The St Kilda Repair Cafe is one of the thousand+ repair cafes around the world who are registered with the Repair Cafe Foundation (based in the Netherlands). We started in November 2017 running free monthly repair cafe sessions at the Port Phillip EcoCentre on the second Sunday of each month from 2-5pm.
What happens at a repair cafe?
Volunteer fixers and menders offer their time and skills to help make possible repairs free of charge. People visiting the Repair Cafe bring broken or damaged items from home – toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, bikes, toys, crockery… anything that is broken is welcome. This helps reduce waste, save money and resources, and can help reduce CO2 emissions.
It’s also an excellent educational opportunity to watch and learn as items are repaired.
Above all, the Repair Café wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. By sharing skills and know-how, we help build community as well.
Where are we?
Port Phillip EcoCentre
Temporarily at the Cora Graves Community Centre
38 Blessington St, St Kilda VIC 3183
(Across the road from the original PPEC while it is being rebuilt.)