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 2019

We started in November 2017 and in the 15 repair cafes we’ve had so far our wonderful volunteer fixers have fixed 192 items, with another 67 needing some extra parts. That’s a total of 523 kg of ‘stuff’ saved from landfill, not to mention many happy people (see the photos elsewhere on this website).

If you’re interested in helping keep the St Kilda Repair Cafe up and running, please contact John Hillel:

– by phone 9807 9653

– by email

– 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 except January, from 2-5 pm.

Our dates for the rest of 2019:

Sunday 14th April

Sunday 12th May

Sunday 9th June

Sunday 14th July

Sunday 11th August

Sunday 8th September

Sunday 13th October

Sunday 10th November

Sunday 8th 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.