About the Rotary Eltham Festival

The Rotary Eltham Festival is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Eltham in partnership with the Shire of Nillumbik and the Eltham Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

This is the 16th year volunteer members of the Rotary Club of Eltham have worked to bring you a lively and vibrant festival that showcases all the best things about living, working, shopping and playing in the Eltham district.

The festival aims to:

     *  bring the community together and have fun;
     *  strengthen links between all members of the community;
     *  promote social inclusion and community participation in all aspects of
         life in Nillumbik;
     *  provide an opportunity for community members to learn about all aspects
         of life in Nillumbik;
     *  provide an opportunity for community groups to promote their activities, and
     *  provide an opportunity for community groups to raise funds to support
         their community activities.

How does the Rotary Club of Eltham Support the Community

The Rotary Club of Eltham raises funds in a variety of ways including the annual festival, the weekly BBQ at Lower Eltham Park, raffles, and member contributions and activities.

Last financial year, the Club used funds raised from all activities to support the following projects:




Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

YLead Leadership Conference



National Youth Science Forum

Student Exchange – Japan

Lord & Lady Somers Camps

1st Eltham Scouts Jamboree

Banyule Scouts

Eltham North Primary School


Dominican Sisters Orphanage, Dili

Aussie Abroad

Muskaan School, Bhopal, India

Wheelchairs for Kids

Cycle Power (Gliders)


CFA Research – book commission

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute – microscope

Diamond Valley Learning Centre

Doncaster All Abilities Basketball

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Victoria – kitchen garden

Eltham Men’s Shed

Citizens And Volunteers of Eltham (CAVE)

St Margaret’s Gallery Space

Sensitive Santa

Eltham Lions Club

Nillumbik SES – BBQ tree

Judge Book Bus

St John Ambulance First Aid

Nillumbik White Ribbon

Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges

Kalparin Family Childcare

Boots 4 All

Reach Foundation

Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

Special needs wheelchair


Annual Fund &  Polio Plus


Free Festival sites  

Diamond Valley Badminton Association

Diamond Valley Bushwalking Club

Amnesty International

Eltham Gateway Action Group

The Wilderness Society Victoria

1st Eltham Scout Group

1st Lower Plenty Scouts

1st Greenhills Scout Group

Eltham District Girl Guides

Eltham Men’s Shed

OMNI (Older Men:New Ideas) Eltham

Nillumbik Garden Club

Falun Dafa Association of Australia – Vic Branch

HEJ Face Painting

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Eltham Presbyterian Church

Rotaract Club of Diamond Valley

Interact Club – Montmorency Secondary College

Greensborough Junior Football Club

Friends of Nillumbik Inc

Lions Club of Nillumbik

Diamond Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group

Woodridge Pre School

Eltham Pre School

Come Together Music & Arts Festival

Girls’ Brigade Diamond Valley

Eltham Toy Library

Eltham District Woodworkers

Eltham District Historical Society

Plenty Valley FM

Didge Circle

Andrew Ross Museum

Festival HAVE –A –GO Oval

Eltham CFA

Eltham Junior Football Club

Eltham Cricket Club

Research Football Club


Eltham Lacrosse Club

Eltham Tennis Club

1st Eltham North Scouts

Eltham Eagles Soccer Club

New Varangian Guard

Festival Stage Performances

Tai Chi

Research Primary School Choir

Eltham Primary School Choir

Diamond Creek East Primary Rock Band

Doreen Primary School Band

Eltham College Junior Choir

Plenty Valley Christian College Choir

Eltham Wildcats

Catholic Ladies College –vocal, dance & interactive

Panton Hill Youth Choir

Use of BBQ

Eltham Mens Shed

Interact Club Montmorency Secondary College

Muskaan Support Australia

Rotaract Club of Diamond Valley

Diamond Valley Learning Centre

Eltham Toy Library


We hope you enjoy the 2016 Rotary Eltham Festival.

Jill Ramsay


2016 Eltham Festival