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.

This is the 18th 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 Eltham Lower 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

        Diamond Valley Learning Centre

Ellimatta Youth Centre, Kinglake


Hout Bay Project – South Africa

Wheelchairs for Kids

        Balibo House Trust – Timor Leste


Josh Davis Fund

        Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery centre

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute – PhD student scholarship

Eltham Lower Park shade sail installation

Eltham Men’s Shed

Citizens And Volunteers of Eltham (CAVE)

RSL Post Traumatic Stress Disorder research

Eltham Lions Club

Eltham Retirement Village Bus

Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

healthAbility Emergency Relief Fund, Reconnect and Going Wild programs

        St Kilda Mums

Operation Newstart student sponsorship

Syrian refugees housed in Eltham

Eltham North playground rebuild


Annual Fund &  Polio Plus


Free Festival sites  

Diamond Valley Badminton Association

Eltham North Primary School

Amnesty International

Mental Health Week

The Wilderness Society Victoria

Living and Learning Nillumbik

Eltham District Girl Guides

Eltham Men’s Shed

OMNI (Older Men:New Ideas) Eltham

Nillumbik Garden Club

Falun Dafa Association of Australia – Vic Branch


Australian Breastfeeding Association

Eltham Presbyterian Church

Rotaract Club of Diamond Valley

Greensborough Junior Football Club

Friends of Nillumbik Inc

Lions Club of Nillumbik

Diamond Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group

Woodridge Pre-School

Girls’ Brigade Diamond Valley

Eltham District Historical Society

        Eltham Library

Diamond Valley Railway

Eltham Community Action Group

Neonates Mates – Royal Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation

Brotherhood of St Laurence NDIS

Festival Have –a –Go Oval

Eltham CFA

Eltham Junior Football Club

Research Junior Football Club

Eltham Panthers Junior Netball Club

Eltham Lacrosse Club

Eltham Tennis Club

1st Eltham North Scouts

Eltham Wildcats Basketball Club

New Varangian Guard

Use of BBQ

Eltham Men’s Shed

Interact Club Montmorency Secondary College

Diamond Valley Learning Centre

Eltham VIEW Club

1st Eltham North Scouts

        Eltham Rural Group

We hope you enjoy the 2018 Rotary Eltham Festival.

Dale Atkins

Director, Eltham Festival