Repair is an essential strategy in reducing landfill,
and the Bower is doing our bit to keep the skills of repairing alive.
What is a Repair Cafe?
About: You can bring your broken items and we’ll put you on the path to fixing them. This is a free advice service, not a guaranteed repair. Come along, have a cuppa and our skilled repairers will do their best to help. Repair Cafes originated in Europe, and the Bower was the first to bring this concept to Australia. Generally we are only able to look at one item per person.
Items we repair: Small electronics, wood furniture and bikes. Please note we are unable to repair microwaves or large whitegoods within the timeframe of a Repair Cafe.
When: We run regular Repair Cafes around Sydney – scroll down for the full list.
Marrickville Repair Cafe
1pm – 4pm
The Bower Marrickville
Bookings not necessary
Parramatta Repair Cafe
Last Saturday of the month
10am – 12pm
At the Bower Parramatta
Bookings are essential – click here to book and please let us know what you are bringing.
Please note that parking on Hunter Street is free for fifteen minutes only, so you can bring your item in quickly to see if it can be fixed. If so, you can park in the Justice Precinct Car Park for $3 an hour on Saturdays. Please also note that bike repair is not available at Parramatta.
We thank the Parramatta Leagues Club for funding the Parramatta Repair Cafe via the Parramatta ClubGRANTS scheme.
Cumberland Council Repair Cafe
For the rest of 2018, we will be doing monthly Repair Cafes in the Cumberland Council area. Locations include Greystanes, Berala, Toongabbie and Granville. Bookings are essential – click here to book and please let us know what you are bringing.
Please note: currently we are not offering our usual $45 p/h repair service, where you can drop your items off and have them fixed by us for a fee. We will be reintroducing this service again in future, but currently we only offer the free Repair Cafes.