When and where are repair sessions held?
What broken items can I bring in?
What electrical faults can be fixed at a repair cafe?
What if I have an electrical appliance but the fault isn’t electrical?
Do I have to RSVP for repair sessions?
Can I donate items to you?
Can you deal with these specific items?
Upholstery?Unfortunately we aren’t able to do upholstery as the volunteers don’t have expertise in that area – our textile repairers can mainly fix clothing and such like.
Sharpen knives?We did knife sharpening as a once-off special session, but we have no plans to run that again. We’ve heard of a guy who does knife sharpening at Subiaco markets
Do you repair shoes?We do. We have glue on hand to reattach soles. However, we can’t replace worn soles as we don’t have the spare parts required or machinery to shape them. If they’re expensive shoes and you need a perfect job, we often refer these jobs to a professional, but if you just need parts glued back together come on down and visit us.
We can do some repairs, for example some involving glueing or modifying metal rings. It’s a matter of bringing it in to have a go with no guarantees our volunteers can fix it. However if it’s an expensive piece, these are best taken to a professional.