Rocky Men’s Shed – The Early Years

Below is the Draft Floor Plan

of the 3 New State-Of-The-Art Rockhampton Men’s Shed Buildings to be

Built at the Central Queensland University’s North Rockhampton Campus commencing in July/August 2019

Land Site at CQ University and Les, our current VP Surveying the land where our new State-Of-The-Art Men’s Sheds will be built and used by the Men and Women of the Greater Rockhampton Community.

The Rockhampton Men’s Shed is currently located at Building 72 at the CQ University’s North Rockhampton Campus, just off Yaamba Rd,  North Rocky. We’re still trying to raise enough money to build our new Rocky Men’s Shed’s on our newly cleared land.

We have expanded our activities to allow men of all ages to interact together on a wide variety of hobbies and activities where they’re able to enjoy their spare time in a safe environment.

The following are just some of the major activities

at the Rockhhampton Men’s Shed Inc.

  • Welding
  • Fitting & Turning
  • Fabrication
  • Wood Turning & Woodwork
  • Restoration work
  • Information Technology
  • Radio Communications
  • Other projects will be considered as members request them.
Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc. for 2018-2019

Chairman Jim Lawler

Secretary / Treasurer – Marion Lawler

Snr Vice Les Brooks

Shed / Welfare Officer – Randy Tieges

Acting Committee Member-  Murray Smith
Talon IT is the Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc’s preferred IT  specialist

 What is the principal object of the Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc.?

To assist men who are looking for friendship when they retire when they find that they feel cut of when they no longer have their workmates company where they can discuss their problems particularly when they have been retrenched and feel that they have been retired before they were ready or just plain lonely.

How did the Rockhampton Men’s Shed get started?
It was started by a group of retired men who wanted to put something back into the community. And invested the money that they accumulated into renting a small building to start the Rockhampton Men’s Shed. So that they could assist others. It is now an incorporated association and has been recognise as a charity.

What are the activities at the CQ University Shed?
It is manly focused on welding, engineering, repairing damaged items such as BBQ’s outdoor furniture, cupboards and any other items that need restoring to their original condition, woodworking and wood turning, making items for the disabled. It is also a place where we can just have a cup of tea or coffee and just relax and talk.

 What are some of the projects that are currently being done at the sheds regularly and what are the requirements of the members to participate at the sheds?
We regularly assist with projects that are of a benefit to the community. However, it should be remembered that we are not a commercial enterprise, but more of a hobby shop and we do not restrict our members if they want to make things for themselves as long as they assist with the projects that allow us to finance the shed because we are totally self-funded and do not receive any assistance from government agencies or others such as commercial business the members assist with fundraising BBQ’s and raffles as well as producing items we can sell to the public at our garage sales or via the internet.

The shed belongs to the members and is there to assist those who want somewhere to come and enjoy each other’s company

 What are the membership costs?
The membership fees are $15 per year this goes part the way to paying the public liability for the shed and we make up the difference by fundraising activities such as the BBQ’s I mentioned as well as making things for sale remembering as I said before we are not a commercial enterprise but a hobby shop.

 How can members assist with the ongoing financing of the Sheds?
By assisting with fundraising BBQ’s and making items for sale, as well as raffles and donating when they can.

Contacting the shed
You can contact us at the Rockhampton Men’s Shed Inc. by going through to the contact page which is:-  Website.  

or by email:- 

or by phoning us on :- 0497221121.

 Times are subject to change due to members requirements.