CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies – is an award winning, not-for-profit, environment and education centre and urban farm located by the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
Built on a decommissioned municipal tip that was once a landfill and wasteland, today CERES is a thriving, vibrant community.
The BikeShed is a volunteer on-site group at CERES in Melbourne. Our aim is to promote cycling in the local community by teaching people how to fix their own bikes. Membership of the BikeShed is $10 per year, or $5 for students and concession card holders.
BikeShed members can use our tools on-site and get free training from our volunteer mechanics.
If you do not have a bicycle, we will happily help you to fix one of our recycled bicycles.
We have a range of recycled parts available to members at very low prices. If we do not have the parts you need, we will happily direct you to a local bike shop.
You can buy a bike here for no more than $70. All you need to do is come down, choose a used bike and fix it up. Some need a lot of work, some not much at all.
First, I LOVE your blog. It's fabulous in every way. I'm in the process of getting my Holiday Work Visa together to move from San Diego to Melbourne. I've been to Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney last year and have been thinking about Australia ever since. Want to live in a place I've never been, so I decided on Melbourne. Any friendly advice about the move or places to see/live?
Thanks so much! I’m only just starting to load it with photos I took here when I first came here in January and now that I’ve moved here.
I do love it down here, especially my area around Brunswick. I would recommend it as somewhere to live.
I’m impressed you’re moving here! You won’t regret it. Melbourne is great. Being adventurous is a great trait to have :)
When are you moving? I moved here with a suitcase + my laptop and camera. I got a room in a house share and it was furnished already. So happy days!
Also - SD is great. I’ve been twice to visit friends.