Rotary Club of Darwin North gets involved with many community projects, small to largelocal & international.
We invite you to explore projects below and if interested in supporting any of them yourself, please contact us. Some people donate cash. Others their time. Some arrange for businesses to get directly involved. Other people help us spread the word. Every little bit helps our Club and Community!

Rotakat aims to build confidence, social skills and the sailing ability of young people impacted by Autism, ADHD and anxiety issues in Darwin. Rotakat is a program of the Rotary Club of Darwin North that provides positive outcomes on multiple levels. Through learning to sail on Hobie Catamarans our Young Pirates are presented a challenging, interactive and positive recreation focussed on supporting their social growth, mental health and wellbeing. Parents are supported in raising children by aligning activities with their goals and helping them to have a time for themselves or to focus on their other children. Volunteers are provided a program that builds skills, widens networks, increases experience with young people and introduces them to a robust social group. The community and the major stakeholders benefit with a program that challenges stereotypes surrounding disability and mental health issues. The Rotakat Program is also supported by the Darwin Sailing Club.
Find out more about Rotakat:

Chumkriel Language School (CLS)

Listen to the amazing story of one man's dream to make a difference! Here is a link to You Tube:
Community Recognition
The Firefighter of the Year was instigated in 2012 to recognise the outstanding commitment and community service of professional and volunteer firefighters. The recipients are peer nominated and receive the Eric Simmons Medal named in honor of a past president of Darwin North and director of NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services.  A sum of $2,000 is donated to Australian Rotary Health towards ongoing research in to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it affects emergency services workers.

Conservation and Humanitarism

In 2017, the club donated $5,000 to enable the purchase of a shipping container to protect the crops gown by farmers in Mbirikili village in Tanzania.  The shipping containers ensures the sustainability of the villagers main food source.  It also protects elehants who were raidng the fields in search of food.  The project is a joint program of the Darwin North and Chagga-Mzungu Association. Here is the link to Chagga Mzungu website.

Budding Scientists

The National Youth Science Forum (YSF) welcomes students about to commence Year 12 to explore the world of science for 12 days in Canberra in January.  More information can be found here:


The Club provides a free breakfast for the Relay for Life participants in September each year.