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 (usually!) held on the second Sunday of every month from March to December, 2-5 pm. Covid-19 restrictions have affected this (like so much else) in 2020, but WATCH THIS SPACE for 2021!

Meanwhile …

Special upcoming event

While this is not actually a repair event, it is still designed to save stuff from landfill. We call it a:

Reverse Garage Sale

We will be collecting a number of items you no longer need for reuse/repurposing/recycling.

What: You can download a a list of what we are collecting*

When:  This Sunday 15th November, 10am-2pm

Where: 37 Margaret St, Carnegie

Please note that in line with COVID-19 restrictions, all participants will be expected to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

*See this website for information about where you can take these and other items any time for reuse/repurposing/recycling.

This year’s Repair Cafe dates:

With current restrictions, our (regular) Repair Cafe is on hold until further notice.

Future hoped-for dates:

Watch this space for our dates in 2021!