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Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe
Business Name: Repair Cafe
Business Description:

Repair Cafés are free meeting places that focus on repairing things. Visitors bring their broken items from home and together with specialists such as bike mechanics, woodworkers and fabric repairers, they begin fixing. It’s an ongoing learning process with wonderful environmental and social benefits.

There are over 1000 Repair Cafés around the world but only a small number in Australia. The Albury-Wodonga Repair Cafe is Australia’s third and by far its biggest. At each session we have almost 20 people helping out, including about a dozen volunteer repairers. We boast an 80% success rate with our repairs and will have a go at fixing the following:

  • Furniture/woodwork
  • Battery-operated appliances
  • Clothing/textiles
  • Bicycles

We’ll even sharpen your small garden tools e.g. secateurs, shears. And, if you have a broken guitar, please get in touch and we’ll put you on our waiting list for occasions when we have a guitar repairer on site to help out.

10.00am-1.00pm on the first Saturday of the month at the Sustainable Activity Centre (former Tourist Information Centre), Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga.

Our working group meets every three to four weeks, usually 11.00am on a Friday morning.

For more information about this world-wide initiative see: http://repaircafe.org

Business Website Address: https://www.facebook.com/repaircafeaw/