Welcome- Rotary Tasmania, District 9830, with 47 Clubs and 1450 members, encompasses all of Tasmania, the smallest and most southern of the states of Australia.   Three Rotaract Clubs provide for those in the 18 -30 age group.
Here you will find details of  where Rotary Clubs meet and how to contact our Clubs. Our website illustrates humanitarian and community projects carried out through Rotary Tasmania.  Our  District Governor is  Gerard Blizzard.

Highlights from Rotary Tasmania


Science Engineering Challenge National Final

Congratulations to all involved at UTas Hobart.  Results and more details here.

Professional Development Exchange

Our Professional Development Exchange team leader has been selected – it’s Adrian Wood of Launceston!

Applications are called for Young Professionals up to age  40  for a team to visit India, District  3201, in March next year. Applications close November 13.  Details and application forms here     –  –   –  Download a booklet

Professions that will fit with India (D3201) include: Agriculture, IT, Education, Emergency Services, Forestry, Government, Health, Law, Media, Policing, Tourism,Transportation, Fishing

Partnership with White Ribbon Australia

We proudly launched the Community Partnership between Rotary Tasmania and White Ribbon Australia on 7 October, the first such partnership in Australia – Minister Jacquie Petrusma witnessed the signing of the MOU, signed by District Governor Gerard Blizzard and  Delia Donovan from White Ribbon.



Pictured District Governor Gerard Blizzard and White Ribbon Senior Executive Delia Donovan on the steps of Parliament House Hobart








Spending time abroad as a Rotary Exchange Student is a great opportunity for students to experience a new culture, a new language, to be an ambassador for Rotary and Tasmania and to build lifelong friendships.


The YEP program is an International exchange for young people between the ages of 15 – 18. The exchange is for a 12 month period during which time the student is hosted by 3-4 families.

Download a brochure

More information here 

National information www.ryea.org.au
Ian Shuey at youth.exchange@district9830.org.au
  Tel. 0409 979 947

Read a report from our Taiwan Mandarin  Scholarship Exchange Student (April 2016)

Building Future Leaders

The mission of The Rotary Leadership Institute is to provide an educational opportunity for Rotarians identified as potential leaders by their clubs.

Rotary needs a constant influx of leaders as club officers, since they mostly change every year. It is often difficult at the club level to learn enough about the exciting world of Rotary and it is also important to remember that leadership skills in volunteer organisations are often different from business leadership skills.

The Rotary Leadership Institute, through ‘Building Future Leaders’ can help with both.


  • more about the what/where/who/why of Rotary
  • where they fit in the Rotary world
  • about developing their leadership skills
  • how to develop projects, local and international
  • how to bring about change
  • about being a part of the future of Rotary


If your members care about their Club’s future, they will want the best leaders possible. ‘Building Future Leaders’ is an outstanding opportunity for each club to improve the Rotary knowledge of its key people and to be exposed to new ideas of leadership. The exchange of ideas with other Rotarians alone makes the program
extremely worthwhile.

Module 2:
North/NW – 29th October, 2016 – Rotary Pavilion, Alveston Drive, Deloraine
South – 30th October, 2016 – Harold Gregg Centre, 1 Southerwood Drive, Lower
Sandy Bay

More details here


Fiji Cyclone Winston Appeal

“FIJI DISASTER RELIEF” , RAWCS Project Number 46 2015–16,  has been established as a National project. Donations through RAWCS gives tax deductibility.


The following is a project in Fiji where we are looking for volunteers.  The project is the Ra Maternity Hospital which is located in Raki Raki.

Cyclone Winston caused considerable damage to the hospital. The work to be done is as follows:

Re -Roof Nurses Quarters
Re -Roof walkway between Hospital and Amentities Block
Re – Roof Kitchen Area
Re – Roof Open Shelter

On the hospital, replace spouting and re screw roof area. There will be a range of other jobs to be done once work commences.   It is estimated a crew of 8 people will be required and the job will take two weeks.
Accommodation will be at the hospital and meals will either be provided by the hospital or cooked by the crew cook?  The job needs to be completed before the wet season sets in so ideally the job would commence in September.

I need expressions of interest and indication of skill sets as soon as possible. The project is not quite a definite go at this moment. Contact IP DG  John Dare.


Club and District Activities –  next three events  are  listed

–  Full details and further  Club Events listed here 

Quiz Night - Claremont Rotary

Quiz Night - Claremont Rotary

October 29, 2016, 8:00pm - October 29, 2016, 11:00pm

Football Club Room, Chigwell

Quiz night to fund recent shipment of 147 beds to the Kumudini Hospital, Bangladesh.

Rotary Sunday Community Markets.

Rotary Sunday Community Markets.

October 30, 2016, 11:00am - October 30, 2016, 2:00pm

71 Letitia St, North Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Blossoms in the Valley - Rotary Huon Valley

Blossoms in the Valley - Rotary Huon Valley

October 30, 2016, 11:00pm - October 31, 2016, 2:00am

Franklin, TAS, Australia
Franklin, TAS   Map

Blossoms in the Valley Events goo.gl/RVWmzR
A chance to revisit past Apple Blossom Festivals. A month of activities.
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This is Rotary…

What would it take to change the world?

What would it take to change the world?   We’re working on it. Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.    Rotary Tasmania has  47 Rotary Clubs  including our  newest  Club, Derwent Valley, based at New Norfolk.
Three Rotaract Clubs provide for those in the 18 -30 age group.
Some Rotary Clubs, such as Hobart City Central  and Tamar Sunrise cater specifically for younger professionals. 

Why join Rotary? Some reasons are here.. Interested???? — ,

You can get involved with Rotary Tasmania, District 9830.
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Further information

Rotary Tasmania Clubs support  a wide variety of activities…To highlight some of them …

Projects in Nepal

Rotary Tasmania, District 9830,   recently signed a District Relationship Agreement between our District and District 3292 in Nepal.   A closer relationship has resulted and a number of joint projects between our two Districts are being undertaken. A group of Tasmanian Rotarians are visiting Nepal in February  2016.

‘Gift of Sight’ Eye Project, Nepal

“They came most partially blind, some totally blind; but with hardly an exception they departed with vision restored.”

Eye camp Nepal

We are making a difference

This project is conducted by the Rotary Club of Hetauda in November and February and Rotary Tasmania has welcomed the opportunity to provide funding.  Those Rotarians able to attend a camp will not forget the look of amazement and joy on the face of a blind person able to see again.

Hetauda Support Project, Hetauda, Nepal

nepal drink

How water was delivered prior to our project.

A project to provide fresh drinking water to a secondary school, construct a toilet block for a technical training centre and other community projects to improve health and education of the community of Hetauda, Nepal.

Donate to this project via Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) secure site
More details of our Nepal Projects here


Street Swags

A bag with room for extra belongings, the street swag is designed for those living on the streets. 

It is estimated that there are some 1,020 or more people sleeping rough in swagsTasmania each night.


Donate to this project through RAWCS

More information  Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of South Launceston

PP  Les Grant (M): 0428 312 633  (W) 6331 2633 
Email: lgrantfs@bigpond.net.au

Food Plant Solutions – formerly Learn ♦ Grow Program


Food in the Solomons

Global food shortages are looming as the single greatest threat to mankind!

But there is a simple solution food plants that grow and thrive naturally where they are best adapted.

Food Plant Solutions is a visionary project  of Rotary Tasmania, District 9830, based on the lifetime work of agricultural scientist,

Bruce French, from Tasmania. He has compiled the world’s most comprehensive food plant database.

Read their Current Newsletter

Donate to this project via Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) secure site

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