Surfers Sunrise Wheelchair Trust

Project Shed

Project Shed Provides Opportunities

The Rotary Project Shed is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning to those that wish to come along and clear their mind, use their time in a useful manner and all while making the world a better place, by being a part of an amazing international project.


The project really took off in August 1997, the week Princess Diana passed away, when we delivered the first 10 wheelchairs made from discarded bicycles to Fiji.  It was televised on Ray Martin’s ‘A Current Affair’!)


Since then, our volunteers have made well over 10,000 of these ‘Rough Terrain’ wheelchairs. They have provided the gift of mobility to disabled and disadvantaged children in some 30 developing countries, primarily in South East Asia, the South Pacific and Africa. In addition, we have constructed multiple schools and other buildings in tsunami devastated regions.


But it is as much a Community Service project as it is International Service: Every week, our volunteers enjoy the fellowship and banter, while creating mobility for a disabled person in a disadvantaged society.


Why not join us?   Click here


Our amazing volunteers come from a variety of different backgrounds, read on to get to know the people behind the project.

Meet Our Volunteers – Bill

  Bill, the shed mascot, builds moral, and helps you finish of your morning tea when you can't finish ...
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Meet our Volunteers – Ray Drowley

Picture in your mind a typical Australian farmer. What do you see? Probably same as me: at least ...
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Meet our Volunteers – Bryan Tuesley

‘A genie gives you a single wish. What is it?’ is one of my standard questions when I ...
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Meet our Volunteers – Ben Loots

At our shed, you’ll mostly find him up a ladder - he is the one who does anything ...
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Meet our Volunteers – Bryan Mitchell

    “When I watch sports, I always go with the underdog” Brian admitted when I asked him ...
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Come visit us!

Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8am until 12pm.