International supports through Rotary Tasmania, Rotary Foundation and hands on action to those in need in Fiji, Vanuatu, Nepal, Africa and disaster relief across the globe.
There are six focus areas for the clubs in Australia:
- Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
Rotary youth services
There are many programs we offer in a variety of age categories from year 10 through to year 12, as well as leadership training for those people between 18 to 30 years of age.
Rotary... where people help people and achieve extraordinary things.
For over one hundred years, motivated people around the world have come together as Rotarians to unite the power of one with the power of many to bring about exceptional change in the world. Made up of men and women across all vocations and cultures, Rotary is a non-political, non-religious global organisation focused on improving the wellbeing of local and international communities and bringing about world peace and understanding.
To be a Rotarian is simply to have a desire to do something to help others.
To be a Rotarian is to develop your skills, broaden your networks, grow your understanding and knowledge, enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people and build life-long friendships. With 34,000 Rotarians in 1164 clubs in Australia and 1,210,047 Rotarians in 32,774 clubs overall around the world, that’s a powerful lot of people making a difference.
Community Service focuses on change starting
with our local community. Activities that
our clubs undertake to improve life in their
community include Bowelscan, SecondBite,
Air Rescue, Emergency Medical Information
Booklets, and rebuilding flood and/or fire affected
communities. Community Service also includes
Australian Rotary Health, a registered charitable
organisation that supports health research
projects and research scholarships in Australia.
Youth Service recognises the positive change
implemented by youth and young adults involved
in leadership development activities, community
and international service projects, and exchange
programs that enrich and foster world peace and
cultural understanding. Programs include Rotary
Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotary Youth
Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary Youth
Exchange; the National Youth Science Forum, the
Science and Engineering Challenge, Model United
Nations Assembly, and youth driver awareness.
International Service expands Rotary’s
humanitarian reach around the globe and
promotes world understanding and peace.
Rotary clubs can sponsor projects in another
country, seek international partners to support
projects in their own communities, or Rotarians
can personally volunteer at an international
project site. Projects include polio eradication,
water and sanitation programs, reconstructive
surgery programs (Interplast and ROMAC),
friendship exchanges and disaster relief.
Vocational Service encourages Rotarians
to serve others through their vocations
and to practice high ethical standards.
Visiting local businesses to learn about
industry in our community increases our
knowledge and helps to build our networks.
Projects around learning a trade and awards
for pride in workmanship are just some of
the programs in which Rotarians promote
high ethical conduct in business and professions.
Club Service focuses on strengthening
fellowship and ensuring the effective
functioning of the club.