Welcome to The Rotary Club of Cairns Mulgrave


The Rotary Club of Cairns Mulgrave is part of Rotary District 9550 – the “Top” District in Australia, comprising Northern Queensland and the Northern Territory, plus Timor-Leste.

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Cairns Mulgrave Rotary is making a difference locally and around the world and we are all having fun while doing it! 

What is Rotary?

We are 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

Cairns Mulgrave Rotary is made up of Volunteers committed to giving back to their local community.

The Rotary Club of Cairns Mulgrave has donated more than $300,000 to the local Cairns community over the last 12 to 15 years, through funds raised primarily via the annual Cairns Rotary Duck Race.

Projects supported have included:

Harald’s House, Cairns (Homeless youth)                                                 >$100,000
Dr Edward Koch Foundation (Youth suicide prevention)                             >$35,000
Cairns Hospital Renal Unit                                                                             $30,000
Cairns Branch Royal Blind Foundation/
FNQ Hospital Foundation                                                                            >$ 22,000
Starlight Foundation – Cairns Hospital Children’s Playground                       $24,000
FNQ Youth Assistance Fund                                                                          $15,000
Miscellaneous local Cairns charities/families                                             ~$100,000

Cairns Mulgrave Rotarians also have the opportunity, through Rotary, to support humanitarian work around the globe.  Support can either be through funding or direct participation on overseas projects.


Articles of Interest

Cairns Rotary Duck Race, Saturday 23 September 2017

The Cairns Rotary Duck Race is to be held at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon at 3:00pm on Saturday 23 September 2017.  The 4CA/Star FM Corporate Duck Race will be run at 2pm at the Esplanade Lagoon on the same day.

The Duck Races are to be held in association with a Cairns Rotary Family Fun Day supported by all  Cairns Rotary Clubs, in the vicinity of the Esplanade Lagoon, offering a range of activities for the Cairns Community.

Tickets for  the Rotary Duck Race ($5 per duck) now available for purchase online at Cairns Tickets cairns-book-now-horizontal[1] cairnstickets.com.au   as advertised on 4CA/Star FM.  Tickets for the  Rotary Duck Race will also be available for purchase from Cairns Mulgrave Rotarians wearing distinctive “Rotary Duck” shirts at local community events prior to the race, and at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon on the day of the race.

Around $10,000 worth of prizes are available to be won.

Businesses and individuals can sponsor ducks in the 4CA/Star FM Corporate Duck Race for $100 (+ GST) per corporate duck, through the Dr Edward Koch Foundation, 07 4053 6757.  The winner will receive a $2,000 advertising package with 4CA or Star FM.

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Visitors Welcome
Meeting Venue: Cairns Sheridan Hotel
295 Sheridan St, Cairns North
(entry from McLeod St)
Meeting Time: Friday
1.00 pm
Postal Address: PO Box 2051, Cairns Qld 4870
Membership: Currently Open
All visitors very welcome
Contact: President:
0412 930 441