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.

Conference Registration here   Programme now available

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District Conference 2017 – Smithton   31 March – 2 April 2017

Have you registered yet….Registration Page

3 Day FULL Conference $225  3 Day Conference (NO Sat Night Dinner) $160

Moe information

Download a programme  (pdf)  Version 8 March 2017

Youth Programs

Click here for our new information booklet.    Applications are now available for the following programs—

RYPEN- South  
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) for the South of the state will be held over the weekend 7-9  April 2017, at The Lea Scout Centre south of Hobart. It is aimed at developing leadership potential  in year 10 students,.  More details here

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – RYLA 2017 will be held at Camp Clayton, Turners Beach, starting on Sunday 7th May through to Saturday 13th May.   Details here

ModelUNited Nations Assembly, Deloraine
Details here


Vocational Exchange

In Tasmania we offer a  New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) program for students or young professionals  aged between 18 and 30 –  this year it has an agriculture theme.

  • We are calling for applicants to visit Brazil   from 8th May – 9th June 2017  a five week Exchange which will include a visit to a Agricultural Fair in Brasila (close to Unai).  Applications will be accepted until  March 24.

    More Information and application form 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.


Attention all single or married couples:

  • Have your children flown the coop and do you miss them ?
  • Would you like to relive your youth ?
  • Would you like to learn a great deal about yourself ?
  • Do you live in a secure, safe and caring environment ?

“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.

Contact PDG Ian Shuey  – Rotary Youth Exchange Chairman, Ph 0409 979 947, Email:    youthexchange@rotary9830.org.au

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)


 Malaria Awareness Day

M.A.D 2017Malaria Awareness Day (M.A.D) is on 30 Apri. Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is an Australian initiative and is a national RAWCS project. See http://ram.rawcs.com.au/

 2016 Council of Legislation.

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




Club and District Activities –  next three events  are  listed

–  Full details and further  Club Events listed here 

Bargain Book Sale Continues

Bargain Book Sale Continues

March 23, 2017, 11:00am - March 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Howrah Rd, Howrah TAS 7018, Australia

Good adult and Children's Fiction and Non Fiction Books from $2 each. Each Thursday and Friday
Howrah Rd Shopping Centre (near Little Howrah Beach)

1 interested
Rotary Club of Devonport North Motor Show

Rotary Club of Devonport North Motor Show

March 26, 2017, 9:00am - March 26, 2017, 3:00pm

On the Devonport foreshore

Rotary Science and Engineering Challenge Southern Heats

Rotary Science and Engineering Challenge Southern Heats

March 29, 2017, 9:00am - March 31, 2017, 3:00pm

University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus
Hobart, TAS  7000 Map


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. 

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

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

 Click here for more information

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 benefitting 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

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


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

Read more…


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Update Feb 2017