away with this most of the time.


All Power to You - video for men with arthritis

QMSA has set up a video link, where anyone logging on to our website will gain access through this You Tube link:


Getting involved with volunteering and social activities can have many benefits including giving you the opportunity to meet and connect with new people, in new surroundings. It can help you make a few mates which can help combat depression and isolation. There is information on volunteering activities and clubs at:

What’s on at a SHED near you?

Sarina & District Men’s Shed

Opening hours: 8am - 12pm Wednesday & Saturday
* Smoko around 9:30am
First Saturday of every month (2nd April) “knock off early” BBQ Lunch

Bowen Men’s Shed

Members are active in the community. They enjoy supporting local charities by donating the proceeds from their monthly Sausage Sizzle at the IGA. If you see them out and about drop in, say G ’Day, & grab a sausage.
Opening hours: 9am – 12:30pm Tuesday, 1pm – 4:30pm Thursdays, 9am – 12pm Saturdays
Bob Knight and the men of the Bowen Men’s Shed have been hard at it. Take a look at our April Newsletter to see some examples of their handiwork.

Beaconsfield Road Men’s Shed

OPEN: Every Wednesday 9am-1pm

Bowen Woodworkers and Wood-turners

Bowen woodworkers and wood-turners are located at the show-grounds (Mt Nutt Road) in Bowen. Click here to see some of the beautiful pieces they create.



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