Calling all fixers and menders!

Interested in helping us get the St Kilda Repair Cafe up and running? Join us at our initial information session on
Sunday 8th October from 2-4 pm at the:

Port Phillip EcoCentre
55A Blessington St
St Kilda 3183

Repair Cafe returning on Sunday 14th November!

Bring along your things that need fixing or mending. Our volunteer fixers and menders will be there from 2-5pm.

Covid-Safe Policy for the St. Kilda Repair Cafe

IMPORTANT, please note the following:

  • All volunteer fixers will be fully vaccinated.

  • All visitors will need to sign in using the QR code and show the receptionist proof of vaccination to be able to access our assistance. 

If you have genuine medical reasons for not being vaccinated, please contact the co-ordinator, John Hillel directly via or 03 98079653.

If your repair has to be carried out indoors you will need to wear a mask at all times. Our indoor volunteer fixers will be masked.

Please do not come to our session if you have chosen not to be vaccinated. We trust you understand that we have an obligation to keep our visitors and our volunteers safe.

Progress to date - as at July 2021

Since November 2017:

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:

  • phone: 9807 9653
  • email:
  • 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.)

    This year’s Repair Cafe dates:

    Sunday 14th November (Restrictions permitting)

    Sunday 12th December


    Follow this link for information about where you can take items for reuse/repurposing/recycling.