RAWCS Southern Region covers Rotary Districts 9780, 9790, 9800, 9810, 9820 and 9830 spanning across the states of Victoria and Tasmania.

Find out how you can get involved.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM and the first quarterly meeting for the Rotary year 2017-18 incorporating all Victorian and Tasmanian Rotary Districts will be held at Ciloms Airport Lodge, 398 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Vic 3043.

All Rotarians are invited to attend this significant occasion, which will be of particular interest to Club Presidents, together with District and Club International and RAWCS Chairs, as the program will provide interesting and important information for sourcing, planning, and financing an International project

WHEN: 9.30pm – 1.30pm 20th August, 2017
WHERE: Ciloms Airport Lodge, 398 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Vic 3043.
TIME: 9.00 for 9.30 am

Example Projects from RAWCS Southern Region

Quezon, Chile – Delivery of Hospital Beds

hopsital_beds_for_chileIn the overcrowded Quezon Medical Centre, mothers were delivering babies with their feet hanging off a bed onto a chair.

In Recovery, a mother and new baby often had to share a bed alongside another mother and baby, in a hospital with 250 beds but often in excess of 400 patients!

The Rotary Club of Prahran worked with the team at DIK to source, pack and ship a container load of hospital beds and medical equipment to Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines.

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Lucena Central received the shipment, arranged delivery and handled the unpacking and assembly. This joint effort has significantly improved maternal health and patient care

The donated goods aided in the refurbishment of the Rotary Hall, Quezon Memorial Centre and the Progressive medical mission operated by the Rotarians of Lucena Central.

Computer Training Centre in Timor Leste

The Gateway Rotaract Club equipped a Computer Training Centre for the people of Balibar, Timor Leste

Donations in Kind, were able to supply the educational equipment that Teachers and Students need.east_timor_classroom

Improving Education in Morobe Province

png_school png_schoolWith assistance from Donations in Kind, local schools and organizations, Rotary Club of Essendon shipped 21,089 books to Morobe Schools in Papua New Guinea.

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Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycler of Medical Equipment and Educational Supplies

  • We live in a rich country were we can afford to upgrade equipment before it is worn out. This material is used to improve patient care and education worldwide
  • Improving education is one of the most effective ways to provide young people in developing countries with a better chance in life.
  • We gather the usable material that schools no longer require and equip schools in developing countries
  • Could your school help?

Learn more about Donations in Kind

More about the Rotary 6 Avenues of Focus

mother child iconSaving Mothers and Children

7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children.


health iconFighting Disease

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. We educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases.


literacySupporting Education

Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.


water iconWater and Sanitation





peace iconPeace and Conflict Resolution





economic iconEconomic and Community Development