RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd

Nepal Earthquake Disaster

The projects listed below have indicated they are responding to earthquake damage and repairs and have links to Rotary Clubs in Nepal.

A Psychological Counselling Manual has been developed by one of our RAWCS Projects specifically to assist Nepalese Projects and the victims of the Nepalese earthquake. Project Manager, Rotarian Robyn Murray from the Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak, D9700 has offered it to other RAWCS project workers.

Download Nepal psychosocial counselling manual

Version in Nepalise.

    Local Rotary Club Nepal Club  


To fund reconstruction of community facilities after the recent earth quake. To support Nepali teams to build toilets & waste disposal systems (both biogas & septic) in very poor villages & in schools. To provide school & village dental care & hygiene.


Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah ,
District 9685

Contact Rtn Sandra Meihubers

Rotary Club of Dhulikhel donate

To fund reconstruction of community facilities after the recent earth quake. To upgrade Dharapani Lower Secondary School which provides services for a number of the surrounding
Villages, drawing students from Bhairabi and the two other schools


Rotary Club of Wahroonga ,
District 9685

Contact Rtn Richard Jackson 

Rotary Club of Mount Everest donate

To raise funds to be sent to the Rotary Club of Hetauda, D3292 Nepal to assist in rebuilding after the recent earthquake.


District 9830
Contact PDG Bruce Buxton
Rotary Club of Hetauda donate
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To raise funds to be sent to the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel, D3292 Nepal to be used for humanitarian aid and to assist in repairing community facilities throughout the Kavre & adjoining Districts.


Rotary Club of Castle Hill ,
District 9685

Contact PP Ron Marcus
Rotary Club of Dhulikhel donate

To raise funds to re-build a school (in Nepal) in conjunction with Nepalese Bendigo community, Rotary Clubs of Bendigo and Rotary Club of Kathmandu Mid Town.


Rotary Club of Bendigo ,
District 9800

Contact; Garry Gunnell
Rotary Kathmandu Mid Town donate

To allow SmileHigh (Himalayan Dental Health Foundation Ltd.) to provide an emergency response to the recent Earthquakes by
utilising the wider network of the SmileHigh team on the ground in Kathmandu and remote villages of Nepal.


Rotary Club of Pascoe Vale , District 9790

PP Colin McKenzie

District 3292 donate


Sharon Chan Family appeal

A Rotary Australia Benevolent Society
( RABS) appeal

To help the Chan family in distress, through an appeal run by Channel 9's A Current Affair.

Donate here by bank transfer, credit card or cheque donate

View details on Channel 9 "A Current Affair" website

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Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Disaster

RAWCS has setup a disaster fund in to allow individuals and Rotary Clubs to make tax deductible donations to aid recovery efforts in Vanuatu. Rotary Districts around Australia have combined forces to establish and support this project which will aid recovery efforts in Vanuatu.

We will be supporting local people rebuilding their lives and communities.

For selection criteria and application form use this link.
(download .doc)


You can still donate to Vanuatu Disaster via this link



Please note that RAWCS DOES NOT charge the 3% service fee on donations towards declared disasters.

Overseas Aid -

Have you goods ( particularly medical or school equipment ) to donate. Our Donations in Kind Program would welcome your donation and make it available to worthy recipents throughout the Pacific area..


Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) and Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) assist Rotary Clubs develop and manage National and World community service projects. Australian Rotarians participate in activities to improve the lives and living conditions of others and to promote international understanding and goodwill.

Download our 2014 Annual Report

Read the latest Edition (May 2015) of Eastern Region Newsletter - Interesting reading(download pdf)

RAWCS Overseas Aid Fund and Rotary Australia Benevolent Society are Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) so are able to offer tax deductible donations from organisations who wish to support our worthy projects within and outside Australia. You can search here our 450 projects, particularly in the Pacfic Rim area.

If you know the number of the project you are interested in, you can donate here, via our secure on-line page.

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Six areas of focus have been identified by Rotary International. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. RAWCS Projects align with these areas and examples of projects in these areas are available below.

Click on the pictures below to see a list of projects in each of these areas or check here to find projects examples .

Maternal projects

Maternal and Child Health Programs

Bo Childrens Hospital in Sierra Leonne, built by the Rotary Club of Turramurra, is one of many projects through which we provide care, equipment, and training opportunities for health care staff to improve maternal and child health. Maternal and child health support the Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea Renovation & refurbishment of Reproductive Health Clini awareness program for parents. Solomon Islands Kenya . Aspects of birthing and nutrition receive support.

Water and Sanitation

' Care for Africa' in Tanzania, supported by the Rotary Club of South Launceston, provides water wells, a mobile health clinic, health care professionals, scholarships for students, teacher training and education resources. Other projects address contaminated water worldwide, sink bores in Timor Leste, build toilet blocks,in Indonesia, provide water distribution within Philippines and provide sanitary facilities in India.   Browse such projects....

Disease Prevention and Treatment Programs

An upgrade of dental clinics on Cook Islands was facilitated by the Rotary Club of Ballarat West. Other projects support eye hospitals in Nepal, provide mediical scholarships in Timor Leste, fund a 22 bed hospital in Vanuatu, a 500 bed cancer hospital in Bangladesh.and an emergency unit in Sri Lanka. Support is provided for medical missions in Philippines and Solomon Islands and cataract operations in Nepal and remote China. Find out more ....


Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution Programs

antea Beigi from Australia (second on a left) participates in the Peace and Conflict Resolution Workshop: Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping during Rotary World Peace Symposium Breakout Session III. Rotary International Convention, 4 May 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

Basic Education and Literacy Programs

Cambodian children without classrooms are being helped by the Rotary Club of Liverpool West. We are caring for destitute children in Thailand, orphans in Cambodia , building playgrounds in Fiji, providing teacher housing in Tanzania, supporting reading in Thailand- many more, read about them.....


Economic and Community Development Programs

The Rotary Club of Healesville is building goat farm and fresian cow parent stock to change the fortunes of families in Kenya. Other projects offer aid to Phillipines villages to build skills, support local developments in PNG, help re-locate villages in New Guinea, provide infrastructure in Solomons. See more .....



Look for Forms and

Perhaps you need to Register your project or
Sign up as a volunteer or report on your project.
Policy documnts are also available to download from this area.



Australian Humanitarian Programs

Our Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) to assisst Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts within Australia to respond to needs within their own communities and to gain tax deductibility for donations made to their projects which provide direct relief to people in need through personal needs or disasters..



Donations in Kind
( DIK )

Donations in Kind (DIK) provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods.. This recycling and reuse program involves the collection and distribution of donated items to countries in need..


Looking for  a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) ?

RAWCS Overseas Aid Fund is a Deductible Gift Recipient so is able to offer tax deductible donations tp support organisations with worthy projects outside Australia. Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) can provide a similar service within Australia.

Our Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund ( ABN: 21 388 376 554 ) holds the following registrations which will enable it to accept tax deductible donations and grants from all sources in Australia including business coorporations and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Deductible Gift Recipient
  • Tax Concession Charity
  • Income Tax Exempt Fund

Check our donations page    or    Email our Chairman   for more information.



Make a donation to support the administration of our overseas projects (tax deductible ) DN

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