The Bike Shed is an on-site group at CERES in Melbourne promoting cycling in the local community. It is run entirely by volunteers.

Our services are only available to our members: membership of the BikeShed is $10 per year, $5 for students and concession card holders and $13 for a whole family or household.

What do we do

One of our volunteers helping to rebuild a bottom bracket.

We are NOT a bike shop! We teach people how to fix their own bikes, and provide tools for our members to fix their own bikes.

What we do not do

Even though the bike shed cannot offer these services, our volunteers may be able to point you towards either a local bike shop or someone else who can help.

When are we open

Current opening hours:

PUBLIC HOLIDAY NOTE: We generally do not open on public holiday weekends, however this depends on available volunteers. Unless you have been informed otherwise, assume we won't be there on public holiday weekends.

HOT WEATHER NOTE: We will not open the shed if the temperature is forecast to go near or over 38 degress. (The shed is like an oven.)

There are also occasional BikeShed working bees and clean ups on other days of the week, but we cannot sell bikes or help with bike repairs on these days. We only help people with their bikes on Fri, Sat and Sunday when the shed is open.

Please wear appropriate clothing and do not bring your own tools!

The shed is chaotic and dirty place with grease covered items being carried around by very distracted people so your clothes will almost cerrtainly get grease on them. Additionally, sharp, dangerous or heavy items are dropped every day, and they might land on your feet.

Clothing: Please come in suitable old workclothes.

Shoes: You MUST wear closed shoes; people whose feet are exposed will be asked to leave. Steel capped boots are recommended if you have them.

Tools: DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS!! Bringing your own tools to the shed is like taking your pet fish for a swim in the ocean; you will probably never see them again. People quite rightly consider all tools they see at the shed to be sheds tools, including your tools.