What is a Repair Cafe?

A repair cafe is a place where skilled repairers meet non-repairers to teach them skills to fix things. Repair Cafes originated in Europe, and the Bower was the first organisation to bring this concept to Australia. In the past we have encouraged our patrons to bring broken items into our workshops; after assessing the item our experts would offer advice on the best next steps.

****We are looking for skilled repairers. Please email if you are keen to join our team.

Booking Information

Click the links below to book into one of our repair sessions.

Electrical Repairs

Furniture Repair

Paid Repair Services

Bespoke Furniture Restoration & Repairs

Bower Reuse & Repair Centres also provides paid repair services. This service allows you to drop your item off and have it repaired by Bower staff for a fee. If you have wood furniture you’d like us to fix, please contact our woodwork team on or click through to our Furniture Restoration page.

Bike Repairs

If your wheels aren’t turning then you’re not going anywhere. Bring your bike to get assistance from our skilled bikeologist to keep your ride operating at premium performance levels. Book a time in to have your bike repaired with Stu at Reconditioned bikes are also available for sale at our Marrickville store.

Electronic Repairs

Giving Feedback

Once you have attended one of our wonderful Repair Cafes, please submit your feedback to

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.