Community News

Southbank Farmers’ Market -

Earlier this month, Rotary Club of Southbank along with Melbourne Farmers Market, Boyd Community Hub, City of Melbourne and all the others stall holders enjoyed a wonderful launch (despite early rain) of the latest Farmers Market at Boyd Community Hub in Southbank.

Featuring over 60 stall holders, the event brought together hundreds of local residents together.

We look forward to welcoming you at the next market on Saturday 5th September, 2014.

Markets are held on the 1st Saturday every month.


Wanted: Volunteers at Hanover

Rotary Club of Southbank has for many years provided volunteers to assist the residents of Hanover Welfare Services at their South Melbourne Centre by cooking up a BBQ every Friday night on a rotating roster basis.  If you are enthusiastic about helping out your local community, this is a great way to meet and talk to people challenged to improve their life situation.  More volunteers makes the work much more enjoyable and means and we can all share the work around.  For further information, please contact us or learn more about Hanover.


City Road Master Plan

The City of Melbourne is leading the development of a draft master plan for City Road to help balance the road’s key roles as an important transport link and a people friendly place. 

The first phase of community engagement took place from mid-February to mid-March 2014 with many people sharing their current experiences of City Road, both in person at the Boyd Community Hub and via the interactive map below. Read the community engagement report here.


International Service Seminar 2014

3rd August, 2014

One of the primary aims of the various District 9800 International Service Committees is to encourage and support District 9800 Clubs in their efforts to participate in International Service.

In pursuit of this purpose, this International Service Expo will be conducted to provide an opportunity for D9800 Clubs to share their knowledge, provide information on opportunities available, discuss successfully dealing with different cultures and outline the assistance that is available from RAWCS and The Rotary Foundation.


Rotary News

Middle East Peace - The Humanitarian Situation in Syria

WHEN: Tuesday 9th September 2014 - 6 pm for a 6:30 start.

WHERE: Feddish Restaurant, Federation Square, Melbourne

COST: $25 per head (includes a dinner meal and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

Southbank Rotary is privileged to be hosting a special club meeting on Tuesday 9th September 2014 with a focus on Peace in the Middle East and the humanitarian situation in Syria. Bashar Baghdadi is a professional international humanitarian with a passion for peace who will be sharing his personal insights into the humanitarian situation in the Middle East, with a focus on Syria and his home country, Jordan.


Southbank Farmers Market and Community Connection

Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

Feddish Cafe / Restaurant @ Federation Square

At our next club meeting this Tuesday 22nd July, we will hear from Shirley Billing, the organiser of the Southbank market from MFM who will share with us some interesting insights into the popularity of farmers' markets in the community and the sustainablity ethos behind farmers markets.


New Southbank Rotary President - Wendy Bennett

Welcome to our new Rotary year, with the theme of “Light up Rotary”, I am very honoured to be President again of Southbank, we have been through periods of great change over the past couple of years and we have survived as we are truly a wonderful Rotary Club with some solid members …


83rd Rotary District 9800 Conference

12-14 March, 2014, Wrest Point Hotel, Convention and Exhibition Centre

District Governor Elect Murray Verso & Irene invite Rotarians, Partners and guests to attend the 2015 District 9800 Conference where great speakers, first class entertainment, networking and fellowship with old and new friends will illuminate Rotary.


Contact Us

Rotary Club of Southbank

A club that is enterprising, caring and productive. Developing fellowship and implementing activities rich in choice, for the benefit of our community.

Meets Every Tuesday at Feddish Café/Bar and Restaurant at Federation Square, Melbourne - 6pm for 6.30pm.


July 2014

15: Guest Speaker - Shirley BIllings - Melbourne Farmers Markets /
Planning for our ongoing Market Stall

22: Rotary meeting

29: Rotary meeting

August 2014

2: Southbank Farmers Market

3: International Service Drop-In Expo
Venue: International House

18: New Members Seminar

25: Future Leaders Seminar

March 2015

12-14: Rotary District 9800 Conference

 For more Rotary events throughout our local area, please visit our district website.