Adelaide Community Bike Workshop

Helping Adelaide’s cyclists keep riding.

We are a not for profit, community organization,  registered charity, run by volunteeers.    Open to the public, everyone welcome.

  • Information and/or help to fix your own bicycle
  • Second hand bikes for sale
  • Tool loan
  • Cost = parts +  donation to workshop funds
  • pre-loved bike parts available
  • Volunteers welcome.
  • We accept donations of  bikes & parts
Donald and Dale on day of The Joinery Launch

Don & Dale, day of The Joinery Launch

Address – The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide
(The Old Bus Station – where BikeSA was)
Entrance – off Franklin Street, west side of Old Bus Station – look for the cyclone wire fence, sign “The Joinery”, entrance gate.


Entry off Franklin Street

The front gate of our new home

The front gate


If I donate a bike to the workshop … what happens to the bike?

  • The workshop is run by a charity (Bikes for Refugees SA Inc). Welfare agencies refer clients  to us, and we give a free bike to use for transport or recreation.
  • Mostly, we help refugee families in  Adelaide. We also help other people in hardship e.g  low income.

The numbers below show what happens, to bikes donated to us

  • most bikes   (70%) …  repaired and serviced, then given free to people in need.
  • 10% of bikes .. used for parts to fix up other bikes.
  • remaining 20% ..  not needed for above, so can be sold to raise money.

This is what we do with the money

  • About half  is needed to run the workshop and buy bike parts and bike tools.
  • What’s left , we give to charities that help refugees e.g Red Cross, UNHCR, Australian Refugee Association.

In 2016-7, we  received 1400 donated bikes.


Current Opening hours (from Winter 2017)

  • Saturday 9 am to 3 pm (including Long Weekends)
  • Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm (except Public Holidays)
  • Sunday, Monday closed
  • Public holidays closed



Tim working on a frame

Bruce, Don and the tandem

Bruce, Don and the tandem

Our undercover work area

Our undercover work area

More information

  • Check our Facebook page
  • sms Mike Brisco 0435 02 16 81.
  • email


  • Bikes for Refugees information & forms; technical information. – here

The workshop is operated by Bikes for Refugees SA Inc, a  charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. We  recycle  bikes, to hand on free of charge, to Adelaide people in need.  ABN 20 663 461 735, Fund-raising licence CCP2132.


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