Hughes Community Centre

Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Hosted by Group avatarHughes Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

We will have volunteer repairers available for textiles, clothes, woollens, jewellery and electrical items.

This event is volunteer-run and self-sufficient, so if you have tools or materials you can use for your own repairs or share with others, do bring them along.

Tea and coffee available. Free entry, small donations encouraged. We buy glue and other consumables with any donations from guests.

Location

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2 Wisdom Place, Hughes ACT, Australia

About the group

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Hughes Repair Cafe

We will have electricians, handy people and our talented needleworkers (sewers) available to repair all your goods and assist you to learn a new skill or two. 

This event is volunteer-run and self-sufficient, so if you have tools or materials you can use for your own repairs or share with others, do bring them along.

Tea and coffee available. Free entry, small donations encouraged.

We use donations from guests to buy glue and other consumables for the repairers.

** This cafe was previously known as the Canberra Repair Cafe and run at the Canberra Environment Centre. It moved to Hughes in 2023 and supported by the SEE-Change Woden group since 2024. **

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • 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.

DON’T

  • 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.