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Travel Opportunity for Young Professionals!

The Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange (GSE) program, provides a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young career oriented, business and professional men and women between the ages of 23 and 43 in the early years of their professional lives.
The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas. This year's GSE team is visiting Cambridge, UK


Synergy@Southbank: Networking by Rotary

Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Synergy is a new type of networking program for people of all occupations, designed to help build high quality connections and connecting skills for long term mutual benefit and service.

The following dates have been scheduled for 2014 so please mark these in your calendar:

Next Event: 6 February 2014

Where: Boyd Community Hub, 207-227 City Road Southbank


A Taste of Kensington @ Boyd

The Kensington Neighbourhood House is visiting Boyd to provide a taster of courses run at the House.

Venue: Boyd Hub, 207 City Road, Southbank 3006

Date: Saturday 30 November 2013, 2:00-5:00pm

2:00pm - 3:30pm English conversation (Principal's office)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Intro to Ukulele (Assembly Hall) - BYO Ukulele
3:30pm - 5:00pm Introduction to iPads (Principal's office)

Cost by donation to our Asylum Seeker fundraiser

To book your place, or for more information, call Kensington Neighbourhood House on 9376 6366.

Learn more about Kensington Neighbourbood House -


Social Inclusion Week

23 November – 1 December 2013. Nationwide

Social Inclusion Week aims to help ensure all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. It’s about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends in order to build and strengthen relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable to help themselves.


Rotary Community Services Awards 2012


Celebrating Community Partnerships at the  Rotary Community Service Awards Gala

Monday October 15 @Crown Palladium

The annual Rotary Community Service Awards recognise the relationship between Community Service Organisations and their support partners. This program celebrates the vital contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility, Philanthropy and other forms of business, government and Community support to the non profit sector, formally acknowledging their amazing contribution and showcasing some of the wonderful work being done in our community.

Book your tickets online NOW or CONTACT US for other enquiries


Worlds Toughest Walk to School

Those that attended our meeting on 13th December will remember Tamara Cannon who spoke on the work that the Lille Fro Foundation were undertaking in the far north of India.  For further updates and an update from Tamara in India, view an update from our Rotary District Newsletter - Networker


Eureka Climb 2013

Australia's Biggest Vertical Race, Eureka Climb proudly presented by OsteoEze, returns to Eureka Tower on Sunday 17 November, 2013 raising much needed funds for the two Charity Partners, Interplast & Whitelion, helping disadvantaged young people at home and abroad.


Rotary Business Leaders' Bootcamp


9th - 10th November

Monash University - Caulfield Campus

The Rotary Business Leaders’ Boot Camp is an intensive course that provides CEOs and Business Leaders with the opportunity to benchmark their business performance against world’s best practice standards.


International Women's Day 2013

Celebrate International Women's Day with a dynamic Q&A breakfast as our extraordinary panel debates the question: "IS IT ALL IN THE GENES?"

Friday 8th March 2013 @ Crown Palladium - Southbank

This is a unique occasion for men and women to listen, talk and learn more on gender diversity in the workplace. BOOK NOW


Gen Mo: We Stand for Change

Visit the Southbank Rotary MoSpace page and join in the Growing a Mo or donate to a great cause.


BOYD - Southbank's own community hub!

Boyd is the City of Melbourne’s first integrated community service space, transformed from the heritage-listed site of the former JH Boyd Girl's High School at 207-229 City Road, Southbank.

The multi-use facilty will feature the Southbank Library, Kere Kere cafe, family services, community meeting rooms and Creative Spaces artist studios. There will be a council self-service kiosk where people can renew their pet registration, pay rates and infringement notices, accounts and invoices. The Boyd centre will also have free Wi-Fi access.


Community Village - Keeping our city Safe at Night

Volunteers Needed on Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm to 4am through November and December

The Rotary Club of Central Melbourne - Sunrise Inc., Victoria Police, and the City of Melbourne have developed an approach to reducing crime on our city streets. For 4 years, Rotary volunteers provide a well lit and welcoming place where visitors can take a break, get free refreshments, and maybe wait for transport home. The response is almost always positive and surprise that Rotary does this sort of thing.

Please contact Rotary Club of Southbank or Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise to volunteer.

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Melbourne Knowledge Week

Monday 28 October to Sunday 3 November 2013

Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) is an initiative of the City of Melbourne and forms an integral part of the Knowledge Melbourne program of activities. amazing polio eradication program.


Southbank Residents' Group

The Southbank Residents' Group is a community non-profit organisation, aiming to bring together and support the interests of all who live or work within Southbank, on matters such as planning and development, traffic issues, lack of public school, open space and everything else residents would like to raise.



Hanover Spring Newsletter

Acknowledging Hanover's visionary founders and building a future

As Hanover Welfare Services approach 50 years, the organisation talks about the differences they have made to homeless members of our community who find it tough.  Staying true to the founders vision of education and research, Hanover continue to seek new opportunities to develop young people.



R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September (12 September 2013), and dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends.

The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all people to regularly and meaningfully ask 'are you ok?' to support those struggling with life.


Open House Melbourne

27-28 July 2013

For one weekend in 2013, Open House Melbourne will unlock 100 of the city's significant buildings to explore – and all for free. If you love your city and its architecture, history and design, you'll love Open House Melbourne.


Bouyed @ Boyd

Bouyed @ Boyd

Southbank Community Night for Local Residents

Thursday 2 May
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Connect with the Southbank residential evening of fun and entertainment, recreation and mini exhibitions at
Southbank's vibrant community hub, Boyd.

This is your opportunity to meet your neighbours and engage with local community groups.

Boyd: explore, connect, create …belong.


Postcode 3000: A city transformed?

22 August to 21 December 2013

City Gallery Melbourne

Today, Melbourne is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities, with a vibrant, urbane downtown. There are many reasons for this dramatic turnaround but the return of residents to the downtown 21 years ago is generally acknowledged as a major contributing factor.

Postcode 3000: a city transformed? is an exhibition that looks at the genesis and typologies of this change and its ongoing impact on the form and vitality of central Melbourne. It asks the question: do we fully comprehend the impact of this latest boom?


FOYERS - A Better Offer for Young Australians

1st National Foyer Conference

5th October 2012 - Jasper Hotel, Melbourne

A conference for anyone interested in encouraging and developing the talents of young Australians who have experienced disadvantage.

Foyers provide a new way of working with young people to build and encourage their talents. Foyers are not just about education, accommodation and support; they are also about fundamentally changing the way we work with and view young people.


Art Play

ArtPlay is a civic studio where families and children can be creative and express themselves in ArtPlay’s open and supportive environment.

At ArtPlay, children up to the age of 13 and their families are encouraged to learn the language of art together. From here, they can move on to galleries, performances and Melbourne’s other art offerings with confidence and curiosity.


Melbourne International Film Festival

2nd August - 19th August 2012

Showcasing the best of global cinema.


Find out more about what is happening in Southbank.

Created and maintained by the Rotary Club of Southbank, this website is a resource for community activities in and around Southbank.

Our Club is active in engaging with community organisations and always looking for suitable partnerships with like minded people and organisations.

To learn more, check out some of the events and projects listed on this website or take the opportunity to volunteer your time in our projects, join us a member or partner with us.  Please contact us for further details.

Street Soccer Training Camp

Upcoming Camp: Weekend of 20th - 22nd July 2012 at the State Training Camp to be held in Toolangi. 

Helping out at this event can leave not only a lasting memory for the participants, but you as well.


2012 Melbourne Conference - Rotary District 9800

Thankyou to everyone who came along to this years conference. Bringing together Rotarians, community partners, socially responsible corporates and the public, this was the perfect chance to have a relaxing and uplifting long weekend in Australia's cultural capital…Melbourne. View all the photos on the conference website.


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