People of Action

Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.


Our Causes

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.


Peace and Conflict Resolution

Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year.  Half of those killed in conflict are children and 90 per cent are civilians.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.

Tasmania's current Peace Scholar is William Underwood.

Water and Sanitation

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.

District 9830 has supported sanitation projects in Nepal.

Basic Education and Literacy

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.


Disease Prevention and Treatment

Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right.

Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education, food plant solutions and bringing people routine hearing, vision and dental care.

Maternal and Child Health

Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.

We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.

Economic and Community Development

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.


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Our Impact

We are strong supporters of initiatives to promote mental health, partnering with Australian Rotary Health, Beyond Blue, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Psychs on Bikes for mental health initiatives. Our emergency relief appeals have changed communities. 



Million dollars raised

In emergency relief funds for the:

  • 2018 Drought Relief

  • 2013 Tasmanian Bushfires

  • 2011 Queensland Floods

  • 2009 Victorian Bushfires



Clubs across Tasmania

No matter where you are, there's a Rotary Club near you. With young adults provided for by Rotaract clubs in the north, south and north-west.



Members sharing their #RotaryStory

We are your work colleagues, classmates, friends, family and community members.


Get Involved

Ready to start your Rotary story? There are so many ways to get involved. Whether you are a business professional, student, parent, retiree or simply looking to give something of yourself to the community and make a difference.


Join Rotary

There's a club near you ready to welcome you and all that you have to offer.

Youth opportunities

Rotary Tasmania provides a number of opportunities for youth to engage through it's learning, exchange and leadership programs.

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Help us with our humanitarian projects by giving as little or as much as you can.