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Bring your electrical items in need of repair to our Electrical Repair Shop – 7 Prospect Rd, Summer Hill
Wednesdays 4:00-7:00pm

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – $30 FOR 30min session

Othy at Electrical Repair stall - Summer Hill Open Day May 2023
BOOK NOW to bring your electronic item in for review and repair (if possible)

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

*NEW* The Maker series, The Refurb series and Home DIY

Repair something

Join a repair cafe or let The Bower fix something for you

Build a tiny house

Australia’s only tiny house building Course with reclaimed materials

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Support our work and be rewarded for it

Find out what’s happening

Community news, information and fun!

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 21- 2022)


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.