Marrickville Store

Our original Bower store at Addison Rd Community Centre – Building 34, is a treasure trove of building supplies, kitchenalia, bric-a-brac, paintings, games, clothes, books, records and more.

OPEN Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat & Sun 10am – 3pm

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Summer Hill Boutique

Our new site at 7 Prospect Rd, is part of the Inner West Sustainability Hub. Specialty Boutique store to buy and donate vintage furniture, records, books

OPEN Mon, Tues & Fri 10am – 5pm
+ First Saturday of the month 11am-3pm

Redfern Workshops

Our workshop at the back of 107 Redfern St hosts many of our Home DIY, Woodwork and Furniture repair workshops. Every Thursday the Men’s Shed meets here.

Find out more and BOOK A WORKSHOP

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Build A Tiny House with us

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Working together to create a circular economy

The Bower is an award-winning environmental charity offering programs and services to create a circular economy

The Bower is an environmental charity with strong outreach into the social sector. Through our activities, we reduce waste and CO2 emissions; reduce our ecological footprint; and outreach to social causes by assisting members of the community who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. For over 20 years we have pioneered waste reduction through the reclamation of household goods, reuse and repair initiatives such as workshops, repair cafes, bespoke recycled materials, and resale at affordable prices of repurposed and preloved goods.  

Using reclaimed and recycled materials we run courses including the building of tiny house courses, DIY, woodworking upholstery, furniture repairs, bike maintenance, and clothing repairs. We are expanding to include art from recycled materials workshops and diversification of our portfolio of hands-on workshops to meet the increasing demand of the public in the Inner West and Parramatta districts of Sydney. 

Our House to Home program completely outfits social housing for those who have been homeless, refugees, or domestic violence survivors so that they have functional and comfortable homes. We work with 13 plus frontline agencies such as Mission Australia, Jesuit Refugee Service, Bonnie’s Support Services, Women’s and Girls Emergency Centre. Parramatta Women’s Shelter, and Life Without Barriers.

We are an innovative social enterprise that is a living example of the circular economy – uniting social, environmental and reuse models in all of our operations.

Book a collection

Donate your pre-loved goods to The Bower

Shop the Bower

*SALE* Huge discounts online, in store and on ebay

Do a workshop

Home DIY, Furniture Repair & Restoration, Upholstery, Carpentry

Justin repairing antique table - April 2024

Repair something

Book a repair session for furniture, bikes, electronics

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Build a Tiny House

Australia’s only tiny house building course with reclaimed materials

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Get your bike repaired

Our bike mechanics are experts at getting you back on your two wheels

Top notch electronic repairs

We take immense pride in bringing new life to your old electronic goods

Making an impact on waste…it’s a community effort (Updated FY 22- 2023)


Goods repaired


Kgs saved from landfill


Workshop participants


Happy customers

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.