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A wonderful year

As 2018 draws to a close, we’d like to thank everyone who visited Repair Cafe Perth this year. During the year, we surpassed our milestone of fully repairing a 500th item – thanks to our volunteer repairers for this wonderful achievement! If you’ve visited us with a broken item and it’s been repaired, we’d love …

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New time and venue for 2019

From January 2019, we will be operating at a new time of 10:00am-12:00pm. The dates remain unchanged: we’ll always be around on the 3rd Saturday of each month. We are also very grateful to Missy Moos for hosting our next session on January 19th. Apart from being community spirited, they make great burgers too! Missy …

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Ingenious Bruce

Two broken umbrellas arrived at our event, both left repaired. Thanks to volunteer Bruce for his problem solving skills and ingenuity!

Susan’s Ship

“I’ve always been drawn to the sea and this old model boat has been with me for more than 30 years. It sits atop an old Officer’s desk that was salvaged off a ship that sank off Fremantle in the 1940s.” – Susan, Repair Cafe Perth visitor. It’s not our possessions that make us happy; …

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December Outcomes

At our December repair cafe, 67 broken items came in for mending, and 45 left fully repaired. That’s one thing fixed every 2.6 minutes on average! We repaired small furniture, lots of clothing, a couple of bikes and an assortment of other household items. Thanks to this team of volunteers!

Common Bike Repairs

Here are the most common bike repairs at Repair Cafe Perth: 1. Tube change 2. Adjusting gear wires 3. Synchronising brake pads 4. Replacing worn parts 5. Chain lubing/wire oiling 6. General tune ups We don’t carry spare parts, but if visitors bring parts with them, we can tackle most jobs. If you’re not sure …

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The sweet sound of music

When Cary met Mary, her treasured music box was restored. Thanks to his patience and skill, it can make music once more! How’s that for Christmas inspiration? Bring in your broken family treasures and we’ll do our best to bring them back to life so you can light up the face of someone you love …

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Need help with Christmas lights?

Dust off those Christmas lights, and if they’re not working, our volunteer repairers could have them twinkling in no time. Please note we can work on electrical faults for anything that is battery operated or has an AC adapter (many fairy lights do), but not anything that plugs into a power point without an adapter.

Christmas is almost here

Can we help you prepare for Christmas? If you want to give someone the ultimate in thoughtful gifts, find something they love that has broken or isn’t quite right and bring it back to life. Maybe it just need a polish, a service or a repair. Watch it light up their face on Christmas Day! Our friendly …

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Repairing Devices

Worldwide, electronic waste is a huge problem: More than 20 million tonnes of e-waste are produced every year. When electronics end up in landfill, toxic substances like lead, mercury, and cadmium leach into the soil and water. We can slow down our consumption of electronics by repairing our devices rather than upgrading them. Our repair cafe has a station …

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