Australia’s first community hub dedicated to the reuse and repair of household electrical appliances.

The Banga electrical workshop has opened its doors at Sydney’s Green Square to provide space for people to meet, learn, and share skills. The shed houses a tool library and hosts a weekly repair café, electronic skills workshops, and testing and tagging services.

Activities and Services

Repair cafe

Bring your broken electrical items to the Banga workshop and our volunteers will attempt to repair them with you, while sharing solutions to common electrical problems. Note: More complex items such as televisions, microwaves, computers and mobile phones take too long to assess at repair cafes. Please contact electronics@bower.org.au if you are in doubt about whether your item will be too complicated to look at. When: Wednesdays, 1pm – 4pm; last Saturday of every month, 10 am – 12 pm Cost: donation (suggested $5-$10 per item)

Paid repairs

Bring your broken electrical items and we will repair them for a fee. When: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday Cost: $55 per hour plus replacement parts

Tool Library

Borrow a large variety of garden, carpentry and household appliances. Save space in your home with this cheap alternative to one-off purchases! When: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday Cost: Annual membership fee + $25 bond to cover cost for loss or repair

Rent-a-bench

Rent the space and tools of the electronic workshop to complete personal projects and learn more about electronic repair. Available mid-2019

Electrical Workshops

In our workshops, you will learn how to use the basic tools required to test, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical appliances. This will give you the skills to repair your own electrical items at home and even increase their longevity. Available mid-2019

Test and Tag Service

We will test and tag your electrical items to ensure they are safe to use in commercial, industrial, or home environments. This service includes:
  • Physical inspection
  • Stress testing (durability)
  • Testing electronic components
  • Tagging
  • Electronic log
When: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday Cost: $5 per item (deals for larger numbers). For audio items the fee will be between $10 and $15 depending on the item

Opening hours

9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Location

130 Portman Street ZETLAND, NSW, 2017 Walk Past the children’s playground and the “Buku Eatery” cafe

Find out more

For more information contact electronics@bower.org.au.