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 November 2019

Since November 2017:

No. of items fixed No. “almost fixed” (need parts) Saved from landfill
344 98 945 kg

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

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 from March to December, 2-5 pm.

Last one for 2019:

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.)

There will be no Repair Cafe in January or February. Starting up again on 8th March, then continuing on the second Sunday of each month. 

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.