Rotary and a Brief History about

Rotary Hervey Bay City.

Rotary Hervey Bay was founded on the 16th of August 1984 by 24 local business people.   They formed the Charter for area 9570, known as Rotary Hervey Bay City.

Rotary International consists of over 31,000 clubs, from 530 Districts, across 163 countries.    Over 1.2 million Rotarians offer their time, service and heartfelt passion to the running of Rotary throughout the world.

Bob Beer

Club President 2017-19

A warm welcome to anyone wanting to become a member of the Hervey Bay City Rotary Club.

Rotary may sponsor your child on an exchange overseas, fundraise for a cause close to your heart, or support you in a time of need.   Ask to join our organisation today, and help make the world a better place to live!

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What is Rotary?

Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Rotary is the worlds first service club. It was founded in Chicago Illinois USA on 23 February 1905.

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Rotarians meet each week, for fellowship and to share in programs that deal with personal, local, and global importance.   Membership is by invitation only, and current members are always available to talk about becoming a member.  Membership has always strived to reflect a wide cross-section of the community.

Rotarians carry out a remarkable variety of tasks,  such as humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs.

You local Rotary is officially part of a Rotary Foundation, which, provides over US $60 million toward international scholarships, cultural exchanges and humanitarian projects each year.

Rotary maintains a strong commitment to working with National and International health organisations on the eradication of the Polio virus.   More than half a billion children in developing nations have been immunised against polio through the Rotary “Polio-Plus” grants.

Rotary is  group of 1.2 million men and women from all over the world, each of whom belong to over 29,000 clubs.   Ask a member for details on how you could be part of this amazing organisation, Today!


The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

The Development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.

The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize these six areas of focus as organizational priorities, and there are countless ways that Rotarians can address these needs locally and internationally.

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Disease prevention and treatment

Water and sanitation

Maternal and child health

Basic education and literacy

Economic and community development

District 9570

The Rotary Club of Hervey Bay City meets every Wednesday
at the Hervey Bay Hotel, Watson St, Pialba.

We welcome visitors to attend our meetings to see what Rotary is all about and how to get involved. Please contact our Secretary on the details below to advise if wishing to attend.

General networking starts at 6.10pm: Dinner 6:30pm.





Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655

Hervey Bay is a Queensland town, 300 kilometres north of Brisbane.   Renowned for its naturally calm sea, beaches, Fraser Island access and an entry point to the Southern parts of the Great Barrier Reef.  Hervey Bay has a relaxed lifestyle a strong reputation for economic and development activities.  The city has a population of approximately 70,000 people, and is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.

Hervey Bay City

Contact Information

PO Box 460, Pialba,
Queensland, 4655

0435 030 920

(Club Secretary)

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