Fund Raising Events

The Rotary Club of Hobart undertakes several Fund Raising Events each Year.

In 2013-14 these activities raised over $100,000 See the link to the Left for details of where the Money was donated.

Rotary Sail Day:

The 2015 Rotary Sail Day was held on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

The event raised $36,000.

The Rotary Charity Sail Day has become a favourite annual event for the Tasmanian business community, boat owners and skippers. Held annually for over 20 years, Sail Day has raised in excess of $800,000 and remains one of Tasmania's largest and most sought after sailing and fundraising events of this type.

Sail Day is hosted by the Rotary Club of Hobart with generous support from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Their members, together with members of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Bellerive Yacht Club and the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania generously donate their yachts and crew for the day to make the whole event possible. We are most grateful for their support.

For more details please visit this page: Sail Day 2015

or follow this link to the Sail Day website:

Rotary Art Show:

Community has been a fundamental part of the Art Show from its inception 24 years ago. Artists from across the Tasmanian community are invited, and encouraged, to exhibit their work. Local businesses give financial assistance through sponsorship and in-kind support.

Members of the Club volunteer to host the event and manage the behind-the-scenes work before, during and after the event.

Sponsors for the event in 2014 were RACT and Wrest Point.

The 2014 Art Show, held in August raised over $22,000.

The 2015 Art Show will be held at Wrest Point August 7th - August 9th, 2015. Entry details will be sent to the Art Show mailing list later in April.

For any queries about the 2015 Art Show please use the Contact Us link to the left.

Rotary Magic Show:

The Rotary Magic Show is held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in November each year. This event is attended by over 2000 exited children, and their parents and guardians.

In 2014 the show raised $17,000.

The Show forms part of the World festival of Magic - the 2014 show was held on Saturday November 29th. Please click this link: for more details.


The Beerfest is a community event held in Hobart in November each year. Our club, in partnership with the State Government's Community Road Safety program, provided volunteers and raised $833 from Donations.

The Taste of Tasmania is a community event run by the Hobart City Council held in Hobart during the time of the various Yacht Races, such as the Sydney-Hobart, Melbourne-Hobart and Launceston-Hobart that finish in Hobart in late December. Volunteers from the Club performed 1200 Breath Tests and raised $3,100.