Community News

Southbank - From Bold Beginnings

With thanks to Carl Kelsen for providing notes of the meeting to help write this article

Rotary Club of Southbank, as is the suburb itself are both very new relative to the history of the area.

With a backdrop of change, innovation and apartment towers, have you ever stopped to wonder about the history of our area and how can we learn from that in order to develop it further.


Southbank Farmers’ Market -

In August, 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 launch of the latest Farmers Market at the 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 1st November, 2014.

Markets are held on the 1st Saturday every month.


Garage Sale at Boyd


Where and When: Saturday, 25th of October 2014

Trading from: 09:00 am to 02:00 pm

207 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006

Looking for a great deal, or looking to support your community?  Both are an option at this Saturday's Garage Sale at the Boyd Community Hub.

Join the Rotary Club of Southbank serving BBQ to the masses.


2014 Rotary 3AW Grand Final Eve Breakfast

Come and join David Mann from 3AW, the Choir of Hope & Inspiration, Lisa Edwards, Mike Brady and a panel of media and AFL aficionados for the 2014 Rotary 3AW Grand Final Breakfast.

Friday 26th September 2014

Grand Ballroom
Hilton on the Park

7.00 am for a 7:15 start



Rotary News

Oskar finds music opens doors

Article by Tony Thomas, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise

Up and down Australia’s east coast, Rotary Clubs in August - September had an unusual visitor, a blond-haired 18 year old from Arnbruck in Bavaria.

He then asks politely if members would like to hear a waltz, march or jig on a traditional Button Accordion? He drags a chair to the podium and launches a   tune thick with counterpoint and harmonics.


2014 Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast

TUESDAY 18th November 2014

GUEST SPEAKER: The Right Honourable Lord Mayor ROBERT DOYLE: “Melbourne: Safety. Liveability. Planning for Growth.”

Tickets: $60.00 per head or $580 for a table of ten (incl. GST)

The Paul Harris Breakfast celebrates Paul Harris Fellow Recognition recipients and Foundation Alumni in Rotary District 9800.

All Paul Harris Breakfast proceeds go towards Rotary Foundation programs.


No meeting 23rd September

Please note that due to Grand Final Eve Breakfast on Friday 27th September, there will no regular meeting of Rotary Club of Southbank on 23rd September.

For bookings for the breakfast, visit:

Next week's meeting (30th September) will also feature the District Governor Murray Verso who will make his official visit to the club.

David Finn Trust Fund - As featured on A Current Affair

It's the senseless attack that left a hard-working grandfather in hospital for six long months.

Since the news of David Finn aired on 'A Current Affair' last night (10 September), Rotary has established a trust fund to support David which as of this morning had raised in excess of $40,000 to support him in his hospital treatment.  Stay tuned for a further update on tonight's program.


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.


October 2014

4: Southbank Farmers Market

19: Rotary Leadership Institute - Part II

23: Board Meeting

24: World Polio Day

25: Boyd Mega Garage Sale

November 2014

1: Southbank Farmers Market

16: Rotary Leadership Institute - Part III

20: Board Meeting

March 2015

12-14: Rotary District 9800 Conference

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