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Areas of Focus

Rotary's 7 areas of focus encompass promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies, and protecting the environment. These priorities guide Rotary Melbourne's humanitarian efforts, as we foster sustainable development through dedicated projects and partnerships.


Community Projects

Our local community projects address visible and preventable issues in communities in and around the greater Melbourne area, including ending homelessness, keeping famlies safe and making a contribution to health and the needs of the elderly in our community.

Nationally, we strive for large, impactful projects addressing areas of greatest need in the Australian community, particularly Aboriginal people, refugees, and those experiencing socio economic disadvantage.


International Projects

Internationally, we develop and implement large, impactful projects primarily, but not exclusively, on the needs of communities in South East Asia and the South Pacific Islands. We also provide emergency aid in natural disasters. 

Our projects are aligned with one or more of the Seven Areas of Rotary Focus.


Indigenous Projects

Rotary Melbourne has a rich history of caring for and supporting indigenous communities across Australia from Melbourne to Arnhem Land, including health, education and community development.


Environment & Sustainability

Aligining with the Rotary Foundation's newest area of focus, the Environment and Sustainability, Rotary Melbourne is committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation of natural resources, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We aim to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation.


Peace & Conflict Resolution

By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, Rotary Melbourne takes action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. Our Rotary Melbourne Peace Park in Melbourne is a key landmark of peace in the City of Melbourne.


Health & Ageing

The Rotary Club of Melbourne has long held a special focus on community health and supporting ageing. We identify issues in the community where we can can make a contribution and improve people's lives. Our members include specialists and experts in the health field, helping to identify, implement and manage live-changing projects.


5000 Acts of Kindness

To celebrate our historic 5000th Club Meeting on 30th August 2023, Rotary Melbourne launched its 5000 Acts of Kindness project.

At the heart of Rotary is the ideal of service and doing good for one another. We are people of action, and we know that each little act makes a difference. Join us in making that difference, by performing your own Act of Kindness, and encouraging others to do the same.



Each year Rotary Melbourne recognises significant contributions of individuals both vocationally and in service to the Community.