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.

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Highlights from Rotary Tasmania

Save a Life
Every year in Australia there are an estimated 54,000 Australians who suffer a heart attack.  Rotary Club of Burnie have an answer that can help reduce this loss of life.  They are selling a keyring capsule that contains a single dispersible 300mg aspirin tablet.  More information here.

Youth Programs

Click here for our new information booklet.


2016 Council of Legislation.

Details of how you can update your Club bylaws and constitution is now available here.

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




Rotary Youth Exchange

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.

“An exchange is when a stranger becomes family, foreigners become friends, a second language becomes like your first, and a year suddenly becomes a day”

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 
Contact Ian Shuey at youthexchange@rotary9830.org.au
  Tel. 0409 979 947
National information 

Creating My Career (CMC)


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After an extremely successful pilot program in 2016, at the University of Tasmania, Newnham campus Creating My Career pilot is expanding state-wide in 2017   CMC is for any year 8 -9 student who wants to learn more about a potential career and for businesses to  share there skills with interested, engaged students.

For information on how your Rotary Club can be involved in Creating My Career please contact Brett Williams: b.r.williams@utas.edu.au



Club and District Activities –  next three events  are  listed

–  Full details and further  Club Events listed here 

Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk

Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk

May 28, 2017, 9:00am - May 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Kingborough Sports Centre
10 Kingston View Drive
Kingston, TAS  7050 Map

The Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk is a 5km timed event which is great for people of all ages and abilities.
It starts from the Kingborough Sports Centre and finishes at Kingston Beach, in Tasmania. There will be some tremendous spot prizes on the day, including a Gift Voucher from Bruny Island Cruises. Special under 16 spot prizes including two bikes, Pool Party at Kingston Pool.
All participants receive a Certificate. Fruit, drink and a sausage sizzle will also be available at the finish. A shuttle bus is available to return participants to the start after the event finishes.
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5 interested  ·  5 going
Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration DInner in Melbourne

Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration DInner in Melbourne

May 31, 2017, 6:00pm - May 31, 2017, 9:00pm

Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria

Book your table now to celebrate 100 years of doing good in the world. Contact Dennis Shore 0412 332 226 or Philip Archer 0448 999 555.

1 interested
Rotary Tasmania - Youth Services Forum

Rotary Tasmania - Youth Services Forum

June 3, 2017, 9:45am - June 3, 2017, 2:15pm

Longford Rsl Club
Longford, TAS  7301 Map

Question- Who should come?
Answer – Any Rotarian with an interest in our youth activities & programs

Agenda Items will include:
1. Activity level and relevance of the Youth Service programs
2. Succession planning of Youth programs’ committees -
3. The Club: school alignment strategy
4. District digital promotional brochure
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4 interested  ·  1 going
Maritime Museum Tour

Maritime Museum Tour

June 6, 2017, 6:00pm - June 6, 2017, 9:00pm

Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Cnr Davey & Argyle Sts
Hobart, TAS  7000 Map

Tour of the Museum followed by counter meal at the Hope and Anchor
RSVP 30 May, kathy@totalinstrumentcontrols.com
0418 123 779

1 going
2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (Official Event Page)

2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (Official Event Page)

June 10, 2017, 9:00am - June 15, 2017, 9:00am

Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA   Map

Join thousands of Rotary and Rotaract members, alumni, friends and partners in Atlanta on June 10 – June 14 for the 2017 Rotary Convention. Attending the annual convention is a great way to meet some of the most inspiring people in the world, strengthen your club and passion for Rotary, celebrate The Rotary Foundation Centennial, and explore the American South.... See moreSee Less

5203 interested  ·  4746 going


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.
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. 


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Further information

Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG) projects.

Dick Smith has made a $1,000,000 donation to Rotary which will be distributed to disadvantaged Australians identified by local Rotary clubs or Rotary districts as being worthy of financial assistance.

RACG is being managed by the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) and their RABS criteria for project registration is that the project provides direct relief to people in need. If the intended recipients are disadvantaged, the relief should target that disadvantage. The concept of disadvantage is unlimited and could arise from sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability, destitution, helplessness or poverty, any aspect of the negative side of the human condition.
Funds can only be directed to people in need or benefits can only be directed to a section of a community rather than the community as a whole. A project should arouse compassion within the community.

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

 Gamma Probe for  North-West Hospitals

Rotary has strengthened cancer diagnostic services on the North-West Coast of Tasmania  by donating a gamma probe which will enable cancer specialists to determine if a cancer has spread to the draining lymph node.


Dr James Roberts-Thompson (left) and PDG John Dare with the gamma probe.

This can enable patients to survive longer.

Gamma probes don’t come cheaply, at around $58,000. RC Devonport North kicked off the fundraising and they were supported by RC’s Smithton, Somerset, Ulverstone, Devonport and Devonport South East.
To cover the gap in funding to secure the gamma probe, an application was made to The Rotary Foundation for a Global Grant. Most successful Global Grant applications by Australian Rotary clubs have been for overseas projects, so this one is different in benefiting Australians.

Rotary District 9980 in the South Island of New Zealand were large financial contributors to the grant.



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. Another group of Tasmanian Rotarians are visiting Nepal in February  201.7

‘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

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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


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 who 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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Update April  2017