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Darebin Repair Cafe is a fully volunteer run three-hour event that runs every 2 months at a location in Darebin. It is a part of the International Repair Cafe Foundation.

Fixers are volunteers who have a skill they share, e.g. sewing, craft, jewellery repairs, gluing, and electrical work in household appliances.

You will need to book a repair spot, due to high demand, and registration opens a few weeks prior to each event.

On the day, items are weighed and documented to measure what is saved from landfill. The fixer sits with you and helps you troubleshoot and fix your your item together.

Since they started in May 2018, they have run 18 repair cafes and given new life to over 1.5 tonnes of items which would otherwise have gone to landfill.

They welcome anyone who has time and skills to offer to help run this worthwhile and very fulfilling event. Get in touch at

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