Frequently Asked Questions

These are questions we get asked often, but if you can’t find your question here please use the form on the right to send it to us!

Our standard cancellation policy is published at Terms and Conditions and has has been updated in light of Covid19. If you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
Mens Wellbeing Inc is a not-for-profit Association incorporated in Queensland. About Us
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
All men over 18 are welcome. No previous experience of Men's Wellbeing is required.
Our community has many valuable members including some men who are same-sex oriented. They are no more or less in number than in general life and many of our members don’t actually know or even ask these questions because it simply doesn’t matter. You will find our community more interested in ‘who you are’ more than your job or who you share your bed with.
Our standard cancellation policy is published at Terms and Conditions and has has been updated in light of Covid19. If you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
Have a look at the testimonials. You will see that everyone gets different things but you will notice the common themes of getting connected, regaining control of life, solving problems, becoming a better man/dad/husband, getting happier.
The course (we also call it a program) usually runs one evening a week for nine weeks. Usually there are about 10 men who have decided to take the course and two or three facilitators who run it. Each week different topics are discussed by the group. The important thing to know that there are no lectures or whiteboards and the discussions will often go to places that the participants have never felt able to talk about before.
Things like: emotions, relationships, sex, fathers and fathering, masculinity. It’s the hard stuff that is usually not explored at all or is talked about superficially. Common Ground gets below the surface.
You pay for the course and that funds it. We keep the costs to a minimum and we subsidise men who have financial hardship where we can. We don't get any government support and this allows us to both be independent of politicians and not be subject to cutbacks.
We have a lot of feedback from partners (including some ex-partners) which say things like "better dad" or "I don’t have to walk around on eggshells, he is much less trigger happy". It’s pretty simple: a happier man makes for better life for people he has around him. Have a look at the testimonials.
Yes, for the nine weeks of the course it is a men’s group run by the facilitators. At the end of the course its usual for the men to decide that they will keep meeting and will run their men’s group themselves. Some of the groups formed in this way have continued for many years and they develop a life of their own.
No. It's not religious, political, gay, straight or any other thing like that. The agenda is to get men listening and supporting each other and learning the way to run their own men’s group if that is what they want.
It's run by Men's Wellbeing Inc which is a not-for-profit community association. Our tag line is "Men Supporting Men" and that pretty much sums it up. The Common Ground program is one of the things we do. You can look at our website www.menswellbeing.org.
Over the nine weeks of the course we get to know each other really well including some of our difficulties. Naturally enough the men give each other support and in many cases friendship as well. Then if the group continues after the nine week these connections grow and deepen.
Firstly it's facilitated by men who have done the course themselves so they know what it is like to come along to something that's different. Secondly they are trained to deliver the program. Finally, they are not experts or psychologists who are going to tell you how to lead your life but they are really skilled at running groups and supporting men to look at themselves and to connect to each other. It's not a program which sets out to "fix" you, but it will provide a place where you can work on fixing or extending yourself.
Yes. One of the guidelines for the groups is that participation in everything is voluntary. This means that you won't be asked to "do stuff" that is unsafe. In fact, there are several guidelines that are there to keep everyone safe which you will be asked to agree to. Having said that most men find the program challenging. At times it may bring up feelings that are uncomfortable or we may have to face parts of ourselves we don't like. If it wasn’t a challenge it wouldn't be worth doing would it?
Over 20 years ago a group of Brisbane men ran a men's help phone service. This eventually evolved into the Men's Wellbeing association and the Common Ground program.
Well over 1000 men have done Common Ground in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. The program has been running for over 10 years in the Brisbane area.
Good question. The answer is probably that as a community association we don't have the resources to advertise. We are glad you have heard of it now!
Well you probably don't need one to survive. However maybe you need one to thrive? A place where you can step back from the pressure, be accepted without being judged and where you can be heard. If you have never been to one then you really don’t know what you are missing. You have got nothing to lose by coming along and finding out!
Before each course runs we have an information session which is free and you can go to meet the facilitators who will be running the course and learn more about it. You can also meet other men who have done the Common Ground course. Info Sessions usually run on a weeknight from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, on the same weeknight we are planning to run the program.
We run men's groups in two ways: The first we call Open Men's Groups. These are free. The second we call Common Ground men's groups. We try and match the cost to your ability to pay. See the details on this page.
Provided that you have attended all the 9 weeks, if you are not satisfied with value for money then contact the program manager and he will refund what you paid. His email is: cg@menswellbeing.org
We are running courses in Melbourne and the Brisbane region including the Gold and Sunshine coasts. If you are in Tasmania, contact Tasmen. Have a look at the booking page for details of dates and locations.
Our goal is to provide the place where you can challenge yourself to be your best without any pressure to do anything you don’t want to do. You may be invited to try something that feels uncomfortable but you will not be judged whatever your choice.
Mens Wellbeing has no religious affiliation or bias. All men are welcome regardless of religious belief, nationality or sexual orientation. Our core values are honesty, respect and authenticity. There is no getting it right or wrong in our programs.
Sorry, no pets are allowed.
Yes, we reserve a small number of supported tickets for men in financial need. To apply, find the link on the ticket booking page. Just choose that option, fill in your details and you will receive a call to offer you a discounted ticket.
The inner judge is the worst kind! This is the judge you will have your biggest wrestle with as Mens Wellbeing understands the need for honesty and respect and these values are woven through everything we do. Our programs are not a test you must pass, they are an opportunity to look at yourself and your life, as you choose to, and make your own decisions about what your next step is.
Our community has many valuable members including some men who are same-sex oriented. They are no more or less in number than in general life and many of our members don’t actually know or even ask these questions because it simply doesn’t matter. You will find our community more interested in ‘who you are’ more than your job or who you share your bed with.
Absolutely! Rollicking belly laughs are part and parcel of the our men’s gathering experience. We all have been boys once and having fun is part of our birthright! All activities are voluntary, not that we expect anyone to NOT want to join in, but if you’re needing a nap, to play or just some time to chill; it's your event. Many men come along to our gatherings simply to relax, network with other men and enjoy a light-hearted "men's space" of camaraderie and like minds. Men can attend workshops they feel drawn to, or not.
You do not need fixing. You are the captain of your ship, and it is you who will navigate your own course. We are here to encourage and support whatever your choices are. The event may offer you opportunities to learn new skills and enjoy experiences that can change the way you look at your life and relationships.
Not at all. Many men come along to our gatherings simply to relax, network with other men and enjoy a light-hearted “men‘s space” of camaraderie and like minds. Men can either attend workshops they feel drawn to, or not. Our Common Ground Men’s Groups are a space of supported growth for going deeper into life’s issues, in a place of respect and without pressure.
Our standard cancellation policy is published at Terms and Conditions and has has been updated in light of Covid19. If you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
A men's gatherings is a place for men from every background, religious, political and sexual persuasion to meet in a spirit of honesty and trust and openness. We encourage men to feel free and be real with themselves and others in a supportive environment. Expect a warm welcome and plentiful conversation and laughter, with many opportunities to get to know yourself and others in a strongly grounded space of respect, growth and trust. We run workshops, exercise activities, and small conversation groups over the course of the weekend. We come together for healthy meals cooked by our experienced kitchen crew. All activities, food and accommodation are included in your single ticket price. Your weekend can be busy with workshops or quiet with relaxation. The choice is totally up to you.
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable and warm clothing for day and night
  • Medicines (clearly marked)
  • Shoes
  • Pillow, Sheets and blanket OR sleeping bag
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Bathers
  • Yoga mat (if you have one and are interested in joining the morning yoga group)
  • Pen and writing material
  • Torch
  • A musical instrument if you want to participate in the concert
  • Optional: an object or photo of personal significance. We will be providing a sacred space for these precious items for you to honour & everyone to see.
  • An open heart and mind!
Mens Wellbeing Inc is a not-for-profit Association incorporated in Queensland. About Us
Men under the age of 18 (and over the age of 16) may attend our weekend gatherings if accompanied by their father or adult male guardian. Please contact our office to understand these additional conditions and book.
We offer a car pooling service as part of your registration. As a driver or passenger you will be matched with another attendee living nearby. The Monday weekend before the Gathering we email the details so you can get in touch and plan your trip. (Passengers from more remote locations face the chance we won't be able to offer a driver sharing their route and should bear this in mind when booking.)
Bornhoffen offers 9 cabins of 12 beds and 7 cabins of 8 beds. If you need a powerpoint for a CPAP machine, or are concerned about your snoring, please indicate this when you book.
Alcohol and any recreational drugs including cannabis are not permitted. You must leave these at home. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend! There will be a designated area for tobacco smoking but we encourage you to cut back or go without for the weekend. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend!
All our weekend gatherings are able to cater for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as diets that must avoid dairy and/or gluten. You will be asked for your diet in the booking process.
We do not require you to be vaccinated for Covid19, however if you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend our Gathering. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
Our goal is to provide the place where you can challenge yourself to be your best without any pressure to do anything you don’t want to do. You may be invited to try something that feels uncomfortable but you will not be judged whatever your choice.
Mens Wellbeing has no religious affiliation or bias. All men are welcome regardless of religious belief, nationality or sexual orientation. Our core values are honesty, respect and authenticity. There is no getting it right or wrong in our programs.
Sorry, no pets are allowed.
Yes, we reserve a small number of supported tickets for men in financial need. To apply, find the link on the ticket booking page. Just choose that option, fill in your details and you will receive a call to offer you a discounted ticket.
The inner judge is the worst kind! This is the judge you will have your biggest wrestle with as Mens Wellbeing understands the need for honesty and respect and these values are woven through everything we do. Our programs are not a test you must pass, they are an opportunity to look at yourself and your life, as you choose to, and make your own decisions about what your next step is.
Our community has many valuable members including some men who are same-sex oriented. They are no more or less in number than in general life and many of our members don’t actually know or even ask these questions because it simply doesn’t matter. You will find our community more interested in ‘who you are’ more than your job or who you share your bed with.
Absolutely! Rollicking belly laughs are part and parcel of the our men’s gathering experience. We all have been boys once and having fun is part of our birthright! All activities are voluntary, not that we expect anyone to NOT want to join in, but if you’re needing a nap, to play or just some time to chill; it's your event. Many men come along to our gatherings simply to relax, network with other men and enjoy a light-hearted "men's space" of camaraderie and like minds. Men can attend workshops they feel drawn to, or not.
You do not need fixing. You are the captain of your ship, and it is you who will navigate your own course. We are here to encourage and support whatever your choices are. The event may offer you opportunities to learn new skills and enjoy experiences that can change the way you look at your life and relationships.
Not at all. Many men come along to our gatherings simply to relax, network with other men and enjoy a light-hearted “men‘s space” of camaraderie and like minds. Men can either attend workshops they feel drawn to, or not. Our Common Ground Men’s Groups are a space of supported growth for going deeper into life’s issues, in a place of respect and without pressure.
Our standard cancellation policy is published at Terms and Conditions and has has been updated in light of Covid19. If you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
A men's gatherings is a place for men from every background, religious, political and sexual persuasion to meet in a spirit of honesty and trust and openness. We encourage men to feel free and be real with themselves and others in a supportive environment. Expect a warm welcome and plentiful conversation and laughter, with many opportunities to get to know yourself and others in a strongly grounded space of respect, growth and trust. We run workshops, exercise activities, and small conversation groups over the course of the weekend. We come together for healthy meals cooked by our experienced kitchen crew. All activities, food and accommodation are included in your single ticket price. Your weekend can be busy with workshops or quiet with relaxation. The choice is totally up to you.
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable and warm clothing for day and night
  • Medicines (clearly marked)
  • Shoes
  • Pillow, Sheets and blanket OR sleeping bag
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Bathers
  • Yoga mat (if you have one and are interested in joining the morning yoga group)
  • Pen and writing material
  • Torch
  • A musical instrument if you want to participate in the concert
  • Optional: an object or photo of personal significance. We will be providing a sacred space for these precious items for you to honour & everyone to see.
  • An open heart and mind!
Accommodation is in shared cabins, fully self-contained. You can bring your own tent and camp. Note that the campground is several minutes walk from the main complex. We are unable to offer a discount for camping.
We appreciate you arriving between 4PM and 6PM. Check in with the registration crew when you arrive for directions. Our first activity is dinner at 6PM!
From the south side of Brisbane:
  1. Leave Brisbane via Ipswich Road;
  2. Take the Toowoomba exit on the left;
  3. Take the Esk turnoff to the right;
  4. Turn right into Wivenhoe–Somerset Road (signposted Somerset Dam via Splityard Creek Dam, Mount Glorious, & Brisbane Forest Park);
  5. Turn right into Stanley Pocket Road;
  6. Turn right into gate for Camp Somerset.
From the north side of Brisbane:
  1. Take the Kilcoy/Caboolture exit off the Bruce Highway and join the D'Aguilar Highway to Woodford and Kilcoy;
  2. On reaching Kilcoy follow the main road through town. Just past Kilcoy turn left into Esk–Kilcoy Road;
  3. Just past Somerset Dam township turn left into Wivenhoe–Somerset Road;
  4. Turn left into Stanley Pocket Road;
  5. 6. Turn right into gate for Camp Somerset.
Mens Wellbeing Inc is a not-for-profit Association incorporated in Queensland. About Us
Men under the age of 18 (and over the age of 16) may attend our weekend gatherings if accompanied by their father or adult male guardian. Please contact our office to understand these additional conditions and book.
We offer a car pooling service as part of your registration. As a driver or passenger you will be matched with another attendee living nearby. The Monday weekend before the Gathering we email the details so you can get in touch and plan your trip. (Passengers from more remote locations face the chance we won't be able to offer a driver sharing their route and should bear this in mind when booking.)
Alcohol and any recreational drugs including cannabis are not permitted. You must leave these at home. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend! There will be a designated area for tobacco smoking but we encourage you to cut back or go without for the weekend. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend!
All our weekend gatherings are able to cater for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as diets that must avoid dairy and/or gluten. You will be asked for your diet in the booking process.
We do not require you to be vaccinated for Covid19, however if you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend our Gathering. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
Our goal is to provide the place where you can challenge yourself to be your best without any pressure to do anything you don’t want to do. You may be invited to try something that feels uncomfortable but you will not be judged whatever your choice.
Mens Wellbeing has no religious affiliation or bias. All men are welcome regardless of religious belief, nationality or sexual orientation. Our core values are honesty, respect and authenticity. There is no getting it right or wrong in our programs.
Sorry, no pets are allowed.
Yes, we reserve a small number of supported tickets for men in financial need. To apply, find the link on the ticket booking page. Just choose that option, fill in your details and you will receive a call to offer you a discounted ticket.
The inner judge is the worst kind! This is the judge you will have your biggest wrestle with as Mens Wellbeing understands the need for honesty and respect and these values are woven through everything we do. Our programs are not a test you must pass, they are an opportunity to look at yourself and your life, as you choose to, and make your own decisions about what your next step is.
Our community has many valuable members including some men who are same-sex oriented. They are no more or less in number than in general life and many of our members don’t actually know or even ask these questions because it simply doesn’t matter. You will find our community more interested in ‘who you are’ more than your job or who you share your bed with.
Absolutely! Rollicking belly laughs are part and parcel of the our men’s gathering experience. We all have been boys once and having fun is part of our birthright! All activities are voluntary, not that we expect anyone to NOT want to join in, but if you’re needing a nap, to play or just some time to chill; it's your event. Many men come along to our gatherings simply to relax, network with other men and enjoy a light-hearted "men's space" of camaraderie and like minds. Men can attend workshops they feel drawn to, or not.
You do not need fixing. You are the captain of your ship, and it is you who will navigate your own course. We are here to encourage and support whatever your choices are. The event may offer you opportunities to learn new skills and enjoy experiences that can change the way you look at your life and relationships.
Not at all. Many men come along to our gatherings simply to relax, network with other men and enjoy a light-hearted “men‘s space” of camaraderie and like minds. Men can either attend workshops they feel drawn to, or not. Our Common Ground Men’s Groups are a space of supported growth for going deeper into life’s issues, in a place of respect and without pressure.
Our standard cancellation policy is published at Terms and Conditions and has has been updated in light of Covid19. If you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
A men's gatherings is a place for men from every background, religious, political and sexual persuasion to meet in a spirit of honesty and trust and openness. We encourage men to feel free and be real with themselves and others in a supportive environment. Expect a warm welcome and plentiful conversation and laughter, with many opportunities to get to know yourself and others in a strongly grounded space of respect, growth and trust. We run workshops, exercise activities, and small conversation groups over the course of the weekend. We come together for healthy meals cooked by our experienced kitchen crew. All activities, food and accommodation are included in your single ticket price. Your weekend can be busy with workshops or quiet with relaxation. The choice is totally up to you.
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable and warm clothing for day and night
  • Medicines (clearly marked)
  • Shoes
  • Pillow, Sheets and blanket OR sleeping bag
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Bathers
  • Yoga mat (if you have one and are interested in joining the morning yoga group)
  • Pen and writing material
  • Torch
  • A musical instrument if you want to participate in the concert
  • Optional: an object or photo of personal significance. We will be providing a sacred space for these precious items for you to honour & everyone to see.
  • An open heart and mind!
Mens Wellbeing Inc is a not-for-profit Association incorporated in Queensland. About Us
Men under the age of 18 (and over the age of 16) may attend our weekend gatherings if accompanied by their father or adult male guardian. Please contact our office to understand these additional conditions and book.
Alcohol and any recreational drugs including cannabis are not permitted. You must leave these at home. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend! There will be a designated area for tobacco smoking but we encourage you to cut back or go without for the weekend. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend!
All our weekend gatherings are able to cater for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as diets that must avoid dairy and/or gluten. You will be asked for your diet in the booking process.
We do not require you to be vaccinated for Covid19, however if you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend our Gathering. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
Mens Wellbeing has no religious affiliation or bias. All men are welcome regardless of religious belief, nationality or sexual orientation. Our core values are honesty, respect and authenticity. There is no getting it right or wrong in our programs.
Sorry, no pets are allowed.
We appreciate you arriving between 4PM and 6PM. Check in with the registration crew when you arrive for directions. Our first activity is dinner at 6PM!
Bornhoffen offers 9 cabins of 12 beds and 7 cabins of 8 beds. If you need a powerpoint for a CPAP machine, or are concerned about your snoring, please indicate this when you book.
  • Pillow, Sheets and blanket OR sleeping bag
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable and warm clothing for day and night
  • Medicines (clearly marked)
  • Shoes
  • Bathers
  • Yoga mat (if you have one and are interested in joining the morning yoga group)
  • Pen and writing material
  • Torch
  • An open heart and mind!
Alcohol and any recreational drugs including cannabis are not permitted. You must leave these at home. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend! There will be a designated area for tobacco smoking but we encourage you to cut back or go without for the weekend. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend!
All our weekend gatherings are able to cater for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as diets that must avoid dairy and/or gluten. You will be asked for your diet in the booking process.
We do not require you to be vaccinated for Covid19, however if you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend our Gathering. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
Mens Wellbeing has no religious affiliation or bias. All men are welcome regardless of religious belief, nationality or sexual orientation. Our core values are honesty, respect and authenticity. There is no getting it right or wrong in our programs.
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
All men over 18 are welcome. No previous experience of Men's Wellbeing is required.
We do not require you to be vaccinated for Covid19, however if you experience Covid19 symptoms or close, recent, contact with a known case you must not attend our Gathering. You will not need a medical certificate to obtain a refund. All cancellations relating to Covid19 will be refunded in full without question. We follow all Qld Health guidelines in force at the time of the Gathering.
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
Sorry, no pets are allowed.
Yes, we reserve a small number of supported tickets for men in financial need. To apply, find the link on the ticket booking page. Just choose that option, fill in your details and you will receive a call to offer you a discounted ticket.
Absolutely! Rollicking belly laughs are part and parcel of the our men’s gathering experience. We all have been boys once and having fun is part of our birthright! All activities are voluntary, not that we expect anyone to NOT want to join in, but if you’re needing a nap, to play or just some time to chill; it's your event. Many men come along to our gatherings simply to relax, network with other men and enjoy a light-hearted "men's space" of camaraderie and like minds. Men can attend workshops they feel drawn to, or not.
You do not need fixing. You are the captain of your ship, and it is you who will navigate your own course. We are here to encourage and support whatever your choices are. The event may offer you opportunities to learn new skills and enjoy experiences that can change the way you look at your life and relationships.
Yes please! The majority of work for volunteers is on the morning before the event opens as we are setting up the venue, and as we pack down on the Sunday. There are some tasks throughout the weekend, but these will be shared evenly so as not to detract from your experience. Volunteers can apply for a reduced-price ticket by contacting menconnect@menswellbeing.org. Places are limited, so apply early!
Alcohol and any recreational drugs including cannabis are not permitted. You must leave these at home. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend! There will be a designated area for tobacco smoking but we encourage you to cut back or go without for the weekend. We further encourage you to leave your mobile phone at home, or at least locked in your car for the weekend!
All our weekend gatherings are able to cater for vegetarian and vegan diets as well as diets that must avoid dairy and/or gluten. You will be asked for your diet in the booking process.
Your discount code is used in the registration–payment step, after you have added selected your ticket below. Note that many discounts require you to select the "General" or full-price ticket to work. You will find the link "click here to enter your code" at the top left of the next page. Click the light-blue text link "Click here to enter your code". You will be shown a small text entry box where you can type the coupon code, and an "Apply" button which will calculate your new ticket price. Returning customers can also "Click here to login" if your browser has saved your username and password for our website. Logging in is an optional step when buying a ticket that can pre-fill some of your personal details when purchasing a ticket.
We have not given the address of the Rock on this web page because we don't want to fool you – it is not easy to find if you have not been out there before! The road into our campsite is best navigated by 4WD vehicles. But do not be dismayed… You may wish to car-pool or you can join our ‘muster’. We run a "muster" from the Old Fernvale Bakery for men coming from Brisbane. If you are coming from Kilcoy or Esk, we can also meet you at the corner of Mount Byron and Wivenhoe-Somerset Roads. You can indicate you are joining the Muster when you book your ticket, and details of the muster will be finalised in the week prior to the event and communicated by email. Drivers of 2WD vehicles with low clearance will be able to leave their vehicles at a safe place on the way in and will be ferried to the campsite by 4WD. Note that mobile phone signal ends at the start of Mount Byron Road.
There is no mobile phone signal at the Rock or along Mount Byron Road. In an emergency, family will be able to call the Cliff House on 07 5346 0357.
Rainwater, composting toilets, and campsites. There are 18 berths (9 double-bunks) in the Bunk House, and 14 berths (7 double-bunks) in the Cliff House. There is a open-air dining room, plenty of shade, and two swimming holes. There is no mobile phone signal nor 240V power. There is 12V power in the Cliff House. There is limited light after dark!
No, you can book a Cliff House or a Bunk House ticket. These are limited, so please book early.
  • Your bedding (sleeping bag, pillow etc),
  • A folding camp chair,
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable and warm clothing for day and night
  • Medicines (clearly marked)
  • Shoes
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Yoga mat (if you have one)
  • Pen and writing material
  • Torch
  • A musical instrument if you wish
  • An open heart and mind!
If you are camping, of course, you will need your camping gear… tent, mattress etc.

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