About Us

 

Who we are

Whilst the Rotary Club of Melbourne is proud to be the Number One Rotary Club in Australia (established in April 1921, we were the first and we are still the largest)  we are prouder still of our networks and partnerships that enable us to do so much to help build a better world.

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What is Rotary?

Rotary is an international organisation creating opportunities for professionals and those in business to use their vocational skills in assisting their communities the world over. Rotarians contribute time and expertise to make a difference – helping those who need it and encouraging youth to reach their potential.

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Office Bearers

Learn more about this year's Rotary Melbourne Office Bearers.

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Volunteer with Us

It feels good to do good.

Rotary Melbourne has a number of volunteering opportunities where we make a difference. We'd love for you to be involved.

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Awards

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

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Community Foundation

Rotary Melbourne's own Community Foundation accepts tax-deductivable donations and the income from this provides the funds that enable our club to fund a wide variety of projects helping disadvantaged people and communities.

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Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

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Major Events

Our signature annual events include our Angus Mitchell Oration, Thomas Baker Oration, and Environment & Sustainability Luncheon.

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Rotary Melbourne Peace Park

The Rotary Melbourne Peace Park. next to the Royal Botanic Gardens was first established in 1935 in conjunction with the City of Melbourne when the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris planted the first tree in his only visit to Australia.

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Osaka Rotary Partnership

The Rotary Clubs of Melbourne, Australia and Osaka, Japan have been sister clubs since 1978. Together we continue to work on a variety of projects to make a difference in the world, as well as friendship and young leader exchanges.

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Latest News

All the latest News from Rotary Melbourne, including projects and events.

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Celebrating 100 years

In 2021, the Rotary Club of Melbourne celebrated 100 years of service to the community.

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Our Past Presidents

Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Melbourne since 1921

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