Community Toolbox Canberra

Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Hosted by Group avatarCommunity Toolbox Canberra – Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Our Repair Cafes are on the last Saturday of each month, from 2pm to 5pm.

Last minute changes will be posted on the Facebook event at:

The following repairers will be available.

  • General ‘tinkering’
  • Small electrical diagnostics and repairs
  • Tool repairs
  • Bicycle repairs
  • Knife sharpening
  • Jewellery repairs
  • Soft toy repairs
  • Petrol powered tools
  • Textile repairs
  • Clothing repairs
  • Darning
  • Sewing machine threading and tension adjustment (bring your manual if possible)

Bring along your broken and not working items for our volunteer repairers.


Get directions on Google Maps

76 Federal Highway, Watson ACT, Australia

About the group

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Community Toolbox Canberra – Repair Cafe

Community Toolbox Canberra is committed to increasing the intensity of use of the Earth’s resources. Repairing items, where possible, is another way to do this and to divert them from landfill.

Repair cafés are a place to bring your broken and not-working items to be fixed by volunteer repairers with the aim of keeping more things out of landfill, reducing consumption and lowering the pressure on the Earth’s resources. It also saves you money. Repairers offer their skills for free so you only need to pay for any significant parts that might be required.

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Café operates on the last Saturday of each month between 2pm and 5pm (except January and December).

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.