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Repair Cafe Arundel

June 13 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This event is part of Gold Coast Green Week 2021. A curated 10 day calendar of environmental events.

Location: Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise project shed, next to the Parkwood Arundel Community Centre which is turn is through the gates and up the road behind Arundel State School.

Register your interest here: https://www.facebook.com/events/211017860514060/

Repair Café is an event that brings together volunteers skilled in repair and mending to fix household items that are brought in by members of the community. The skilled repairer works with the owner of the goods to help them fix their item, whilst sharing skills and knowledge in the art of repair – often over a cup of tea or coffee.

Items repaired are varied however usually include; clothing and textiles, electronics, toys, bicycles, fashion/costume jewellery, tools, kitchen gadgets and virtually any household item that can be carried in. The type of repairs offered depends on the volunteers we have on the day and details will be posted closer to the event date. A voluntary donation is greatly appreciated to help cover event costs.

There are over 2000 Repair Cafes around the world and this number is actively growing as people embrace a more sustainable way of living, aim to keep their gear in use for longer and out of landfill and enjoy the chance to make new friends and build connections in their community.

There is no cost for the repair work, however spare parts are the owner’s responsibility. If you know your item requires a replacement part please bring it with you or we are happy to offer advice and you can return at a later time.

A big thank you to our event supporter Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise for your generous support and the use of your project shed as our venue. Also a huge thank you to their co-tenant, Rotaract Club of Gold Coast Makers for your support of the event.

We throw away vast amounts of stuff, even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Repair Café changes all that, but most of all, Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be and how easy it often is.

So come and join us, bring in your busted item and together we will have a go at repair. If you don’t have anything needing repair you are very welcome to drop in and see what we do.

Volunteer with us.
Would you like to join in the fun and volunteer at one of our Repair Café events? Please get in touch as we welcome fixers and menders with a wide variety of skills and expertise, as well as non-repairers to help host the day and keep the event running smoothly. Message us on Facebook, email us hello@toollibrary.org.au or phone David on M: 0404 833 741

House Rules
The work carried out in the Repair Café is performed free of charge on a voluntary basis by the repair experts at hand.
Your item must be small enough to carry through the doors.
We are not a drop off service. We are here to help visitors repair your item together with advice and lots of help from the volunteer repairer.
Clothing repairs are most welcome however we do not offer an alterations service. There are many businesses who can assist you in this area.
We cannot offer specialised repairs to items like sewing machines, or those requiring specialised diagnostic equipment. The repair of modern smart phones etc we leave to the repair services as they are licensed to work under warranty and they have the proprietary tools required. ( this is a big point of the ‘Right to Repair’ movement.)

To cut down on unnecessary waiting times during busy periods, a maximum of ONE broken item at a time per person to allow everyone the opportunity to participate. If you have more than one item you may re-join the queue after your first item has been attended to.

The fact that the repairs are being performed by unpaid volunteers reflects the allocation of risks and limitation of liability: neither the organisers of the Repair Café nor the repair experts are liable for any loss that may result from advice or instructions concerning repairs, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss or for any other kind of loss resulting from work performed in the Repair Café. This includes the loss of any data stored on an electronic device.

The limitations set forth in these house rules shall not apply to claims declared justified on the basis of liability arising by virtue of applicable consumer protection legislation which cannot be lawfully superseded.
Visitors offering broken items for repair do so at their own risk.
Experts making repairs offer no guarantee for the repairs carried out with their help and are not liable if objects that are repaired in the Repair Café turn out not to work properly at home.
Repair experts are entitled to refuse to repair certain objects.
Repair experts are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the tidy removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
A voluntary donation to help cover the event costs is greatly appreciated and will earn you good karma with the repair gods 🙂


June 13
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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