Welcome to our website

We were the first and are the largest Rotary club in the Northern Territory.

The Rotary Club of Darwin prides itself on contributing to local, national and international projects and sponsorships.  In addition we sponsor a number of Northern Territory awards and functions including the Police Officer of the Year, the Ian MacGregor English Award and the BEAT. We are also raising funds for the northern Territory Youth Sports Foundation.

In recent years we have concentrated in funding various overseas projects in Nepal and Timor Leste, this year we are concentrating on local ‘hands on’ community projects. A primary focus is working in partnership with the Royal Darwin Showground and Exhibition Centre to improve the facilities which they offer the public. A second project involves working with the Darwin Men’s Shed to improve their facilities.

Our club believes in having a good time.  We are famous for our fishing trips, Hawaiian shirts and boisterous meetings. So why not come along and enjoy our hospitality on Thursday evenings at 6pm at the Novotel Atrium hotel on the Esplanade.

Please feel free to learn more about us by exploring our award winning website.

Enjoy your Rotary.

Peter Davies


Articles of Interest

Police Officer of the Year 2018

Her Honour Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory, Act Deputy Commissioner Michael Murphy, Rotary Club of Darwin President Pete Davies and Police Officer of the Year 2018, Detective Sergeant Carmen Butcher

Presentation of the 2018 POOTY Award
Rotary Club of Darwin 
President Peter Davies

Your Honour, the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory and Mr Craig O’Halloran, Mr John Hardy AO, Acting Deputy Commissioner Michael Murphy representing Commissioner Kershaw, Detective Sergeant Carmen Butcher, the Police Officer of the Year 2018 and Distinguished Guests.

We are here today to announce that the 27th Police Officer of the Year is Detective Sergeant Carmen Butcher from Alice Springs and to celebrate the important contribution that Police make to the Northern Territory. Read more…

2017 Chocolate Wheel

And so, another year gone.  The 56th Chocolate Wheel[1] has been and gone (except for the cleaning up, pulling down and washing of used shirts and aprons – any volunteers?).

This year saw a slight slowdown on the past few years, due to a number of factors including low attendance by the public at the Show, shortage of sellers on Thursday, and early finish times each night.  Still, a total of 765 spins, compared to 835 last year, is not to be sneezed at, bringing in a healthy return.

Over the three days, we gave away 36 prizes, including 17 bikes, which is a record number. Read more…

Changeover Dinner

Out with the Old – in with the New!

Saturday 03 June 2017. 1800 for 1830. Foreshore Cafe, Nightcliffe. Be there.

And we were, for the changeover of presidency from Mark “Fingers” Taylor to Jeff “Speak Up” Swann.

Over 50 members and guests assembled in the dying hours of the day (sunset for the more pragmatic) to celebrate the end of one Rotary year and to welcome the new. Read more…

Ladies Long Lunch 2017

Premium charity event with proceeds supporting the
Menzies School of Health Research’s HealthLAB Project

Ladies Long Lunch
The third spectacular went off last Friday. There were nearly 250 people at the event, somewhat down on the previous years but that is the way with the events around town at the moment.
The venue looked great; blue and white was the go as we strived to throw a little bit of Greek overlay onto the usual fun. The theme was followed through with the food, again with Greek influence and of course with one of our headline acts, Mary Coustas or Effie as she is better known. Read more…