RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd

Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) and Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) assist Rotary Clubs develop and manage National and World community service projects. Australian Rotarians participate in activities to improve the lives and living conditions of others and to promote international understanding and goodwill.


Check our 2014 Annual Report

Eastern Region General Meeting 15 Feb Tamworth Details


Make a donation to support administration of our overseas projects (tax deductible )



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PhD Scholarship in Vector-Borne Disease

The Rotarians Against Malaria PhD Scholarship in Vector-Borne Disease will enable a student from Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu to undertake studies for a PhD at James Cook University (JCU) in Cairns or Townsville, Australia.

Applications Close  Friday 20 February 2015.

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RAWCS Overseas Aid Fund and Rotary Australia Benevolent Society are Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) so are able to offer tax deductible donations from organisations who wish to support our worthy projects within and outside Australia. You can search here for over 350 projects, particularly in the Pacfic Rim area.
If you know the number of the project you are interested in, you can donate here, via our secure on-line page.


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Six areas of focus have been identified by Rotary International. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. RAWCS Projects align with these areas and examples of projects in these areas are available below.

Click on the pictures below to see stories of some of our projects or check here to find further projects.

Maternal projects

Maternal and Child Health Programs

Discover a project to provide updates to Loisa Hospital on Trobrian Island, Papua New Guinea to "Save the Kula Babies" by improving pre-natalcare for mothers and medical and health aspects of birthing and nutrition

Water and Sanitation

Year 12 students from Western Australia, as an alternative to "Schoolie's week" , help with a Timor Leste village project that provides water wells.


Disease Prevention and Treatment Programs

The 2013 Medical Field Trip by the Rotary Club of Nepean ( District 9690) to Bangladesh as part of their Aussie Bangla Smile project has given smiles that will last a lifetime and changed their lives forever.


Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution Programs

Pantea Beigi from Australia (second on a left) participates in the Peace and Conflict Resolution Workshop: Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping during Rotary World Peace Symposium Breakout Session III. Rotary International Convention, 4 May 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

Basic Education and Literacy Programs

Orkeeswa Secondary School is located in rural, north western Tanzania, and is part of the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania . The Rotary Club of Geraldton, WA, is raising funds to provide improved facilities at the school, a computer room, science building, a library and a sports pitch.


Economic and Community Development Programs

The project in Fiji aims to alleviate subhuman living conditions for impoverished families. Volunteers working with community residents have built 705 homes in country areas and 111 homes at Koroipita community, Lautoka. Around 3600 people have been housed.



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Perhaps you need to Register your project or
Sign up as a volunteer or report on your project.
Policy documnts are also available to download from this area.



Australian Humanitarian Programs

RAWCS has established the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) to assist Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts within Australia to respond to needs within their own communities and to gain tax deductibility for donations made to their projects which provide direct relief to people in need.



Donations in Kind
( DIK )

Donations in Kind (DIK) provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods.. This recycling and reuse program involves the collection and distribution of donated items to countries in need..


Looking for  a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) ?

RAWCS Overseas Aid Fund is a Deductible Gift Recipient so is able to offer tax deductible donations tp support organisations with worthy projects outside Australia. Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) can provide a similar service within Australia.

Our Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund ( ABN: 21 388 376 554 ) holds the following registrations which will enable it to accept tax deductible donations and grants from all sources in Australia including business coorporations and not-for-profit organisations.

Check our donations page    or    Email our Chairman   for more information.