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Eltham Festival

After the cancellation of the 2020 Festival, we are back


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About us

About us and festival fundraising

The Rotary Eltham Festival is an annual event brought to you by the Rotary Club of Eltham with support from the Nillumbik Shire Council and with the support of many local businesses and supporters. Funds raised at the Festival have been used to address many local community and youth needs and support our international projects.

Despite the difficulties of 2020-21 and despite the cancellation of the Festival in 2020, the Rotary Club of Eltham

completed in excess of 1,000 hours of volunteer service
supported many community groups, individuals and/or Rotary projects either financially or in-kind
donated $72,000 in support of a range of local and international projects.

Funds were raised (when possible) by various activities including our weekly BBQ at Eltham Lower Park, fundraising dinners and events and donations/sponsorship’s.


Local Projects


  •  co-ordination of the Anzac Day Dawn Service in partnership with Montmorency Eltham RSL
  • Repair and maintenance of Butterfly Cottage cubby house, in the playground at Eltham Lower Park.
  • Collected 3,200 food cans for distribution through Diamond Valley Food Collective
  • Fundraising dinner for Children First Foundation
  • Assembled, packed and shipped 50 personal hygiene kits to reduce trachoma in remote communities in the Northern Territory
  • Bee Community Awareness Campaign for World Bee Day
  • Community BBQ on Australia Day
  • Support to local people with disabilities
  •  Support to Down Syndrome of Victoria
  • Registration and insurance of community bus, now managed by Eltham Men’s Shed
  • Christmas gifts to residents of St Vincents Nursing Home
  • Support to November Men’s Health
  • Life Again Ltd – Men’s Health
  • Research into Autism Spectrum
  • Australian Rotary Health research projects
  • Melbourne Zoo primates research

Projects supporting Young People

  •  Community and Volunteers of Eltham (CAVE) scholarships for students in need.
  • Direct support to local students in need including through Operation Newstart and the Reconnect Program
  • Support to local students to attend National Youth Science Forum
  • Support to Interact Clubs at Montmorency and St Helena Secondary Colleges
  • Support to WEHI (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) through the David McFarlane Memorial scholarship to local student completing PhD research
  • Outdoor chess board at St Helena College
  • Support to Orygen Youth Service

International Projects

Funding to Rotary International’s world Polio Eradication project

  • Funding support to The Rotary Foundation
  • Nepal Disaster Fund
  • Phillippines Typhoon Relief
  • Construction of Nepal Training college in partnership with Aussie Aid Abroad


See You There

Fun and Entertainment for the all the family. Dont miss it!