About Rotary.

Rotary International

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision.  For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects.  From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Learn more about our structure and our foundation and our strategic vision.


The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin’s unique structure in Canberra’s Nara Peace Park.

What we do.

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues.  Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Supporting the Environment.

Our mission.

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Vision statement.

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Australia is zone 8.

All Zones in Rotary International are broken down into geographical Districts.

The Rotary Clubs in the Zone are part of the Rotary International network of business, professional, and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts.  Through Rotary International, the reward of “paying it forward” unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over, allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who shares your drive to give back. Click the link for more information on how to join Rotary.

Rotary Clubs are able to promote projects that are looking for national support.

Canberra region is 9705.


The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin was established over 30 years ago and supports a number of needy projects in our district and abroad.

Our recent charities.

Nusa Tenggara Foundation

The Rotary Club of Burley Griffin’s first West Timor Matching Grant Project and the successful application for a second Matching Grant was 2007. Our club had the great pleasure of working with Members of our twin Rotary Club of Kupang, West Timor.

Since then we have provided financial support of over $100 000!

Indigenous projects

Capital Land keepers Trust 2020.

Indigenous program to train Indigenous women coming out of Maconochie Centre to learn ranger skills and work on their land: Club donated $5,000.

George Wilson visited Yarning: Circle Project which RCCBG is supporting together with the Land Keepers Trust, Red Cross and the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (WWT). The project is a trial of a  program providing mentoring and connection with country for Indigenous women exiting the Alexander Maconochie Centre. The trial is working well but its scope is limited. The RCCBG funding has encouraged the ACT Government to move beyond the trial and add line items in future budgets which we hope will be funded.

The photos show plantings by members of the group, the extent of the former grazing property on Dairy Road, Fyshwick which is being converted back to a diverse environment and wetland by the project participants. Two fire circles one for men, and one for women are shown with indigenous participants, plus Sarah Ryan from The Land Keepers Trust, George Wilson, Lori Gould from WWT in the Indigenous contractor Adam Shipp, Yurbay Consulting.

Peace Projects

Karinya House domestic violence work: Club donated $2,100.

The club donated earnings from charity events we conducted like ’The Stomp’.