Rotarians are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who are creating positive, lasting change in our community. Our diverse occupations, cultures, and experiences give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us get things done. 
 
Read below about some of our current and more recent community projects and activities in the Daylesford area. You can find information on Rotary's international projects here.
Wombat Hill picnic shelter gets a new lease on life. The picnic shelter in Wombat Hill has been a popular picnic spot for locals and visitors to Daylesford since it was first constructed by Daylesford Rotary in 1980.
 
In 2017 a large tree branch fell on the shelter, damaging the beams and other timber in the structure. Hepburn Shire Council removed the fallen branch but local government funding was not available to repair and repaint the often-used picnic shelter.
 
That's when Daylesford Rotary's 'Tradie Program' kicked in...Read more...
Rotary support for local youth and schools. Daylesford Rotary provides financial support each year to worthy students at primary schools throughout our local area.
 
In addition, we offer Daylesford Secondary College a two-year scholarship for a student entering Year 11, and then, Year 12. The student with a strong academic potential is privately selected by the school. The scholarship can be spent on any equipment or activities that Daylesford College staff deem to be of use to the student.
 
When the Dharma Primary School relocated from a site in Perrins Street to ...Read more...
Daylesford Trout Hatchery – gone but not forgotten! In 2020, Daylesford Rotary supported the Friends of Cornish Hill by funding the creation of interpretative signage recording the important, but little-known history of the Daylesford Trout Hatchery in Cornish Hill reserve in the heart of Daylesford.
 
Records show that the Daylesford Anglers Club was hatching trout as early as 1926-27. In 1930 they had a hatching box at Jubilee Lake where 40,000 ova were successfully hatched.
 
Later that year a small yearling pond was established at the Lake Reserve but ...Read more...