Welcome to The Bower

 The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre is an environmental charity and cooperative committed to reducing waste going to landfill. Our shopfronts in Marrickville and Parramatta sell furniture, appliances, household goods, salvaged building materials, bikes, books and more. It’s a treasure trove of delights with new items arriving daily. You never know what you’ll find – all at incredibly low prices.

We offer a collection servicefree for 21 participating council areas across Sydney – for household furniture and items that are in good usable condition. The Bower truck can also deliver your purchases too.

You can learn a new skill with The Bower’s Tricks of the Trade workshops – in basic carpentry, furniture repair and restoration, furniture painting or introductory upholstery. During school holidays we offer kids’ recycled art and mosaic workshops.

Need something repaired? Visit The Bower’s Repair Cafe for free assistance with dodgy electrical items, wobbly bikes and rickety timber furniture. The Repair Cafe operates on Wednesdays, 1pm – 4pm at Marrickville and on the last Saturday of the month, 10am – 12pm at Parramatta.

Parramatta workshops

Learn something new in 2017 at The Bower Parramatta

We’re kicking off 2017 with a schedule of events at The Bower Parramatta. Come along and meet our very own Bowerbirds who’ll be giving FREE demonstrations on the second Saturday of every month, showing ideas for upcycling and creative reuse of materials.

Book in for a workshop and learn the basics of carpentry or upholstery, or how to repair, restore and paint timber furniture.

Need something repaired? Visit The Bower Parramatta’s monthly Repair Cafe, operating on the last Saturday of every month 10am – 12pm.

The full calendar of events can be accessed here.


*** The Bower Wins Top Prize ***

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the top prize in the Inner West Business Environment Awards! Our Marrickville store and office has received the award for Sustainability Leadership 2016, for our commitment to sustainability in everything we do. Thank you Inner West Council for giving us this recognition!