Repair Cafe to open at Adelaide Sustainability Centre

We’re delighted to report that the Adelaide Sustainability Centre on our ground floor has received funding from Fund My Neighbourhood to run a bimonthly repair cafe, starting March 2018. Thank you to all who voted for the project!


The Adelaide City Repair Cafe will share knowledge and skills on repairing items and aims to reduce non-recyclable waste.

It will be a place where neighbours can meet and repair items such as furniture, clothing, jewellery, and electrical items, with support from specialist volunteers, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Volunteer repair experts will take the time to explain the repair process to every participant, helping them to learn new skills and understand the benefits of repairing and reusing.

The ASC is now recruiting volunteer fixers, and a range of vollies to take part in this exciting project.

  • If you love to tinker, can help with repairs and could bring your toolbox.
  • If you could help with registration, photographing, coordination or promotion…

Please email the organisers here. Be sure to include the subject ‘REPAIR CAFE VOLUNTEER’ and, to help us plan, include details on what you can repair or how you would like to help.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre can also be reached by phone on (08) 7123 2166.

Pictured (L-R): Amandine Johnson, community volunteer; Lynda Curtis, nominator of the project, community volunteer and city resident; Diane Salvi, Adelaide Sustainability Centre Coordinator; Premier Jay Weatherill; Craig Wilkins, ConservationSA Chief Executive; Sue Gilbey, Community Advisory Group member for Adelaide Sustainability Centre.

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