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

Muster for Mental Heath, tour and Forums  



Early Bird – Book before February 26th   2018 and go into the draw for a fabulous prize

Click on the picture to go to the Conference Website 

The Conference has great keynote speakers, among them  are 

Tasmanian Paul Pritchard has led a challenging life; climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, caving, sea kayaking and river rafting.  His story was featured on ABC’s Australian Story  and is a  true story of guts, determination and a will to succeed at all costs. 

Mitch McPherson is an outstanding Tasmanian. When his younger brother took his life in 2013, Mitch turned his devastating loss into a successful suicide prevention charity. He has channelled his energy and ideas into ‘SPEAK UP! Stay ChattTY’ which honours his brother Ty and spreads the message that it’s OK not be OK. 

Mike Brady’s name is associated with the song ‘Up There Cazaly’ and ‘One Day in September’. both synonymous with Australian rules football and the AFL Grand Final.  Mike is a remarkable Australian and was recently named the Victorian Australian of the Year.

Don and Patricia Edgar are outstanding Australians who have changed the way many of us think about how we live our lives, whom do we want to be with, what and how we can we contribute as we get older. 

Read more about these speakers……..    Speakers

Register Program


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.

Download a brochure and expression of interest form
Download a poster

More information






In conjunction with the Muster there will be Forums in the following places – Deloraine, Riverside, St Helens, Margate, Queenstown, Smithton, Ulverstone
Details here

The aims of the Community Forum are:

  • To help destigmatise mental illness
  • To reduce the adverse impact of mental illness
  • To improve the capacity of individuals to care for themselves
  • To increase community awareness about suicide prevention
  • To deliver information to individuals in local communities

The Community Forum will feature:

  • Professional and local speakers
  • An opportunity to learn
  • Supper provided



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.








Club and District Activities –  next three events are listed

–  Full details and further  Club Events listed here 

Muster4MentalHealth Walk

Muster4MentalHealth Walk

February 18, 2018, 12:00pm - February 18, 2018, 2:00pm

Dru Point Bicentennial Park, Margate

3 interested
Forum for Mental Health - Queenstown

Forum for Mental Health - Queenstown

February 19, 2018, 7:00pm - February 19, 2018, 10:00pm

West Coast Council
11 Sticht St
Queenstown, TAS  7467 Map

Join us in raising awareness of mental health issues in Tasmania. "Brilliant evening for mental health information, first class speakers, Well done to the Rotary Tasmania." FREE community forum on *Professional and local speakers *Opportunity to learn *Supper provided.... See moreSee Less

1 going
Forum for Mental Health - Smithton

Forum for Mental Health - Smithton

February 22, 2018, 7:00pm - February 22, 2018, 10:00pm

Circular Head Community Centre
Smithton, TAS   Map

Join us in raising awareness of mental health issues in Tasmania. "Brilliant evening for mental health information, first class speakers, Well done to the Rotary Tasmania." FREE community forum on *Professional and local speakers *Opportunity to learn *Supper provided.... See moreSee Less

1 interested
Forum for Mental Health - Ulverstone

Forum for Mental Health - Ulverstone

February 23, 2018, 7:00pm - February 23, 2018, 10:00pm

Ulverstone Show Grounds and Leisure Complex, Flora St, West Ulverstone, Tasmania

Join us in raising awareness of mental health issues in Tasmania. "Brilliant evening for mental health information, first class speakers, Well done to the Rotary Tasmania." FREE community forum on *Professional and local speakers *Opportunity to learn *Supper provided.... See moreSee Less

Wings and Things George Town Family Fun Day

Wings and Things George Town Family Fun Day

February 25, 2018, 10:00am - February 25, 2018, 3:00pm

George Town Airport, Soldier Settlement Rd., George Town, Tasmania

$5 admission Children under 16 free. Funds raised will go to local community projects.

Rotary Club of Hobarts Annual Charity Sail Day

Rotary Club of Hobart's Annual Charity Sail Day

March 2, 2018, 9:00am - March 2, 2018, 5:00pm

River Derwent
Hobart, TAS  7000 Map

The Rotary Charity Sail Day has become a favourite annual event for the Tasmanian business community, boat owners and skippers. Held annually for over 25 years, Sail Day has raised in excess of $850,000 and remains one of Tasmania's largest and most sought after sailing and fundraising events of this type.

There are usually around seventy yachts and motor cruisers participating including some of Hobart's best-known ocean racers and cruisers. Businesses sponsor a yacht for the day at a cost of $990 (inc GST) and standard packages are available for yachts accommodating up to 8 guests. Fully catered lunches including drinks are generously provided by some of Hobart's principal food and beverage suppliers.

Our supporters come from a broad range of industry – companies large and small. Regulars, some of whom have participated in each of our events to date, regard the Sail Day as their major corporate entertainment function for the year. The attraction is the unique opportunity to entertain guests on board a cruise to the iconic D'Entrecastreaux Channel for a fun "raft up" and entertainment.

Sail Day is hosted by the Rotary Club of Hobart with generous support from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Their members, together with members of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Bellerive Yacht Club and the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania generously donate their yachts and crew for the day to make the whole event possible. We are most grateful for their support.
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Rotary Club of Wynyard Dogfest

Rotary Club of Wynyard Dogfest

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

Wynyard Showground
Burnie, 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 Espl
Hobart, TAS  7000 Map

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

1475 interested  ·  216 going
Dronefest Rotary Howrah and Bellerive

Dronefest Rotary Howrah and Bellerive

March 3, 2018, 10:30am

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

Higlight the many exciting applications of drone technology in areas such as mapping, surveillance and monitoring,.
There will be static displays, inside activities, and a continuous parade of unmanned aerial vehicles over Charles Hand Park
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21 interested  ·  7 going
Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta 2018

Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta 2018

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


Build a boat and race it either on the lake or on the park - or both! Help to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctors, Gastroparesis Research, Zephyr Educational and Camps Tasmania! It's crazy, it's wet and you will definitely get a SOGGY BOTTOM!!
Gate Entry: $10 adult, $5 concession, $25 Families (2adults 2 kids)
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39 interested  ·  1 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 - "A night with the Stars"
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26 interested  ·  39 going
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.

Plans are advancing well for north-west Tasmania's premier social event of 2018.

Our two causes supported this year are Huntington's Tasmania and their work with north-west families (2/3rd of funds raised) and Rotary's Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) that will receive 1/3rd of funds raised.

North-west Tasmania has Tasmania's highest incidence of Huntington's disease, in a state that has a significantly higher rate than elsewhere in Australia. Our state's rate is the second highest in the world behind Venezuela. This insidious disease is a severe, incurable, inherited neurological disease of the brain that causes progressive physical, cognitive and emotional deterioration. It leads to severe incapacitation and eventual death. Find out more on Huntington's Tasmania Facebook page.

ROMAC provides surgical treatment in Australia and New Zealand for children from developing countries in the Oceania region. Surgery is life giving and/or dignity restoring and is not accessible in their home country. Find out more at www.romac.org.au
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47 interested  ·  8 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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5755 interested  ·  2816 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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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.    

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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 …


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”

re you ready to experience a new culture?

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



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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