Marsh Lender – DNH Mini Thingery

We aspire to be a self-sufficient community run enterprise supported by strong leadership and community partnership to encourage a circular economy.

Our Mini-Thingery, The Marsh Lender, is a library with a small number of big items available to borrow for a minimal membership cost.

Become a Member Today

Step 1 – Read our frequently asked questions first.

Step 2 – Complete the join form at this link making sure you complete all the required details and read and agree to the attached agreements.

Step 3 – Pay the membership fee at DNH when we are next open. Remember to bring some ID so we can verify you and activate your account. Once your ID is verified you can reserve tools online.

The Marsh Lender – Mini-Thingery is a community-run, membership funded  component of The Marsh Mender Hub at Darley Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre.

Our goal is to promote circular economy and the sharing of resources within the community. Whether you are into DIY, gardening and repair projects we  providing tools, resources, and a forum for the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

In order to make a reservation or borrow tools, you need an annual membership. There’s no cost for individual tool borrowing once you’re a member.

Annual Membership $40

Extra household member $10

(only people listed on the membership can use the items borrowed. Please read the full terms and conditions here)

Browse our ever growing list of items here

Book your item and select to pick up 

Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-2pm

At our monthly Marsh Mender Repair Cafe – see here for 2024 dates


Sign up as a New Member or Login to Your Account


Questions? Give us a call at 53674390 during our opening hours, or send us an email anytime.

DNH loves volunteers. Want to help? We’d love to have you on board. Come in and have a chat about how you can get involved.


May SAT 25

June SUN 23

July SAT 27

August SUN 18

September SAT 21

October SUN 27

November SAT 23

10am – 12noon

Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre: 33 Jonathan Drive

Selection of volunteer menders: Sewing, Household Items, Bike punctures

Visitors need to supply parts, if required
While we can’t repair everything, we can always give advice.
Cost: volunteers compete the repairs for free, however donations are appreciated to cover our costs.


Precycle Pantry is a zero-waste grocery shop on wheels. We help people stock up their household essentials without the unnecessary waste by booking Pablo our Van to visit their homes or communities and using their own empty containers and bottles to fill up. Follow Precycle Pantry here


A Repair Café brings together local volunteer ‘menders’ to repair items that might otherwise be prematurely discarded into landfill.

If you are keen to volunteer as a mender or helper JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP at

or email

Love the Marsh, Hate waste?
You might be a Marsh Mender!


MEND – volunteer your skills to repair items

DEFEND – support and sponsor the project

ATTEND – come along to our monthly Marsh Mender sessions and our workshops

or drop off collection items Mon-Fri 9-3


Join our Marsh Mender Facebook group to learn more

phone 53674390 email