Spotlight on: Port Fairy Repair Café

Port Fairy is the latest community in our region to join the Repair Café revolution.

Launching in February, the Port Fairy Repair Café is a free monthly event run by volunteers. Visitors bring their broken items from home and, together with a volunteer ‘fixers’, they learn about how to fix it and start making repairs.

Founding member Natasha Mills said that whilst Covid had been a challenge, there was plenty of interest in the Port Fairy Repair Café.

The items that can be brought to re Repair Cafe are bikes, clothing, electrical goods, shoes, garden tools, furniture, jewellery, knives that need sharpening plus much more.

“Our first event in February was really well attended. Due to Covid we unfortunately had to cancel some events and we now have a booking system to ensure events are Covid-safe”.

“The most recent event in November was really busy with lots of bookings. There was a really great vibe to it.”

“We are really excited to get stuck into next year and plan to return to monthly events.”

The Port Fairy Repair Café opens on the third weekend of each month at the Port Fairy community house (excluding January and December).

There are also Repair Cafes located at Highton, Anglesea and Ocean Grove.