Do you have an overly loved personal item in need of repair? Threads that need patching up? A bike that needs fixing? A clock that’s stopped ticking? A stool on its last leg?

Toss it? No way!

Bring them to UQ’s Repair Café and they will be fixed for free by our apprentice fixers under the expert guidance of UQ Innovate staff.

UQ’s Repair Café aims to fix items that would otherwise go to landfill, and teach students and staff skills to repair their own broken items, all while enjoying a cuppa and chat.

The Repair Café is a partnership between Engineers Without Borders UQ, UQ Innovate and the Sustainability Office.

To get involved, join the Engineers Without Borders' Repair Cafe Facebook Group.

Our next UQ Repair Café event: 

When: Friday 24th March 10-12pm

Where: UQ Innovate, Mansergh Shaw Building (45)

Repairs undertaken: 

  • Sewing repairs such as clothes, household furnishings, bags and even simple upholstery jobs
  • Woodwork repairs such as broken furniture or handheld wooden items
  • Mechanical and bicycle repairs
  • Jewellery repairs
  • To be sure we can fix your item we require people to register before turning up.

Please register your repair here.



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