Community Sheds

Bower Reuse and Repair Centres’ Marrickville shop front and online store is open for business as usual as is the Parramatta and Redfern Community Sheds.

Parramatta Women’s Shed

Thanks to the support of City of Parramatta Council, Parramatta Women’s Shed is now helping the women of Western Sydney gain the confidence to pick up tools. After an exciting launch, when forty women visited the Bower Reuse & Repair Centre to discuss their interests and hopes for what the Women’s Shed would offer, a program of hands-on workshops taught by female instructors has been developed. Join the mailing list and stay up to date with all the latest about the Women’s Shed.

Marrickville Men’s Shed

Meets every Thursday 11am-2pm in The Bower Woodworks at Redfern. They work on reuse and repair projects using recycled materials. Many of their materials and projects are sourced from The Bower, and you’ll often see their finished products for sale on our shops floors. You can support the Men’s Shed by buying their beautiful work! For more information, please email

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.