Sustainable Homes
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Workshops and Events in 2017/18

We run eight free workshops each year to build your skills and inspire you to live more sustainably at home. Save money, time and the planet with innovative ideas from knowledgable experts.

Darebin Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe

If it’s broke, you can fix it at the new Repair Café in Preston!

Bring your broken item – and any replacement parts and manuals – and a knowledgeable local will do their best to fix it (and show you how).

Transition Darebin and the City of Darebin, are starting a Repair Café where you can bring household electrical and mechanical devices, toys, clothing and furniture, etc. to be fixed.

To book visit:

For more info: or Transition Darebin Facebook

Darebin Repair Café is funded by Darebin and Banyule councils’ Sustainable Homes and Communities Program, which aims to engage support the community to adopt more sustainable living actions at home, at work and in the community.

Repair Café
Sunday, 27 May 2018, 10am – 1pm
220 High Street, Preston, Enter via side entrance

Detox Your Home


Detox Your Home - Congratulations!

Congratulations Darebin residents! 3353kg of household chemical products were dropped off and diverted from landfill at the annual ‘Detox Your Home’ day.

The Detox Your Home drop-off day comes to Darebin once a year, for upcoming drop-off dates visit You can recycle other items that cannot go in your kerbside recycling bin, like household paint, batteries and fluorescent lights at Darebin’s Resource Recovery Centre for free. For more info on what you can recycle at the centre, visit or call 9462 3455.

2018 Darebin Community Awards

Do you know an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the Darebin community? Would you like to nominate them for the 2018 Darebin Community Awards?

The five award categories are...

• Citizen of the Year
• Young Citizen of the Year
• Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Leader of the Year
• Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Emerging Young Community Leader of the Year
• Community Group of the Year

Nominations for the awards close on Thursday 31 July, 2018.

For information, nomination forms and guidelines please contact the Civic Events and Engagement Officer on 8470 8551 or visit

Please note that a telephone interpreting service is available 0n 8470 8470.

For more information

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