The role of the District International Service Committee is to encourage and facilitate the participation of District Rotary Clubs in the implementation of International Service programs. The committee will comprise the following program co-ordinators who may co-opt Rotarians to support activities throughout the District.


Kerry Kirkmember photo
Rotary Club of Sunbury




RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service



Rotary Project Volunteers

RAWCS teams of 6 to 8 volunteers mainly go to South East Asia and the Pacific Island States for 2 weeks to work with the locals on building projects.  Volunteer teams are made up of Rotarians and non-Rotarians, preferably with one or two building professionals or building apprentices.



Safe Sanitation and Water Saves Lives


The prompt supply of access to clean water, shelter and humanitarian aid are the highest priorities for the survivors or natural disasters.  Rotary has an established response capability through Aquabox.
Aquabox Australia is a project of the Rotary Club of Eltham.

Donations in Kind (DIK)

Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use are valuable commodities in needy countries.  The DIK committee facilitates central coordination, storage, packing and dispatch leading to efficiencies in club efforts and minimum costs to get the goods where they are needed.

David Meller (Denise)
Rotary Club of Strathmore


ShelterBox is a cutting-edge charity that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by natural disaster and conflict. Our signature ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits contain the tools to transform lives and rebuild communities.
Steve Crosling
Rotary Club of Diamond Creek

Disaster Aid Australia

Disaster Aid Australia is a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavor Hills.
Refer to the website

Rotary Friendship Exchange



Interplast is a multi-district Program, established in 1983 as a joint venture with the Australian College of Surgeons, which provides expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, through volunteer teams of surgeons and nurses, going to the South Pacific and countries north of Australia.

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)

RAM is a multi-district program with the major objective to minimise the death and suffering caused by malaria.

Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)

ROMAC was started in 1984 by the Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat.  Its founder is PP Barrie Cooper.
The program reaches out to all children in under developed countries to bring them to Australia for medical operations that will in some cases save their lives and in other cases restore their bodies and provide them with a diginified future. 
It is a recognised Rotary Multi-District Program if Australia and New Zealand Districts.

Recreational and Vocational Fellowship

Rotarians in District 9790 are encouraged to join Rotary Fellowships to link with other Rotarians nationally and internationally sharing common recreational or vocational interests.
Some International Fellowships:
  • Motorcycling
  • Beer Appreciation
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Geocaching
  • Magicians
  • Recreational Vehicles
Download the Directory here.

Vocational Training Teams (VTT)

Group Study Exchange (GSE) has become Vocation Training Teams.
Vocational training has long been a core element of Rotarian service. Under the new grant model known as Future Vision, the Trustees took the original premise of Group Study Exchange and added a formal training component to create Vocational Training Teams (VTT). VTTs foster the transfer of knowledge and skills in an effort to help communities in need for the long term. In addition, pilot districts have found that a VTT also offers an opportunity to interact socially and advance cross-cultural understanding.

District Resource Network (DRN)

Clubs and members can use the DRN when planning new projects to draw on the experience of others who have managed similar types of projects &/or worked in the same parts of the world.
The DRN contains contact details for members who will discuss issues, successes and failures that they have experienced to help you with your projects and plans.
Click the link from the menu on the left to go to the DRN page.  (Only District members have access to the DRN page.)