Repair Cafe

… where you can bring along your things that need fixing or mending.
Our volunteer fixers and menders are at the Port Phillip EcoCentre on the 2nd Sunday of each month (except January) from 2-5pm (no new items started after 4:30pm).

Preview before you bring it in

You can email the repair cafe ( with an explanation of the fault including pictures where appropriate, and we’ll give you an idea of whether it’s worth bringing in the item to one of our repair cafe sessions.

Want to get involved?

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:

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.)

Computers, laptops and phones wanted

Bring your unwanted phones,  laptops and computers to the St. Kilda Repair Cafe and our IT experts will wipe all the data to ensure your personal information is safe and then we will donate them to Refugees and Asylum Seekers via Deakin University’s Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE) program.


  • Ensure it’s working – we don’t repair phones or computers
  • Please bring power cables/chargers
  • If it’s an iPhone we’ll need your password to reset to factory settings.

For further details contact: 

Progress to date - as at May 2024

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 2 tonnes of items from landfill!


Watch for our Repair Cafe dates in 2024

Second Sunday of every month except January:  

  • Sunday 9 June
  • Sunday 14 July
  • Sunday 11 August
  • Sunday 8 September
  • Sunday 13 October
  • Sunday 10 November
  • Sunday 8 December


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