Interplast Australia & New Zealand Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) is a small charitable or-
ganisation that was initially started by Rotary District 980 in 1983 in conjunction with the
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Interplast continues to be strongly supported by
Rotarians in clubs and districts throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists,
nurses and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, to developing nations
across the Asia Pacific region. The teams provide surgical programs for patients, as well as providing training and mentoring programs
for in-country health professionals.
Interplast’s volunteers provide treatment of congenital conditions such as cleft lips and cleft palates, but also of acquired conditions
such as the treatment of severe burns, and the removal of tumours.
ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific
region in the form of life giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their
Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to run this Rotary project that encompasses all the
Districts of Australia and New Zealand. Assisted by many eminent Australian and New Zealand
surgeons who generously donate their time for the treatment of our patients, this humanitarian
program has provided life-giving surgery to over 500 children from more than 20 developing countries, with urgent medical treatment
that was not available to them in their own country.
RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd.) is a program of the Rotary Districts of Australia which was formed
to enable Australian Rotarians, Rotary Districts and Rotary Clubs to assist disad-
vantaged communities and individuals through humanitarian aid projects.
RAWCS has a financial infrastructure system that facilitates fundraising for projects
that deliver humanitarian aid and charitable support in Australia and overseas.
Projects include Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF),
Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) incorporating Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG),
Rotary Australia Relief Fund (RARF), Donations in Kind (DIK) and
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM).
District 9630 RAWCS approved programs include:
Donations in Kind (DIK)
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)
Village Aide Program
Shelters – Cambodia
Kundiawa General Hospital – PNG
ORO Province Disaster Relief
PNG and East Timor Projects
Nepal and Thailand Projects
For more information: http://rawcs.org.au
Shelterbox Australia is the national affiliate of ShelterBox, a cutting-edge global charity that hand-
delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by natural disaster and
conflict. Our signature ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits contain the tools to
transform lives and rebuild communities.
ShelterBox is Rotary International’s project partner for disaster relief and works
closely with Rotary clubs around the world to get aid to places where it is most
needed. The partnership enables us to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that together we can support
more communities in desperate need of shelter after disaster.
Rotarians and Rotary groups across the world support us in a variety of ways, from raising funds and awareness through individual
and club activities, to providing support on the ground during our response to a disaster, enabling us to work more effectively and
reach more communities around the world.
ARH (Australian Rotary Health) is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. ARH has a
broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians, with particular em-
phasis on the young. ARH is a project of the Rotary Districts of Australia and is suppor-
ted by Rotary Clubs.
ARH provides funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well
as Indigenous health students. ARH also provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding and promotes
findings to the community.
For more information: https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/
DIK (Donations in Kind) is an activity of Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited (RAWCS) grew out of the compassion
and concern of returning overseas volunteers. This repurposing and reuse program,
focussing on health & education involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and
distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods.
Donations in Kind currently receives hospital and school equipment, books and much
more that is being upgraded within our schools and hospitals and then sends them by
container to our near neighbours in PNG, the Solomons and other Pacific Islands.
For more information: https://rawcs.org.au/ or PP John Paskin (M) 0400 032 131 Email: email@example.com