Community News

Southbank Farmers’ Market

The Southbank Farmers Market is on again this month Saturday 1st November!

A vast array of produce will be available at the market from eggs, butter, cheese, meat and nuts to fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, honey, wine, cider, spices, dips, bread and olive oil. All produce comes directly from Victorian producers meaning that it is better for the environment, better for farmers and deliciously fresh!


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.


Rotary News

Roger Antochi – Guest Speaker from White Lion

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Roger Antochi has something unique to offer the disengaged and disconnected young people he currently works with…. he doesn’t have to try and “walk in their shoes” to understand them – Roger has first-hand experience of what it’s like to be young, unsupported by parents, homeless, addicted to drugs, depressed and living behind prison bars.


Southbank Rotary Tonight - Jim Studebaker

Tuesday 28th October, 2014

Guest Speaker: Jim Studebaker

Feddish Cafe/Bar & Restaurant, Federation Square 6pm for 6.30pm start.

This week, we will welcome Jim Studebaker, Past District Governor of District 9800 and recently appointed Rotary Foundation Endowment and Major Gift Advisor for Part of Rotary Zone 8 (Australia) and Zone 7b (New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) to update us on what is new in the Rotary Foundation.


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.


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

28: Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Jim Studebaker - The Rotary Foundation

November 2014

1: Southbank Farmers Market

4: Social BBQ (Melbourne Cup Day)

11: Club Meeting

18: Club Meeting - Annual General Meeting

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.