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What We Do

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;


Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.


Third: The application of the ideal of service in every Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;


Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.Our mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understand, goodwill and peace, through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

What our Club Does

The Rotary Club of Bendigo initiates, facilitates and supports a wide range of activities and organisations that benefit our community, youth and international projects.

You can get involved by:


  • joining Rotary,

  • becoming a friend of Rotary

  • making a donation or

  • supporting our projects

Find out more about how you can Get Involved



Throughout each year, the Rotary Club of Bendigo supports a wide range of small and large, once off and annual, community projects, events, organisations and causes.  

Some of these projects include:

Fork in the Road Community Hub

Share the Dignity "It's in the Bag" project

Star Thorwer project

Make a Child Smile this Christmas

Craft Group

Event Car Parking

Karen Project

Music Memory Program

Learn more about our Community Projects 


Youth Leadership and Development is extremely important to our Club.  Providing opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills, build confidence and explore career pathways is something we are proud to facilitate.


Below is a range of Youth Programs our Club participates in, and sponsors students to attend:

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

NYSF (National Youth Science Fair)

RYPEN – Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment  

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Science and Engineering Challenge

Learn more about our Youth Projects

Club Projects

The Rotary Club of Bendigo is proud to have initiated and facilitated a number of major project, some of which have occured annually for over 50 years raising vital funds to invest back into the Bendigo community.

Our Club's major projects include:

The Bendigo Rotary Easter Art Exhibition and Sales

Carols by Candlelight (in Rosiland Park)

Night Bowls fundraising event

Bendigo Swap Meet

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show

MS 24Hour MegaSwim

Learn more about our Club Projects



Our Club hosts and supports both incoming and outgoing Rotary Exchange Students on an annual basis and enjoys learning about each students' country and culture and watching their confidence grow and English skills develop throughout the year. 

We also enjoy long standing connections and provide ongoing support to a number of international developing communities.

Our International projects include:

Samoa Project

Nepal Project

Karen Project

Operation Cleft via an Annual Golf Event

End Polio Now

Trachoma 2000

Rotary Youth Exchange

Learn more about our International Projects

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