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Mens Programs & Support

Men play an important role in our families and community. We care about our blokes, so connect to a local mens group, or find programs and resources for your health and wellbeing.

The Logan Men's Network

The Logan Men's Network is a group of services and community members that meet regularly to discuss the important role of men, young men and boys in our families and our community.

Their goal is to support and develop services that will improve and enhance health for men in Logan. For more information please call us on 3412 3412.

Logan Men's Network Flyer (PDF 473 KB)

Dads, grandads & kids

Dads and Families Fun Morning

An opportunity for dads and grandads to come along with their children or grandchildren on a Saturday morning for fun activities. Make new friends in this safe welcoming space and support your child's development. This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program.

  • When: 1st Saturday of the month (commences 7 July 2018)
  • Time: 9.30 am - 11.30 am
  • Where: Browns Plains Early Years Learning Centre
  • Corner of Wineglass and Middle Rod, Hillcrest
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 3386 9000 or email

Dads Playgroup

Blokes, bring along your kids to meet other kids and dads and socialise in this fun, play based group. No need to book, just show up! This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program.

  • When: Saturdays (Program commences on 4 August 2018)
  • Time: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Where: The Family Place, 35A North Road, Woodridge
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: The Family Place, 3208 1263 or email

Men's Vocal Group

Men of all ages and singing abilities or even with instrumental talents are invited to join a social vocal group for singing and music appreciation.

  • When: Starts 7th of March 2019
  • Time: 11.30 am - 1 pm
  • Where: The Family Place, 35A North Road, Woodridge
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: The Family Place, 3208 1263 or email

Healthy and active men

1st Step

Men engage in a variety of active programs across several sites in Logan and take the first step in improving their health, while making connections with other men within the community during weekly sessions. Incorporates fitness, nutritional advice, meal preparation and guest speakers. Funded though the Logan City Council, Community Projects Grants.

  • When: 4th Wednesday of each month (commences July 2018)
  • Time: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
  • Where: Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre, 177 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek
  • Contact: Michael Jacobs on 0402 671 799 or Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre on 3808 1684 or email
  • Cost: Free

Healthy, Happy Living into Retirement

Calling all men 55 years and over to join us at the BallyCara Living Room, Bethania for a 6 week program led by Daniel, our Exercise Physiologist to strengthen your physical health and mental wellbeing. Guest speakers in a range of topics will also feature throughout the 6 week program. Make new connections in your local community and be inspired to live life to the fullest. For more information, you can view the Healthy, Happy Living into Retirement flyer (PDF 561 KB).

This project has been funded by the Working Together grants, an initiative of the Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council.

  • When: Tuesday and Thursday (commences on 28 August 2018)
  • Time: 8.30 am - 9.30 am
  • Where: BallyCara Living Room, 78-86 Station Road, Bethania
  • Contact: Lucinda 1300 272 222
  • Cost: $20 for six week program, meets twice a week

Men’s Life Skills

Men’s Life Skills is a 10 week program that covers a range of topics including how the brain functions, relationships, managing emotions and parenting.

You are encouraged to attend when you can but it’s fine if you can’t get there every week.

  • When: Mondays from 14 October to 16 December 2019, 29 January to 30 March 2020 and 20 April to 22 June 2020.
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Where: Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association, 53 Cinderella Drive. Springwood QLD 4127
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: RSVP by calling 07 3808 4529

The Better Man Project

This project is targeted to refugee men living in the City of Logan where a range of activities that aim to improve the health and wellbeing will be determined by the interests of the group.

Funded by the Working Together grants, an initiative of the Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council.

This program will commence from April 2019. Register your interest or send through a referral to the organiser as detailed below.

  • Where: Multilink Community Services, 38 Blackwood Road, Logan Central
  • Contact: Multilink Community Services on 3808 4463 or email
  • Cost: Free

Men's groups

Beaucare Men's Group

A free weekly group for men, hosting informal sessions that will cover topics such as healthy relationships, connections and belonging to community, emotional wellbeing, healthy behaviours, manhood in the media, grief and loss, and any other topics generated on the night. Dinner will be provided. For more information, check out the Beaucare Men's Group flyer (PDF 140 KB).

  • When: Wednesdays
  • Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Where: 44 Tina Street, Beaudesert
  • Contact: Alan on 0437 280 480 or 5541 4216
  • Cost: Free

Be Connected for Older Australians

Whether you want to keep in touch with family and friends, follow your hobbies, manage your money or manage your health, being online could help you stay in touch, stay independent and stay happy. Join us for free lessons by volunteers and use the seniors’ only kiosk.

  • When: Appointment only, please visit the Be Connected webpage to book.
  • Where: Logan North Library, Corner Sports Drive and Springwood Road, Underwood
  • Contact: Logan North Library 3412 4140
  • Cost: Free


Do you enjoy having a yarn with friends? Beenleigh Library hosts a men's discussion group to ponder life’s mysteries - great and small.

  • When: Last Friday of the month
  • Time: 10.45 am - 12 pm
  • Where: Beenleigh Library, Crete Street, Beenleigh
  • Contact: Beenleigh Library 3412 4130
  • Cost: Free

Bunch 'a' Blokes

Men's Social Group, promoting physical wellbeing and friendships. The group includes games, barbeques, darts, poker, guest speakers and events. Check out the Bunch 'a' Blokes flyer (PDF 775 KB).

  • When: 1st & 3rd Saturday each month
  • Time: 3 pm - 7 pm
  • Where: Loganlea Community Centre
  • Contact: (07) 3805 8260
  • Cost: $5

Dads in Distress

A network support group for dads who are dealing with custody and relationship issues. This session will provide information, resources and support. This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program.

  • When: Thursdays
  • Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Where: The Family Place, 35A North Road, Woodridge
  • Contact: The Family Place, 3208 1263 or email
  • Cost: Free

Great Mates Meet

Guys! Come along and meet new friends in this welcoming and non-judgemental environment. This program is funded through Council's Live Well Logan program

  • When: Fridays
  • Time: 9.30 am - 11.30 am
  • Where: Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre, 117 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek
  • Contact: Kingston East Neighbourhood Group, 3808 1684 or email
  • Cost: Free

Men and Their Sheds

Would you like to have a good chin-wag with a group of mates? Then come along to 'The shed' for stimulating conversation on sport, trivia, music, history, travel, philosophy... you choose!

Logan North Library

  • When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 9.30 am - 12 pm
  • Where: Corner Sports Drive and Springwood Road, Underwood
  • Contact: 3412 4140
  • Cost: Free

Logan Hyperdome Library

  • When: 2nd Friday of the month
  • Time: 10 am - 11.30 am
  • Where: 66-70 Mandew Street, Shailer Park
  • Contact: 3412 4120
  • Cost: Free

Military History Discussion Group

Are you interested in military history, or know someone who is? Marsden library hosts a Military History Discussion Group on the 4th Monday of each month. Come and join the armchair generals as we revisit classic campaigns from the Bronze Age to the Space Age.

  • When: 4th Monday of the month
  • Time: 12.30 pm - 2 pm
  • Where: Marsden Library, 35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden
  • Contact: Marsden library, 3412 4180
  • Cost: Free

Australian Men's Shed Association

Men's sheds or community sheds are non-profit organisations that originated in Australia, to advise and improve the overall health of all men. Members are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of others. A key focus is to advance the well-being and health of its members and to encourage social inclusion. There are a number of men's sheds in the City of Logan, check them out below and join in today.

Logan City Community Men's Shed Inc.

  • When: Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month for a sausage sizzle and a yarn.
  • Where: 161B Magnesium Drive, Crestmead, Qld 4116
  • Contact: Tony Hunter on 0403 775 996

Greenbank RSL Men's Shed

  • When: 6 am - 12 pm weekdays
  • Where: 3/15 Corporate Place, Hillcrest, Qld 4118
  • Contact: (07) 3806 6086

Logan Village Men's Shed

  • Where: 23 Wharf Street, Logan Village, Qld 4207
  • Contact: Warren Milevskiy on 3802 0697

Beenleigh District Men's Shed

  • When: 8.15 am - 11.30 am, weekdays
  • Where: 36 Martens Street, Beenleigh, Qld 4207
  • Contact: Gavan Conway: 0410 466 643


Men's Legal Service

A not-for-profit law firm making pragmatic, cost-effective legal services available to men at turning points in the lives of men and their families. Their primary focus is on assisting fathers to continue to be available and involved in the lives of their children after family law events. Find more information on the Men’s Legal Service website.

Legal Aid Queensland

Depending on your situation and the details of your legal problem, Legal Aid might be able to help you with Criminal law, Family law, Civil law and community legal education. There is also Youth Legal Advice Hotline for young people.

For further information, please visit Legal Aid Queensland website on

  • Where: 1ST Floor, Woodridge Place, Corner Ewing Road & Carmody Street, Woodridge
  • Time: 8.30 am - 5 pm weekdays
  • Contact: 1300 65 11 88 for the cost of a local call (from a landline in Australia) except for public holidays.

External resources

There are a number of excellent resources available to men and services that work with men.

Related council programs

  • KRANK School Holiday Program - KRANK is a school holiday program for Logan residents aged 5-17 years and is jam-packed with a huge variety of free and low cost activities and classes.
  • Live Well Logan - The Live Well Logan Program offers a variety of physical activities and healthy living programs for everyone to enjoy all year round. These activities are all free and low cost.
  • Walking Groups - walking is a great way to meet new people, see new places and be active and health.
  • Community Gardening - Community gardens help to improve the health and wellbeing of the community, foster a sense of community and provide increased opportunity for social connectedness

National men's programs

  • Australian Men's Health Forum (AMHF) - Infographics, news and other resources for men's health in Australia.
  • National Men's Health Strategy 2020-2030 - Australia’s national approach to improving health outcomes for all men and boys.
  • Aboriginal Fathers Stayin' On Track - This is the place to yarn up about being a young dad.
  • Beyond Blue - Information and support for anxiety, depression and suicide
  • Blokepedia - A place for men to talk openly about the issues that affect them.
  • Dads Group Inc. - Dads Group connects Dads in local communities so they can share their experiences.
  • The Fathering Project - The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by engaging fathers.
  • The Father Hood - The Father Hood showcase men as fathers who are doing it their way and doing it well.
  • Mates 4 Mates - Support for wounded, injured or ill current and ex-serving Australian Defense Force (ADF) personnel.
  • Mengage - Is about finding and profiling the many resources available to promote a social determinants approach to male health and wellbeing.
  • Men's Health Australia - Provides news, commentary, articles, links and information about events, services and resources.
  • Men's Health Week - Celebrating men's health week each year, provides resources and details of events
  • MensLine Australia - 24hr telephone and online counselling services for men with family and relationship concerns
  • Movember Foundation - Engaging with men where they are, to understand what works best, to help make change happen sooner.
  • SMS4dads - SMS4dads provides new fathers with information and connections to online services through their mobile phones.

Support hotlines

  • Men's Line Australia - If you are having relationship or family problems you can call or chat to us now. Phone or Online Counselling. Call 1300 78 99 78

Resources for community organisations

Logan Men's Network Flyer (PDF 473 KB)

Effective Men’s Health Messaging (PDF 1502 KB)
This guide outlines how the design of health promotion programs should be based on research evidence that explores the complexity of links between men, masculinity and health, and be tailored to the respective audience. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.

Men and Mental Health (PDF 970 KB)
This guide takes a mental health promotion, population health and systems approach to men’s mental health. Mental health promotion seeks to positively influence determinants of mental health through effective interventions. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.

Men and Their Roles as Fathers (PDF 906 KB)
This guide is primarily focused on engaging fathers in community services, health contexts and programs who otherwise are often less involved for a wide variety of reasons. It has been written to support health professionals to engage with the fathers in the family context. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.

Accessible Health Care for Men (PDF 889 KB)
This guide is intended to assist those working in health services where males are one of their client groups or the main client group. The information and tools in this guide will assist in improving men and boys’ access to services. More information available on The Male Health Clearninghouse website.

My Health for Life Queensland Government My health for life is a free, six-month program where you work with a health coach to achieve your health goals.

Turning in to Kids An evidence-based parenting program that focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children.