Restore its worth and save the earth

Do you have broken items sitting around your house, that with a simple repair would be given a new lease of life? Bring them along to our Repair Café and find out how you can get involved.

What is the healthAbility Repair Café?

Each year, tons of household items end up in landfill simply because they are broken. Repair Cafés try to fix broken items so they can continue to be used for years to come. 

The International Repair Café movement started in the Netherlands in 2009. Today there are Repair Cafés all over the world!

At the healthAbility Repair Café, our skilled repairers will try to repair your broken item and where possible show you how these types of repairs are done, so you can learn new skills and share this knowledge with others. While you're there, you can enjoy a cuppa and chat with others in a relaxed, social environment.  

Donate to the healthAbility Repair Cafe Whitehorse. 


    Where: Strathdon House Orchard Precinct, 449-465 Springvale Road, Forest Hill VIC
    The second Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm (excluding January)

    Important: Please check our healthAbility Repair Café Facebook group before each session for updates and information, including which repairers are rostered for the next Café (i.e. bike repairers, clock cleaners), and notification of changes or cancellations due to extreme weather etc. 

    Photo consent

    Please be aware that our staff may be taking photos at Repair Café sessions for publication online, including our website and social media. When you attend the Repair Café, please let staff know at the sign-in desk if you do not wish to be in any photos. 


    Stewart Blair, Manager Repair Café

    Delivered in partnership with Whitehorse City Council and supported by the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central. 

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