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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.


Huge Stanley Tool Auction - ONE DAY ONLY!

Saturday 17th December 9.30am - 1pm

23 pallets of quality hardware tools, equipment and accessories.

Come down and grab yourself a bargain.

All proceeds to community projects through the Rotary Club of Southbank



2012 MS Melbourne Cycle

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Southbank Rotary Riders Team in the 2012 MS Melbourne Cycle.

The Rotary Club of Southbank's team - Southbank Rotary Riders - raised $1500.00 ... a great effort, and only possible because of the generosity of many people like you, who are pleased to support such a worthwhile cause. The funds raised will certainly help make a difference to the lives of those living with MS.

To see a full list of the team's sponsors and their comments, please visit the team's fundraising page:


Show your support for Febfast

Support our own club member, Nicholas who has joined the febfast to help raise much needed funds to support programs for young people with alcohol and other drug problems.


Southbank Footy Tipping

Living it rough in Southbank

It might be all around you, but have you ever stopped to wonder how the less fortunate survive a night in Southbank without a home? Outside the confines of all the highrises, the nightlife and all the glitter, are those without even somewhere warm and private to sleep.

Well now, thanks to Swags for Homeless, homeless people can have at least a dignified place to sleep and whats more neatly carry their belongings with them throughout the day.


Best of British Concert - Congratulations on a job well done

The Choir was so professional, the orchestra (aka Footscray and Yarraville Band) was truly brilliant, and the Town Hall organ is a world class instrument to hear. Queen Elizabeth - complete with corgis - was hilarious thanks to Gerry Connelly's sharp sense of humour.

The appearance of the Phantom of the Opera was just great. Who WAS that masked Phantom? He'd obviously done some serious operatic work in the past!! Most enjoyable.


The First Steps Youth Job Serach Program

The First Steps Youth Job Search Program is an interactive website developed to help young job seekers gain their first workplace opportunity. It guides them through the process of putting a résumé together when they have never worked before, conduct a job search, prepare for an interview and make sound decisions regarding a job offer. It also helps to point young job seekers in the right direction, assisting them to develop the self-awareness, goals, common sense, and confidence required to get a job and succeed in it.


SWAGS for Homeless featured on 'The Circle'

Lisa and Tony Clark were recently featured on 'The Circle' on Channel Ten.  Learn more about how the concept of the Homeless Swag was created and how homeless people can be treated with the same dignity that you and I would expect.


BOYD Community Hub in Southbank

Southbank residents, workers and visitors can now access a vibrant new community and cultural hub known as Boyd. Located at 207 City Road, Southbank.

Boyd is the City of Melbourne’s first integrated community service space, transformed from the heritage-listed site of the former JH Boyd Girls' High School at 207-227 City Road, Southbank. The multi-use facilty features the Southbank Library, Kere Kere cafe, family services, community meeting rooms and Creative Spaces artist studios.


The New Hamer Hall in Southbank

Arts Centre Melbourne is proud to welcome the people of Victoria, Australia and the world to join them in celebrating and experiencing the New Hamer Hall; Australia's most exciting arts destination with state of the art acoustics and exhilarating public spaces.


The Bayside Art Show 2012

The 2012 Bayside Art Show will take place on August 02 - August 05 2012 in the iconic Brighton Town Hall. It has grown from a local community event in 1970 to now being the second largest Art Show in Victoria with some 800 original works on display. Presented by The Rotary Club of Brighton in conjuction with The Brighton Recreation Centre.


Australian Doctors Orchestra 2012 Charity Concert

2pm Sunday 16th September 2012

Melbourne Town Hall

Supporting Australian Rotary Health



Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Open Day

Presented in association with the City of Port Phillip, the Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Open Day will see arts organisations in South Melbourne open their doors to the community for a celebration of local arts and culture. Don’t miss our program of free concerts, activities, tours, master-classes, exhibitions and more on Sunday 19 August 2012, 11am-4pm



R U OK? Day is a national day of action on Thursday 13 September 2012, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other ‘Are you ok?'
By raising awareness about the importance of connection and providing resources throughout the year, the R U OK? Foundation aims to prevent isolation by empowering people to support each other through life's ups and downs.


THE CHO!R - Best of British

THECHO!R - Melbourne’s largest unauditioned Choir! Conducted by Southbank Rotarian Dr Jonathan Welch

Next performance – due to popular demand, Best of British Diamond Jubilee is back! 
Join THECHO!R, Footscray-Yarraville City Band, Liane Keegan and master organist David Johnston for a celebration of all things British.

Saturday 15th September at 7.30pm at Wesley Uniting Church, 148 Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Supporting the African Children's Choir. Book NOW!


Remembering the past and looking to the Future

There’s been a lot going on at Hanover since the last Hanover news, 2012 is shaping up to be a year of exciting developments and change. With the conclusion of their five year strategic plan in June, they've embarked on an ambitious new strategic plan.

Their newsletter this month will bring you uptodate with the Hanover ConnectEast Ride for Home 2012, Southbank site renovations,research into homelessness and more.


New Primary School in South Melbourne

A NEW primary school will be built for the residents of Southbank and surrounding suburbs at 129-161 Ferrars Street South Melbourne.


Volunteer Opportunity - Homelessness

Southbank Rotary is seeking volunteers to assist Hanover Welfare Services together with their sponsoring partner ConnectEast with the annual Ride For Home cycling event along Eastlink on Sunday 18th November 2012. Please CONTACT US if you are interested in supporting Hanover and their invaluable work addressing homelessness in Southbank and across Melbourne.


Volunteer Opportunity - City2Sea

Southbank Rotary are seeking volunteers to assist in marshelling and other duties at the Melbourne City2Sea Fun Run on 11th November 2012. Your contribution as a volunteer will be part of a valuable fundraising opportunity to fund various Rotary community and international projects. Please CONTACT US NOW to register your interest.

Local Matters @ Grill'd Southgate

Grill'd Southgate are generously raising money for Southbank Rotary's homlessness programmes through the restaurant's Local Matters community fundraising. Last month (September) The Big Issue Street Soccer programme won 1st prize and this month SWAGS for the Homeless are in the running! Get down to Grill'd Southgate, buy a burger and support your local community!


Fundraiser in Support of The Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Peter Mac

This year is the inagural Ride to Conquer Cancer and Amanda Oliver, daughter of former Southbank Rotarian Bobbi Lehman Horn is taking on the challenge of riding 200 km through the Yarra Valley with a personal goal of raising $2500.

Your support will be appreciated by all who are impacted by Cancer.


Bollywood Banquet for Life Support @ The Alfred

Saturday 27 October 2012 – 7pm

The Abbotsford Convent

Enjoy an evening of the fabulous food, dance and music of India

Proceeds of the evening will help purchase life saving equipment
for The Alfred Trauma and Critical Care Services.

Download the flyer for more information


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