St Kilda Repair Cafe

Repairing goods, sharing skills & knowledge, reducing landfill & household spend, while celebrating community

Become a volunteer fixer/mender  


Progress to date – as at March 2020

Since November 2017:

No. of items fixed No. “almost fixed” (need parts) Saved from landfill
422 114 1095 kg

On average, our fixers and menders have fixed or ‘almost fixed’ two out of every three items brought in and saved over a tonne of items from landfill!

If you’re interested in helping keep the St Kilda Repair Cafe up and running, or if you have any other questions about it, please contact John Hillel:

– by phone 9807 9653

– by email  stkilda.repaircafe@gmail.com

– or fill in the form on our Get involved page.

Please note: 

All our fixers are VOLUNTEERS, and there is no charge made for the fixes they do. However any donations people would like to make are welcomed to help us cover our costs (website, glues & other materials used from time to time.)

Where we are

When do our Repair Cafes happen?

Our Repair Cafes are held on the second Sunday of every month from March to December, 2-5 pm.

This year’s dates:

Due to the COVID-19 group-gathering restrictions we have moved the Repair cafe online. This will be a trial to see how a new method of virtual instructions between a skilled volunteer and a community member will flow, where the community member becomes the repairer!

This unique session will be held on Sunday 14th June 2-5pm (Last repairs start at 4.30pm)

To join this event you will need to REGISTER – follow this link for details.

Sunday 12th July

Sunday 16th August

Sunday 13th September

Sunday 11th October

Sunday 8th November

Sunday 13th December

(No new items for fixing accepted after 4:30pm. We tend to get a ‘rush’ at 2pm, so a good tip is to turn up around 3:30pm when things tend to quieten down a bit.)

Please note: Parking in the area can be challenging. Allow plenty of time, and if you have large items needing fixing, you can park for a few minutes in the PPEC driveway (on Herbert St), drop off your item, and then go looking for a parking spot.