Repair Cafe

Next date: Saturday, 20 April 2024 | 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Repair Cafe Launceston
The Launceston Repair Cafe is a monthly free, open community event aiming to divert items from landfill, pass on valuable repairing knowledge and connect community.

Toss it away? No way!

Do you have a broken, torn or busted household item? Bring it along to the Launceston Repair Cafe and learn how to fix it with the help of some expert repairers. 

Item repairs include electronics, clothing, furniture, bikes, knife sharpening and other general repairs, depending on repairer availability.

To register your item for the next Repair Cafe, visit here.

Note that Repair Cafes are NOT a drop off service – you must be willing to assist with the repair of your item.

When:

The third Saturday of every month, 1pm-4pm

Bring in items before 3pm to ensure repairers have time to look at them (or earlier of busy!)

Where:

Pilgrim Church Hall, 34 Paterson St Launceston 

What:

A team of wonderful volunteer repairers (including certified electricians) will be onsite to assist in the repair of the following items:

  • Basic textile repairs and mending (e.g hemming, repairing holes and basic tears, etc)*
  • Basic hiking, camping and biking equipment repairs (e.g. tents, gators and packs)
  • Small electronics (e.g vacuums, toasters, kettles, small kitchen appliances, power tools, speakers and radios)
  • Bike repairs (e.g swapping over parts**, gear indexing, brake alignment and replacing bike tubes**)
  • Basic furniture repairs 
  • Knife and tool sharpening
  • Other small item general repairs

* for more extensive clothing repairs, please visit the ReDress Hub's RePair Cafe, which occurs on the first Saturday of each month. 

** please note, specialist parts will not be supplied by the Repair Cafe and must be brought with the item (e.g. bike tube, bike tire, cables, etc).

Register here >

What is a Repair Cafe?

A Repair Cafe is a regular free face-to-face meeting of skilled volunteers and local residents to fix broken household items. Visitors bring broken items from home and learn how to fix them with the help of repairers. Some items may be fixed during a single event, others may take multiple visits or a referral to a local speciality repair shop. Repair Cafes also offer a great opportunity to connect with your local community with a cup of tea and a chat!

Starting in Amsterdam in 2009, there are now over 2,500 Repair Cafes around the world. Each Repair Cafe plays an important role in the local circular economy and collectively prevent over 350,000kg of waste going to landfill each year. For more information visit www.repaircafe.org.

 

If you have any other questions or comments regarding the Launceston Repair Cafe, please contact us at repaircafe@launceston.tas.gov.au.

 

Supported by City of Launceston

When

  • Saturday, 20 April 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 18 May 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 15 June 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 20 July 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 17 August 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 September 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 19 October 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 16 November 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 December 2024 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 18 January 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 15 February 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 15 March 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 19 April 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 17 May 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 June 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 19 July 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 16 August 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 20 September 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 18 October 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 15 November 2025 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location

Pilgrim Church Hall, 34 Paterson St Launceston, Launceston, 7250, View Map

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