About the Park Peace Bells Rotary & Peace Commemorations Self-Guided Walking Tour

In 1934, at the request of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, the City of Melbourne Council made available a small area in the King’s Domain for a Rotary Park of Remembrance, where trees could be planted or ‘dedicated’ to honour distinguished Rotarians or mark significant Rotary occasions. The founder of Rotary, Paul Harris planted the first tree in his only visit to Australia. Over 50 prominent Rotarians, many World Presidents of Rotary, are recognised there.

In 2023 its name is officially changed to Rotary Melbourne Peace Park and the club will now host an annual event at the park on the International Day of Peace.

Rotary Melbourne is creating a public installation of four Peace Bells in Rotary Melbourne Peace Park to be officially opened during the Rotary International Convention in May 2023. This initiative is supported by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp, Rotary International President Jennifer Jones, District 9800 Governor Amanda Wendt, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Bells are selected as the legacy project for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, making it the first ever legacy project of a convention.

Peace Bells

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Our fundraising target is $120,000 and current contributors include Rotary Melbourne, Rotary International, Rotary District 9800, Victorian Rotary Districts and Victorian Rotary Clubs.

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Where is Rotary Melbourne Peace Park?

Rotary Melbourne Peace Park is located in the south-east corner of the Domain, bounded by Birdwood Ave, Domain Rd, Anderson St and the Royal Botanic Gardens.