Community News

Developing the Millennial generation; the future of leadership

Southbank Rotary to Host Business Breakfast at Crown Palladium, 7-9am Thursday, 16th November, 2017

Rapid advancements in technology, globalisation and consumer behaviour is changing not just the nature of business, but also the workforce. The millennial generation are tech natives with different expectations from their job and the world around them. Join us for a breakfast seminar with a keynote by Toll Group Managing Director, Michael Byrne, discussing global trends in transport and logistics, and how Toll mentors and taps into the potential of millennials.


Southbank Millennium Board Opportunity

Born in the 80’s & 90’s – Want to really make a difference in your community?

Rotary Club of Southbank are looking to recruit people who were born in the 80’s and 90’s to join a new millennial board of 9-15 people to develop two initiatives that will benefit the community of Southbank under the leadership and support of member James Piplios who is an alumni of the Williamson group. James is experienced in training people to become board members and directors.


Rotary Foundation Centennial Gala Dinner

May 31, 2017, The Atlantic, Central Pier, Docklands.

Since the Rotary Foundation was established in 1917, the foundation has spent more than US$3 billion on Programs and Projects to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.

With 100 years of service to the community, it's time to celebrate and bring members of the community together with Rotarians from right across Australia wide for a Gala Fundraising Dinner, held right here in Melbourne (the home of the 1st Rotary Club in Australia - Rotary Club of Melbourne).

The Rotary Club of Southbank is proud to host this Centennial Foundation Dinner and auction and along with corporate sponsors and the Australian Rotary Districts have set the challenge of raising AU$1,000,000 in contributions and bequests which will help set up the foundation for an even more exciting 100 years and beyond.


Can violent men change? The signs are positive, research finds

Published in the Age, by Miki Perkins, Social Affairs

Can a violent man change? Can he stop the assaults on those he is supposed to cherish, and reduce his psychological games?   

Yes - to some extent - according to optimistic new research that looks at the effectiveness of men's behaviour change programs in Australia.


Rotary News

Oktoberfest is back for another year

Belgian Beer Sommelier Nick Claus will take us through an informative and facinating history of beer. and will share three tastings complemented by a selection of mini beef pies, bratwurst and cheese nibbles in an informal style stand-up cocktalk party.

Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Southbank and North Melbourne along with D9800 Rotaractors.

Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Location: Belgian Beer Cafe - 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Cost: $40 including beer tastings and finger food


Blong Pro - New for Rotary in Australia

Prior to the official launch of Blong Pro and the preview site for the New Australia Wide Rotary Website, we will be inviting Tony Jackson, founder of Blong to our club in order to showcase the benefits of upgrading to Blong Pro.

31 October 2017

6pm for 6.30pm

Belgian Beer Cafe

2017 Annual Club Changeover

Outgoing President Stuart Cardell and Incoming President Liam Jones invite you to the upcoming Changeover Dinner

11th July, 2017

Belgian Beer Cafe, 5 Riverside Quay Southbank

Cost: $40

Book online on Trybooking


Southbank meeting in Docklands this week

As a preview to our club’s hosting of the Rotary Centennial Dinner on 31st May, our club meeting on 23rd May will be moved from our usual venue to Peninsula Docklands.

Venue: Mama Ramuuan Middle Eastern Canteen

(no meeting on 30th May)


Contact Us

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 in the Southbank area - 6pm for 6.30pm.

Meeting Location

Belgian Beer Cafe

5 Riverside Quay

Southbank VIC 3006

Click here for your invitation to attend our club meeting.

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