About Us

The Bower
Reuse and repair centres
Since 1998

The Bower is an award-winning environmental charity and a champion of reuse and repair

The Bower’s Mission is to

  • Environment: Be a leader in driving a circular economy by aiming for zero waste through the reclamation of household items and building materials for reuse and resale through reducing landfill, decreasing the need for new raw materials, and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. 
  • Education: Promote and initiate reuse and repair workshops, cafes and online programs, and build cooperation with partner organisations, businesses and government. 
  • Community: Provide affordable goods and services, and redistribution to those in need such as low-income housing and domestic violence survivors; build community and generate local employment.

Our range of services and programs are all based on our mission – this is the principle that guides everything we do.

Our organisation has agreements with over 21 Sydney metropolitan councils to collect unwanted household goods and rehome them.

Nearly 2.7 million residents in Sydney now have access to this free service.

Our partners

We partner with councils, organisations and individuals.


The Bower is a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status for donations

Board and governance

People, AGMs and strategic plans.

In the media

Media items from around the web about The Bower, or where The Bower was mentioned. If you want to suggest an article that we are missing from this list, please tell us by emailing admin@bowerorg.au


The Bower are looking for workshop Facilitators & Repairers.

Contact and locations

We accept donations over the counter in our two stores.


Become a member

Becoming a Bower member is a great way to support our work and be rewarded for it.

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.