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 Tony Colman.

Highlights from Rotary Tasmania

  • Australian Rotary Health Award Australian Rotary Health Chairman Jeff Crofts announced recently that District 9830 was the winner of the Dick White District Achievement award for 2017.  The Award is for a District which has excelled in the previous Rotary year by significant
    donation, significant increase in donations and a significant increase in friends or hosting a
    major promotional event.  District 9830 was nominated due to their increased awareness of Australian Rotary Health in the past twelve months, by introducing several PhD Funding Partner Scholarships as well as highlighting the work of Australian Rotary Health at the annual Health Expos held in two different areas this year. There was also a significant increase in contributions to ARH from around our district.
  • Observation visit to Nepal  Tasmanian Rotarians can join a team  visiting  February “Gift of Sight” Eye Camps and other projects currently being undertaken under Tasmanian sponsorship in Nepal.  4 – 19 February 2018.  Please contact Winston Quaile  for further information.
  • Interested in a Friendship Exchange trip to Oregon? More details here.
  • You can view our weekly Message Stick here.
  • View our recently adopted Strategic Plan.

Muster4 Mental Health

Join us in raising awareness of mental health issues in Tasmanania.  

Muster for Mental Health: Join us i raising awareness of mental health issues in Tasmania 4-25 February 2018
The Muster for Mental Health is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health focussing on mental health and emphasising youth issues.

  • Enjoy three weeks of spectacular scenery, great fun and fellowship travelling with others from around Australia in your van/ camper trailer or similar.
  • Join with friends or make new friends as you discover the hidden beauty of Tasmania.
  • Take the opportunity to learn more about mental health by attending some of the forums to be held in different regions of Tasmania.

Download a brochure and expression of interest form
Download a poster

More information



Save a Life
Rotary Save a Life kitEvery 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.

re you ready to experience a new culture?

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





Club and District Activities –  next three events are listed

–  Full details and further  Club Events listed here 

RC of Howrah Fashion Parade SOLD OUT

RC of Howrah Fashion Parade SOLD OUT

October 21, 2017, 11:30am

Tasmania Police Academy
Hobart, TAS  7019 Map

3 interested
Kingston Mega Market

Kingston Mega Market

October 22, 2017, 8:00am - October 22, 2017, 2:00pm

42 Channel Hwy, Kingston TAS 7050, Australia

Kingston Rotary presents Kingston Mega Market as part of the Garage Sale Trail! Come down to Rotary Kingston Park (42 Channel Hwy, Kingston) for a load of food, family fun and entertainment from 8AM - 2PM on Sunday 22 October. Entry to the market will be a gold coin donation - no need to secure a ticket!

Why not register your own stall? Stalls are available from only $20. We are looking for food vans, coffee carts, produce, arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, you name it! Registration fees are payable following this link - www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=320246&
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699 interested  ·  76 going
Rotary Club of Kingston Mega Market

Rotary Club of Kingston Mega Market

October 22, 2017, 9:00am - October 22, 2017, 3:00pm

Kingston Park, Kingston Tasmania

The Rotary Club of Kingston are holding the annual Garage trail Mega Sale at Kingston Park, near John St Medical Centre, Kingston.

Stall holder applications will be in the Kingston library and Kingborough Council for those unable to use online booking systems .

Please join us and hold stall that promotes your group or come along for the fun day out.
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1 going
Rotary Club of Westbury Car Show

Rotary Club of Westbury Car Show

October 22, 2017, 10:00am

Westbury Village Green, Westbury, Tasmania

Trade tables, swaps and entries David 0408747374.

7 interested  ·  3 going
World Polio Day 2017

World Polio Day 2017

October 24, 2017, 12:01am - October 25, 2017, 3:59pm


World Polio Day is on 24 October! Take part in one of hundreds of events around the world – or host your own. Help spread the word that we can #endpolio for good.

Download event resources, learn more, and donate at endpolio.org/worldpolioday.

The World Polio Day live stream event will take place on 24 October, hosted by Rotary International from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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1449 interested  ·  346 going
Men of the Orchards (Pre 1970) Tribute Dinner

Men of the Orchards (Pre 1970) Tribute Dinner

October 24, 2017, 6:00pm - October 24, 2017, 9:00pm

Huon Trade Training Center
Huonville, TAS   Map

Limited number of tickets @ $40.00 ea. now on sale to the public.
Contact Trudy Griffiths at the Huon Manor on 03 6264 1311 to secure you seats.

Come and join us at the Huon Trade Training Center for a night of history and laughter as we pay tribute to the "Men of the Orchards." (Pre 1970).

Dinner Event 24th October; 6pm for 6-30pm start.

Tickets will be limited to 45 due to venue size. There will also be a cash bar on the night.

Last year we paid tribute to the Apple Queens of the 1950-60s and discovered a delightful history surrounding the Apple Festival and Industry.

This year it's the blokes turn and we will be hearing from some long term Huon Valley Orchardists and Residents telling us some yarns from the past.

If you have a funny story to tell or any family memorabilia you would like to share on the night we would love to hear from you.
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Rotary Club of Evandale Trivia Night

Rotary Club of Evandale Trivia Night

October 28, 2017, 6:30am

Evandale Primary School
5-11 Barclay St
Evandale, TAS  7212 Map

We are holding a Trivia Night on Saturday 28th October at the Evandale Primary School, 6.30 for 7.00 pm. Cost is $10.00 per head - BYO drinks & nibbles. Bookings can be made at the Evandale Post Office - phone Carol 6391 8018. Make up a table of eight and come along and join in the fun. Proceeds raised will go towards the provision an infant playground.... See moreSee Less

Rotary Club of Spring Bay Wine  and Food Evening

Rotary Club of Spring Bay Wine and Food Evening

October 28, 2017, 6:30pm

Triabunna District High School
15 Melbourne St
Triabunna, TAS  7190 Map

RSVP Chris.clark.safety@outlook.com

1 interested
Rotary Club of Deloraine Tasmanian Craft Fair

Rotary Club of Deloraine Tasmanian Craft Fair

November 3, 2017, 10:00am - November 6, 2017, 4:00pm

Deloraine, TAS, Australia
Deloraine, TAS  7304 Map



170 interested  ·  52 going
Festival of Wheels

Festival of Wheels

November 5, 2017, 10:00am - November 5, 2017, 4:00pm

Derwent Entertainment Centre
Brooker Hwy
Glenorchy, TAS  7010 Map

The second Moonah Rotary Festival of Wheels will be held at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Glenorchy to showcase diverse vehicles including motorcycles, cars, buses and trucks.

There is an entry fee to the festival, which supports the University of Tasmania's Menzies Centre. Proceeds will assist in research for men's health.

• Food vans and a sausage sizzle will be available throughout the day
• The Eclipse Duo will be entertaining with a mixture of country music and popular sounds from the 70's, 80's and 90's
• Taiko Drummers will perform before the prizes are announced
• There will be sponsor trade displays on the day

Platinum Sponsors: RANBUILD and SignNation

Website - www.RotaryWheels.com
Click on the "Registration" link to enter your vehicle or pre purchase Entry tickets.
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345 interested  ·  71 going
Rotary Club of DEntrecasteaux Channel Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Rotary Club of D'Entrecasteaux Channel Melbourne Cup Luncheon

November 7, 2017, 12:30pm - November 7, 2017, 3:30pm

Villa Howden
77 Howden Road
Hobart, TAS  7054 Map

Theatre Night for Polio Day

Theatre Night for Polio Day

November 9, 2017, 7:30pm - November 9, 2017, 10:30pm

Village Cinemas Eastlands
Bligh Street
Rosny Park, TAS  7018 Map

A new remake of Murder on the Orient Express, released in November 2017. Half the admission price credits your Rotary Club with Polio Eradication funds.

4 interested
Rotary Day at the United Nations

Rotary Day at the United Nations

November 10, 2017, 2:00pm - November 12, 2017, 2:00am

United Nations Office at Geneva
Place des Nations
Geneva,  1202 Map

Join us in Geneva to celebrate our privileged relationship with the United Nations and our shared vision for a peaceful world.

Organized in a city known as the international center for diplomacy and peace, with the theme – Peace: Making A Difference – this event will be the perfect conclusion to this year’s annual Geneva Peace Week.

More than 600 participants are expected for the Rotary International Days at the United Nations of Geneva, where United Nations representatives and experts of the humanitarian world will educate and inspire delegates on how to actively build peace at the local, regional and global levels.

Plenary sessions and workshops will help elucidate the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, along with humanitarian emergency aid. A special session, organized by young leaders for young leaders, will further underline the importance of education in the peace-building process.

Rotary International will also honor several Rotary Peace Fellows, who are engaged in remarkable work for peace through their profession or charitable activities.

Registration is open for all. For all additional information, please contact: info@rotarydaygeneva.com
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139 interested
Rotary Club of Lindisfarne Trash and TreasureDay

Rotary Club of Lindisfarne Trash and TreasureDay

November 12, 2017, 9:00am - November 12, 2017, 1:00pm

The Clinic Lindisfarne
30 Lincoln St
Hobart, TAS  7015 Map

The Rotary Club of Lindisfarne runs a
'Lindisfarne Trash & Treasure Day'
twice yearly at the Lindisfarne Health Clinic car park in
Lincoln Street Lindisfarne.
(April and November)

The next Lindisfarne Trash and Treasure Day will be held on:

Sunday 12th April 2017

9am to 1pm

$10 per site - $10 table hire
(please advise if you require a table when you book)

To book a stall at our next Trash & Treasure please go to the website:

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6 interested  ·  3 going
Rotary Club of Claremont Le Tour de Norfy Challenge

Rotary Club of Claremont Le Tour de Norfy Challenge

November 12, 2017, 9:00am

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay Quiz and Auction

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay Quiz and Auction

November 17, 2017, 6:00pm

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
Marieville Esplanade
Sandy Bay, TAS  7005 Map

1 interested
Sallys Ride 2017- Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge

Sally's Ride 2017- Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge

November 19, 2017, 7:00am - November 19, 2017, 3:00pm

Royal Park, TAS, Australia
Royal Park, TAS   Map

5 great rides including a new Grand Fondo course and a new off road 12 km ride suitable for new cyclists & families.

152 interested  ·  53 going
Rotary Club of Wynyard Chrome and Rust Fest

Rotary Club of Wynyard Chrome and Rust Fest

November 26, 2017, 9:00am - November 26, 2017, 4:00pm

Gutteridge Gardens
Hogg St
Wynyard, TAS  7325 Map

1 interested
Rotary Club of Derwent Valley Christmas Fair

Rotary Club of Derwent Valley Christmas Fair

December 9, 2017, 10:00am

Arthur Square and High St, New Norfolk, Tas

1 interested
Windeward Bound Youth Leadership Challenge

Windeward Bound Youth Leadership Challenge

December 10, 2017, 9:00am - December 19, 2017, 4:00pm

Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise Carols by Candlelight

Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise Carols by Candlelight

December 17, 2017, 6:00pm - December 17, 2017, 9:00pm

City Park, Launceston
45-55 Tamar St
Launceston, TAS  7053 Map

2 interested  ·  5 going
Caravan Muster for Mental Health

Caravan Muster for Mental Health

February 4, 2018, 6:00pm - February 4, 2018, 9:00pm

Tasmania, Australia Map

The Australian Rotary Health Muster
for Mental Health Hop-on-Hop-off will
commence in July 2017, when it will take
off from our base in parramatta on the first
leg to Rockhampton - the " Run to Rocky,, .
There will be 12 drives all up over
two calendar years. The seventh drive
concludes in the hometown of ARH -
Mornington, Vic - on November 30,2011 .
We then break for Christmas and January
and start up again on Drive g - the ,,Run
around Tasmania" in early February 2018.
The final drive - Drive l2 - will bring us
back to Parramatta, our home base, in
early june 2018.
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Devil Country Muster

Devil Country Muster

February 16, 2018, 5:00pm - February 18, 2018, 12:45pm

"Trawmanna" Mella Road Smithton

Country Music weekend

16-18 February 2018

All Outdoors at exciting new venue “Trawmanna”, Smithton

Headline Act – Becky Coles

Featuring Shane Nicholson and Dale Duncan with many more artists

Visit website: www.devilcountrymuster.com

Email: devilcountrymuster@gmail.com

Facebook: Devil Country Muster

Rotary Club of Smithton
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89 interested  ·  47 going
Rotary Club of Wynyard Dogfest

Rotary Club of Wynyard Dogfest

March 3, 2018, 9:00am - March 3, 2018, 4:00pm

Wynyard Showground
Wynyard, TAS  7325 Map

1 interested
2018 Wellness Expo

2018 Wellness Expo

March 3, 2018, 10:00am - March 3, 2018, 4:00pm

Princes Wharf 1
Castray Esplanade
Hobart, TAS  7000 Map

Come along and visit our 2018 Wellness Expo, 100 plus stalls, kids activities, food stalls, music plus much more!

218 interested  ·  45 going
DRONEFEST Rotary Clubs of Howrah and Bellerive

DRONEFEST Rotary Clubs of Howrah and Bellerive

March 3, 2018, 10:30am

Rosny College
Rosny Hill Rd, Rosny Park
Hobart, TAS   Map

More info to come nearer the event.

4 interested  ·  4 going
Aspire to be Inspired - District Conference

Aspire to be Inspired - District Conference

April 6, 2018, 5:00pm - April 8, 2018, 2:00pm

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
1 Davey Street
Hobart, TAS  7000 Map

2018 Conference will be hosted by Rotary Club of Salamanca. Conference Theme: "Aspire to be inspired." District Governor Tony and President Karen and members of the Rotary Club of Salamanca request the pleasure of your company at the Rotary District Conference 6-8 April 2018 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart.

*Renew friendships and make new friends.
*Paul Harris Fellows to be celebrated.
*Be informed. Includes partners program.
*Be entertained by outstanding/inspiring speakers.
*Add to your Rotary knowledge.
*Enjoy the conference dinner - "In like Flynn" - a tribute to Errol Flynn.
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Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians 40th Tournament

Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians 40th Tournament

April 8, 2018, 9:00am - April 13, 2018, 6:30am

Murray Bridge Golf Club
Ritter St
Murray Bridge, SA  5253 Map


Sparkle in the Dark 2018

Sparkle in the Dark 2018

April 21, 2018, 6:30pm - April 21, 2018, 11:30pm

Rotary Club of Ulverstone's third bi-annual Charity Gala Black Tie Dinner will be held at Peri01 in Ulverstone on Saturday 21st April, 2018. A wonderful event providing the opportunty to dress up in your finery to enjoy great food, drink and music in support of a local (and as yet unannounced) charity.... See moreSee Less

11 interested  ·  1 going
2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada

2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto, Canada

June 23, 2018, 9:00am - June 28, 2018, 9:00am

Toronto, ON, Canada
Toronto, ON   Map

There's a world of opportunity waiting for you at the Rotary convention. You won't want to miss the 2018 convention in Toronto! Find inspiration around every corner. Take advantage of the many events and activities planned by Rotary, your Host Organization Committee, and Rotary members.

Learn more at www.riconvention.org/toronto
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5147 interested  ·  2313 going
Rotarians Against Malaria Australian Conference

Rotarians Against Malaria Australian Conference

August 25, 2018, 8:00am - August 26, 2018, 4:00pm

Institute for Glycomics
University Drive
Gold Coast, QLD  4215 Map

The 2018 RAM Conference will be held August 25-26 at the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University, Qld, where PlasProtecT® is being developed – likely the very first multi-strain viable vaccine to protect against malaria. The beautiful Gold Coast location is an added bonus. To register interest please fill out the expression of interest form on ram.rawcs.com.au/ram-national-conference/ or contact RAM national secretary Virginia Turner via vm.turner@bigpond.com.... See moreSee Less

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This is Rotary…

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.    

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.

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. 

‘Gift of Sight’ Eye Project, Nepal

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

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…



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 then District Governor Gerard Blizzard and  Delia Donovan from White Ribbon.



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



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