About Rotary in Australia
Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts. Through Rotary International, the reward of "paying it forward" unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over.
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Rotarians have a simple motto: Service Above Self.
Our Four-Way Test
Our Four-Way test is a simple ethical framework to help us in our lives every day. Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Rotary Structure
Each of Australia's 30,000 Rotarians belong to a local Rotary Club. There's over 1100 Clubs in Australia, each Club led by a Club President and supported internally by a number of Club office holders. The position of President is rotated every July, providing ample opportunities for Rotarians to step up and gain leadership experience.
Each Club belongs to one of 21 Rotary Districts in Australia. Districts are geographically defined and sometimes cross state and even international borders. The head of the Rotary District is the District Governor.
Every Club is also part of the the wider Rotary International – a network of 1.2 million Rotarians in nearly 33,000 Clubs around the world, all dedicated to making the world a better place through promotion of peace, cultural understanding and service to the community alongside other like-minded community and business leaders. Rotary International is led by the Rotary International President.
We’re at the centre of your community
Since 1905, Rotary has been making a positive impact in the world. Beginning in Chicago before spreading throughout the world, Rotary first touched our shores in Australia in 1921, with the charter of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, closely followed by the charter of a Sydney Club and other Clubs around the nation.
Since that time Rotary has grown all over Australia, and no matter where you are, you'll find a Club near you.
Become a member. Join our club!
Our members are a diverse group of people of all ages and from all walks of life. They include engineers, teachers, accountants, tradies, public servants, bankers, and business owners amongst many others. Joining Cranbourne Rotary is an opportunity to engage with like-minded people, develop networks and help make a difference in your community.