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


You can view our weekly message stick here

PDE Team to India 2017

The Professional Development Exchange (PDE)  team to visit   District 3201 in India next year has been announced.
This is a unique professional and cultural exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.  More details here…

New Zealand Earthquake Appeal

As you are aware there has been a destructive Earthquake in New Zealand and RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) have opened a fundraising appeal through its disaster fund and we have partnered with RNZWCS (Rotary New Zealand World Community Service) to help those in need.
Donations can be sent through the following link https://disasters.rawcs.com.au

In reality this is a very localised event with small numbers affected notwithstanding the massive damage to road and rail over a long stretch of highway where there are few homes.
There will be opportunities down the track for Rotary to support maybe schools, sports clubs etc. and perhaps support for people suffering trauma. 
The suggestion is to hold fire to a degree in that immediate circumstances are covered and Rotary will do what it does best and look at required long term projects down the track a little.

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





 2016 Council of Legislation.

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


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 ?
  • Do you have a spare bedroom for 3 months during 2017 ?

“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)

Club and District Activities –  next three events  are  listed

–  Full details and further  Club Events listed here 

Food Plant Solutions film night

Food Plant Solutions film night

December 12, 2016, 6:30pm - December 12, 2016, 8:00pm

CMAX Devonport 5-7 Best Street, Devonport, Tasmania, 7310, Australia

Malnutrition reduced by 95%!
Hard to believe isn't it, yet that is one of the results that Food Plant Solutions has achieved with one of its program partners.
To help raise awareness about Food Plant Solutions, we are hosting a screening of:
Theater of Life is about the Refettorio Ambrosiano, an extraordinary soup kitchen conceived by renowned chef Massimo Bottura during the Milan 2015 World’s Fair. Massimo invited 60 of the world’s best chefs to join him to cook for refugees and the homeless of Milan. All meals were made from the waste food of Expo. A deeply moving documentary about life, food and waste. "Theater of Life" tells the riveting story of the Refettorio Ambrosiano, its chefs and the refugees and homeless it fed. A visual feast, this film will feed your spirit and your appetite.

This one-off screening is being held at Cmax Cinema (in Devonport) on the 12th of December at 6:30pm.
It’s a great opportunity to view an extraordinary documentary and also support Food Plant Solutions.

Food Plant Solutions is achieving fantastic results along with international recognition from our peers. Please help us to continue this success.
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Carols by Candlelight - Launceston

Carols by Candlelight - Launceston

December 18, 2016, 7:00pm - December 18, 2016, 10:00pm

Rotary Tasmania Map

Gates open at 5.00pm
Adults: $5 (including a safe flame candle)
Children: $3 (including a safe flame candle)
Funds raised support The Examiner Newspaper's Empty Stocking Appeal
A three-hour concert, featuring more than 40 Christmas songs, including sing-along Carols and an all-local line up of talent.
The event is strictly an alcohol and smoke-free family event. No high-back chairs permitted.
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Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta

Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta

March 5, 2017, 10:10am - March 5, 2017, 10:00pm

Launceston, TAS, Australia
Launceston, TAS  7250 Map

Youngtown Rotary's
Soggy Bottom Cardboard Boat Regatta


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 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. 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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