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 Service?
This service allows you to drop your item off and have it repaired by the Bower for a fee. If you have wood furniture you’d like us to fix, click through to our Woodworks page. If you have electrical items you’d like us to fix, please contact our electrical team on firstname.lastname@example.org. Electrical repairs are done at our Green Square location, >Banga Community Shed.
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REPAIR CAFE AT MARRICKVILLE HAS NOW FINISHED.
Electrical Repair Cafe
1pm – 4pm
Banga Community Shed
3 Joynton Avenue Zetland (or Green Square)
Access is via Portman Street, Zetland. Head to 130 Portman Street and walk towards an open space where a playground is. Banga will be behind the playground, it is the building with the sloping roof and public toilets next to it. Free parking is available in nearby streets.
Bookings not necessary
Furniture Repair Cafe
1pm – 4pm 107 Projects
107 Redfern St Redfern
Entry via Turner Lane at the rear of the building
Bookings not necessary
Parramatta Repair Cafe
Last Saturday of the month
10am – 12pm
At the Bower Parramatta 10 Hunter Street
Bookings are essential – click here to book and please let us know what you are bringing. We can help with both electrical items and furniture.
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.
If you’re interested in working independently on a repair project, with supervision from a skilled woodworker, consider our Rent-a-Bench scheme. Click through for more information on Rent-a-Bench and the Bower’s Woodworks.